South Africa Birth Rate 1950-2020

Chart and table of the South Africa birth rate from 1950 to 2020. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current birth rate for South Africa in 2020 is 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.
  • The birth rate for South Africa in 2017 was 21.060 births per 1000 people, a 1.85% decline from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Birth Rate
Country Name 2020 Birth Rate
Equatorial Guinea 32.617
Gabon 30.510
Iraq 28.467
Namibia 27.869
Samoa 24.079
Guatemala 24.039
Tonga 23.982
Botswana 23.977
Algeria 22.998
Turkmenistan 22.701
Jordan 21.502
Fiji 20.747
Belize 20.383
Paraguay 20.193
South Africa 19.995
Kazakhstan 19.959
Guyana 19.568
Ecuador 19.303
Dominican Republic 19.007
Suriname 18.187
Libya 18.090
Iran 17.997
Peru 17.635
Venezuela 17.542
Mexico 17.173
Lebanon 17.132
Malaysia 16.451
Grenada 15.982
Azerbaijan 15.828
Jamaica 15.780
Turkey 15.665
Colombia 14.526
Brazil 13.566
Costa Rica 13.545
Maldives 13.476
Armenia 13.424
Russia 12.194
Montenegro 11.614
Albania 11.472
Belarus 11.461
China 11.416
North Macedonia 10.545
Mauritius 10.099
Thailand 10.090
Cuba 9.894
Romania 9.587
Serbia 9.354
Bulgaria 8.835
South Africa - Historical Birth Rate Data
Year Birth Rate Growth Rate
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%