Port Elizabeth Population 2021

1,266,533
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Port Elizabeth's 2021 population is now estimated at 1,266,533. In 1950, the population of Port Elizabeth was 192,444. Port Elizabeth has grown by 12,791 since 2015, which represents a 1.02% 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 Port Elizabeth, which typically includes Port Elizabeth's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.

Port Elizabeth Population 2021

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
20351,526,8661.28%19,265
20341,507,6011.31%19,489
20331,488,1121.34%19,696
20321,468,4161.37%19,867
20311,448,5491.40%20,003
20301,428,5461.42%20,054
20291,408,4921.44%19,995
20281,388,4971.45%19,795
20271,368,7021.44%19,415
20261,349,2871.41%18,783
20251,330,5041.36%17,873
20241,312,6311.29%16,703
20231,295,9281.20%15,378
20221,280,5501.11%14,017
20211,266,5331.02%12,791
20201,253,7420.95%11,801
20191,241,9410.90%11,122
20181,230,8191.35%16,339
20171,214,4801.35%16,122
20161,198,3581.35%15,908
20151,182,4501.35%15,697
20141,166,7531.35%15,488
20131,151,2651.35%15,283
20121,135,9821.35%15,080
20111,120,9021.34%14,859
20101,106,0431.34%14,661
20091,091,3821.34%14,448
20081,076,9341.35%14,296
20071,062,6381.34%14,087
20061,048,5511.34%13,899
20051,034,6521.34%13,697
20041,020,9551.35%13,552
20031,007,4031.34%13,354
2002994,0491.20%11,779
2001982,2700.82%8,005
2000974,2650.82%7,961
1999966,3040.82%7,885
1998958,4190.82%7,822
1997950,5971.10%10,362
1996940,2351.85%17,037
1995923,1981.84%16,705
1994906,4931.84%16,403
1993890,0901.84%16,084
1992874,0061.85%15,836
1991858,1703.70%30,640
1990827,5304.58%36,244
1989791,2864.57%34,611
1988756,6754.59%33,186
1987723,4894.58%31,687
1986691,8024.58%30,300
1985661,5022.92%18,792
1984642,7102.15%13,521
1983629,1892.15%13,219
1982615,9702.15%12,941
1981603,0292.14%12,652
1980590,3772.15%12,420
1979577,9572.15%12,143
1978565,8142.15%11,887
1977553,9272.14%11,622
1976542,3052.15%11,409
1975530,8962.15%11,155
1974519,7412.15%10,918
1973508,8232.14%10,676
1972498,1472.15%10,480
1971487,6672.15%10,245
1970477,4224.75%21,666
1969455,7565.23%22,635
1968433,1215.24%21,569
1967411,5525.23%20,467
1966391,0855.23%19,449
1965371,6365.23%18,458
1964353,1785.24%17,587
1963335,5915.23%16,690
1962318,9015.23%15,859
1961303,0425.02%14,496
1960288,5464.14%11,468
1959277,0784.13%10,997
1958266,0814.13%10,561
1957255,5204.13%10,128
1956245,3924.14%9,753
1955235,6394.13%9,352
1954226,2874.13%8,981
1953217,3064.13%8,614
1952208,6924.14%8,294
1951200,3984.13%7,954
1950192,4440.00%

Port Elizabeth 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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