Pietermaritzburg Population 2021

532,766
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Pietermaritzburg's 2021 population is now estimated at 532,766. In 1950, the population of Pietermaritzburg was 89,712. Pietermaritzburg has grown by 5,854 since 2015, which represents a 1.11% annual change. These population estimates and projections come from the latest revision of the UN World Urbanization Prospects. These estimates represent the Urban agglomeration of Pietermaritzburg, which typically includes Pietermaritzburg's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.

Pietermaritzburg Population 2021

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
2035644,0091.28%8,125
2034635,8841.31%8,221
2033627,6631.34%8,309
2032619,3541.37%8,382
2031610,9721.40%8,445
2030602,5271.43%8,473
2029594,0541.44%8,461
2028585,5931.46%8,399
2027577,1941.45%8,269
2026568,9251.43%8,046
2025560,8791.40%7,717
2024553,1621.34%7,290
2023545,8721.26%6,803
2022539,0691.18%6,303
2021532,7661.11%5,854
2020526,9121.05%5,493
2019521,4191.02%5,242
2018516,1771.46%7,441
2017508,7361.46%7,334
2016501,4021.46%7,228
2015494,1741.46%7,123
2014487,0511.46%7,021
2013480,0301.46%6,920
2012473,1101.46%6,820
2011466,2901.46%6,713
2010459,5771.46%6,616
2009452,9611.46%6,512
2008446,4491.46%6,436
2007440,0131.46%6,335
2006433,6781.46%6,243
2005427,4351.46%6,145
2004421,2901.46%6,074
2003415,2161.46%5,977
2002409,2391.18%4,786
2001404,4530.46%1,855
2000402,5980.46%1,852
1999400,7460.46%1,841
1998398,9050.46%1,832
1997397,0732.40%9,303
1996387,7707.68%27,642
1995360,1287.66%25,638
1994334,4907.66%23,812
1993310,6787.65%22,089
1992288,5897.68%20,572
1991268,0174.49%11,525
1990256,4923.05%7,588
1989248,9043.04%7,352
1988241,5523.05%7,155
1987234,3973.05%6,934
1986227,4633.05%6,729
1985220,7342.40%5,164
1984215,5702.09%4,419
1983211,1512.09%4,323
1982206,8282.09%4,234
1981202,5942.09%4,142
1980198,4522.09%4,068
1979194,3842.09%3,980
1978190,4042.09%3,897
1977186,5072.09%3,813
1976182,6942.09%3,746
1975178,9482.09%3,663
1974175,2852.09%3,588
1973171,6972.09%3,510
1972168,1872.09%3,448
1971164,7392.09%3,373
1970161,3662.30%3,635
1969157,7312.34%3,606
1968154,1252.35%3,534
1967150,5912.34%3,448
1966147,1432.34%3,370
1965143,7732.34%3,287
1964140,4862.35%3,221
1963137,2652.34%3,143
1962134,1222.34%3,072
1961131,0502.57%3,282
1960127,7683.60%4,444
1959123,3243.60%4,284
1958119,0403.60%4,135
1957114,9053.59%3,987
1956110,9183.60%3,858
1955107,0603.60%3,719
1954103,3413.60%3,590
195399,7513.59%3,461
195296,2903.60%3,349
195192,9413.60%3,229
195089,7120.00%

Pietermaritzburg Population Data (Urban Area)

Name 2021 Population 2021 Growth
Johannesburg5,926,6682.49%
Cape Town4,709,9902.00%
Ekurhuleni3,969,9371.94%
Durban3,176,2540.57%
Pretoria2,655,2823.49%
Port Elizabeth1,266,5331.02%
West Rand909,3011.30%
Soshanguve866,0051.48%
Vereeniging779,5300.71%
Buffalo City717,0671.20%
Bloemfontein577,5601.86%
Pietermaritzburg532,7661.11%
Rustenburg532,7114.58%
Witbank470,2493.51%
Polokwane444,8594.52%

Other Cities in South Africa

  1. World Urbanization Prospects - United Nations population estimates and projections of major Urban Agglomerations

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