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South Africa Population, Density, Fertility Rate and Life Expectancy Overview
Population Analysis Year 2010 Year 2020 Year 2030
Population (in million) 51.58 58.721 64.46
Global Rank 24th 25th 25th
Global Population Share 0.741% 0.753% 0.753%
Global Population Density 41.4 43.18 44.87
Global Population Density Rank 212th 214th 216th
Average Life Expectancy 55.88 64.58 66.73
Average Life Expectancy Global Rank 186th 169th 171st
Fertility Rate 2.58 2.35 2.15
Fertility Rate Global Rank 92nd 87th 83rd
Note : Population Density means number of people staying per kilometer and Fertility rate means number of kids born per women

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South Africa Causes of Death
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 344 0.73%
Neonatal disorders 851 1.82%
Lower respiratory infections 860 1.83%
Diarrheal diseases 0 0%
Neonatal infections 12 0.03%
Congenital birth defects 2658 5.67%
Nutritional deficiencies 0 0%
Protein-energy malnutrition 13765 29.37%
Road accidents 437 0.93%
Homicide 296 0.63%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 17954 38.31%
Tuberculosis 113 0.24%
Measles 7 0.01%
Cardiovascular disease 120 0.26%

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Highlights of South Africa BMI and Diet Compositions

Comprehensive data on food supply and consumption is published by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Data was analyzed by The Global Graph and is published in these below Highlights, Graphs and Tables (Data Quality & definitions)

  • As per United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), average person in South Africa gets their caloric supply from :
    • Carbohydrates : 72.19%72.19%
    • Fat : 28.18%28.18%
    • Plant protein : 7.33%7.33%
    • Animal protein : 5.45%5.45%
  • 13.14% increase in caloric supply : Currently South Africa gets 3022/kilocalories per person per day worth of caloric supply when compared to 2671/kilocalories per person per day in Year 1961
  • Cereals & Grains, Oils & Fats and Meat are three major diet compositions in South Africa
  • Maize, Wheat and Rice are three major Cereal preferences in South Africa
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegetable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in South Africa average intake is 117.92 grams
  • Apples, Oranges & Mandarines and Bananas are three major Fruit Types Intake in South Africa
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in South Africa average Fruit intake is 104.11grams
  • In South Africa, average male height is in the decreasing trend and female height is in decreasing trend
  • 51.90% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in South Africa is in the range of normal and Average Female BMI is in range of obese (BMI = Body Mass Index - The WHO define a BMI <=18.5 as 'underweight'; 18.5 to 25 as 'normal/healthy'; 25.0 to 30.0 as 'obese')

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