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Eastern Cape

Area of Eastern Cape 168,925.6 km²
Population 6.6 million
Male Population 3,110,842 (47.1%)
Female Population 3,494,703 (52.9%)
Population change from 1975 to 2015  +46.2%
Population change from 2000 to 2015  +4.1%
Median Age 23.2 years old
Male Median Age 21.2 years old
Female Median Age 25 years old
Timezone South Africa Standard Time

Eastern Cape Population

Years 1975 to 2015
Data1975199020002015
Population 4,517,895 5,700,596 6,342,882 6,605,532
Population Density 26.7 / km² 33.7 / km² 37.5 / km² 39.1 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Eastern Cape Population change from 2000 to 2015

Increase of 4.1% from year 2000 to 2015
LocationChange since 1975Change since 1990Change since 2000
Eastern Cape +46.2% +15.9% +4.1%
South Africa +112.1% +48.2% +21.4%
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Eastern Cape Population Tree

Population By Age and Gender
AgeMaleFemaleTotal
Under 5 390,110 381,337 771,447
5-9 363,344 356,283 719,627
10-14 354,426 332,919 687,346
15-19 376,502 367,869 744,371
20-24 302,533 310,070 612,604
25-29 238,314 255,674 493,989
30-34 184,235 207,427 391,662
35-39 162,965 199,322 362,288
40-44 140,810 189,447 330,257
45-49 129,151 182,233 311,385
50-54 121,284 172,015 293,299
55-59 102,861 141,550 244,412
60-64 83,441 114,632 198,074
65-69 57,376 84,221 141,597
70-74 47,831 79,055 126,886
75-79 26,951 54,826 81,777
80-84 16,897 37,143 54,040
85 Plus 11,811 28,681 40,492
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Eastern Cape Population Density

Population Density: 39.1 / km²
LocationPopulationAreaPopulation Density
Eastern Cape 6.6 million 168,925.6 km² 39.1 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Eastern Cape Historical and Projected Population

Estimated Population from 1850 to 2100
YearEst. PopulationAvg 10 year growth %Avg 10 year growth
1900 721,599 n/a n/a
1910 967,443 34.1% 245,844
1920 1,197,992 23.8% 230,549
1930 1,493,363 24.7% 295,371
1940 1,818,316 21.8% 324,953
1950 2,398,090 31.9% 579,774
1960 3,047,161 27.1% 649,071
1970 3,942,284 29.4% 895,123
1990 5,700,596 20.3% 879,156
2000 6,342,882 11.3% 642,286
2020 6,860,668 4% 258,893
2030 7,245,984 5.6% 385,316
2040 7,480,137 3.2% 234,153
2050 7,604,470 1.7% 124,333
2060 7,634,099 0.4% 29,629
2070 7,542,833 -1.2% -91,266
2080 7,318,920 -3% -223,913
2090 7,025,246 -4% -293,674
2100 6,674,169 -5% -351,077
Sources:
1. JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid
2. CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)
3. [Link] Klein Goldewijk, K., Beusen, A., Doelman, J., and Stehfest, E.: Anthropogenic land use estimates for the Holocene – HYDE 3.2, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 927–953, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-9-927-2017, 2017.

Human Development Index (HDI)

Statistic composite index of life expectancy, education, and per capita income.
Sources: [Link] Kummu, M., Taka, M. & Guillaume, J. Gridded global datasets for Gross Domestic Product and Human Development Index over 1990–2015. Sci Data 5, 180004 (2018) doi:10.1038/sdata.2018.4

Eastern Cape CO2 Emissions

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Per Capita in Tonnes Per Year
LocationCO2 EmissionsCO2 Emissions Per CapitaCO2 Emissions Intensity
Eastern Cape 38,711,700 t 5.86 t 229.2 t/km²
Sources: [Link] Moran, D., Kanemoto K; Jiborn, M., Wood, R., Többen, J., and Seto, K.C. (2018) Carbon footprints of 13,000 cities. Environmental Research Letters DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aac72a

Eastern Cape Annual Weather Averages

May Historical Weather Data (1877 to 2020)

Average Temp
15.8°C
60.4°F
Average High
21.8°C
71.2°F
Average Low
9.9°C
49.8°F
   Record High Temperature
37.0°C
98.6°F
   Record Low Temperature
-8.0°C
17.6°F
   Average Precipitation
30.7 mm
1.2 in
   Average Precipitation Days (≥ 0.254 mm)
3.5 days
Sources:
1. NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
2. Lawrimore, Jay H.; Ray, Ron; Applequist, Scott; Korzeniewski, Bryant; Menne, Matthew J. (2016): Global Summary of the Month (GSOM), Version 1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://doi.org/10.7289/V5QV3JJ5. Accessed Fri, 08 May 2020 06:54:17 GMT.

Natural Hazards Risk

Relative risk out of 10
Drought Medium (5.5)
Flood High (10)
* Risk, particularly concerning flood or landslide, may not be for the entire area.
Sources:
1. Dilley, M., R.S. Chen, U. Deichmann, A.L. Lerner-Lam, M. Arnold, J. Agwe, P. Buys, O. Kjekstad, B. Lyon, and G. Yetman. 2005. Natural Disaster Hotspots: A Global Risk Analysis. Washington, D.C.: World Bank. https://doi.org/10.1596/0-8213-5930-4.
2. Center for Hazards and Risk Research - CHRR - Columbia University, Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University. 2005. Global Flood Hazard Frequency and Distribution. Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). https://doi.org/10.7927/H4668B3D.
3. Center for Hazards and Risk Research - CHRR - Columbia University, Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University, and International Research Institute for Climate and Society - IRI - Columbia University. 2005. Global Drought Hazard Frequency and Distribution. Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). https://doi.org/10.7927/H4VX0DFT.

Other places in South Africa

Place Area Population Population Density
Free State 129,834.8 km² 2.7 million 21.1 / km²
Gauteng 18,176.3 km² 13.5 million 743.6 / km²
Kwazulu-Natal 93,341.5 km² 10.5 million 112.0 / km²
Limpopo 125,633.1 km² 5.5 million 44.1 / km²
Mpumalanga 76,495.3 km² 4.3 million 56.3 / km²
North West 104,850.8 km² 3.7 million 35.5 / km²
Northern Cape 372,834.1 km² 1.2 million 3.28 / km²
Western Cape 130,709.2 km² 6.4 million 48.8 / km²
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