South Africa Birth Rate 1950-2021

Chart and table of the South Africa birth rate from 1950 to 2021. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current birth rate for South Africa in 2021 is 19.662 births per 1000 people, a 1.67% decline from 2020.
  • The birth rate for South Africa in 2020 was 19.995 births per 1000 people, a 1.64% decline from 2019.
  • The birth rate for South Africa in 2019 was 20.329 births per 1000 people, a 1.62% decline from 2018.
  • The birth rate for South Africa in 2018 was 20.663 births per 1000 people, a 1.89% decline from 2017.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Birth Rate
Country Name 2021 Birth Rate
Equatorial Guinea 32.198
Gabon 29.767
Iraq 28.134
Namibia 27.385
Samoa 23.849
Tonga 23.745
Guatemala 23.677
Botswana 23.410
Algeria 22.153
Turkmenistan 22.060
Jordan 21.228
Fiji 20.383
Belize 20.130
Paraguay 19.931
South Africa 19.662
Guyana 19.318
Kazakhstan 19.250
Ecuador 19.027
Dominican Republic 18.667
Suriname 17.948
Libya 17.633
Iran 17.447
Peru 17.404
Venezuela 17.298
Lebanon 16.915
Mexico 16.892
Malaysia 16.258
Grenada 15.675
Jamaica 15.556
Turkey 15.408
Azerbaijan 15.201
Colombia 14.275
Brazil 13.313
Costa Rica 13.262
Armenia 13.055
Maldives 13.014
Russia 11.905
Montenegro 11.511
Albania 11.310
Belarus 11.272
China 11.159
North Macedonia 10.375
Mauritius 10.026
Thailand 9.904
Cuba 9.732
Romania 9.489
Serbia 9.254
Bulgaria 8.775
South Africa - Historical Birth Rate Data
Year Birth Rate Growth Rate
2021 19.662 -1.670%
2020 19.995 -1.640%
2019 20.329 -1.620%
2018 20.663 -1.890%
2017 21.060 -1.850%
2016 21.457 -1.810%
2015 21.853 -1.780%
2014 22.250 -1.750%
2013 22.647 -0.780%
2012 22.825 -0.770%
2011 23.003 -0.770%
2010 23.181 -0.760%
2009 23.359 -0.760%
2008 23.537 0.760%
2007 23.360 0.760%
2006 23.183 0.770%
2005 23.006 0.780%
2004 22.829 0.780%
2003 22.652 -0.970%
2002 22.874 -0.960%
2001 23.096 -0.950%
2000 23.317 -0.940%
1999 23.539 -0.930%
1998 23.761 -3.030%
1997 24.503 -2.940%
1996 25.244 -2.860%
1995 25.986 -2.770%
1994 26.727 -2.700%
1993 27.469 -3.890%
1992 28.580 -3.750%
1991 29.692 -3.610%
1990 30.803 -3.480%
1989 31.915 -3.360%
1988 33.026 -1.710%
1987 33.601 -1.680%
1986 34.175 -1.650%
1985 34.750 -1.620%
1984 35.324 -1.600%
1983 35.899 -0.050%
1982 35.918 -0.050%
1981 35.937 -0.060%
1980 35.957 -0.050%
1979 35.976 -0.050%
1978 35.995 -1.060%
1977 36.379 -1.040%
1976 36.762 -1.030%
1975 37.146 -1.020%
1974 37.529 -1.010%
1973 37.913 -0.630%
1972 38.152 -0.630%
1971 38.392 -0.620%
1970 38.631 -0.620%
1969 38.871 -0.610%
1968 39.110 -0.740%
1967 39.403 -0.740%
1966 39.696 -0.730%
1965 39.989 -0.730%
1964 40.282 -0.720%
1963 40.575 -0.430%
1962 40.749 -0.430%
1961 40.923 -0.420%
1960 41.096 -0.420%
1959 41.270 -0.420%
1958 41.444 -0.300%
1957 41.569 -0.300%
1956 41.694 -0.300%
1955 41.819 -0.300%
1954 41.944 -0.300%
1953 42.069 -0.300%
1952 42.194 -0.300%
1951 42.319 -0.290%
1950 42.444 0.000%