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North West, South Africa

Area of North West, South Africa 104,850.8 km²
Population 3.7 million
Male Population 1,885,644 (50.7%)
Female Population 1,835,843 (49.3%)
Population change from 1975 to 2015  +134%
Population change from 2000 to 2015  +24.9%
Median Age 25.8 years old
Male Median Age 25.6 years old
Female Median Age 26.1 years old
Timezone South Africa Standard Time

North West, South Africa Population

Years 1975 to 2015
Data1975199020002015
Population 1,590,441 2,383,503 2,978,582 3,721,480
Population Density 15.2 / km² 22.7 / km² 28.4 / km² 35.5 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

North West Population change from 2000 to 2015

Increase of 24.9% from year 2000 to 2015
LocationChange since 1975Change since 1990Change since 2000
North West, South Africa +134% +56.1% +24.9%
South Africa +112.1% +48.2% +21.4%
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

North West, South Africa Population Tree

Population By Age and Gender
AgeMaleFemaleTotal
Under 5 217,454 211,175 428,629
5-9 178,657 174,344 353,001
10-14 166,019 156,823 322,843
15-19 171,795 164,367 336,162
20-24 187,689 175,699 363,388
25-29 181,489 164,891 346,381
30-34 153,422 133,858 287,280
35-39 129,519 121,145 250,665
40-44 110,360 106,814 217,175
45-49 100,919 97,387 198,307
50-54 87,425 82,885 170,310
55-59 67,556 68,948 136,504
60-64 47,616 52,830 100,447
65-69 34,182 42,071 76,254
70-74 23,140 31,837 54,978
75-79 13,892 22,478 36,371
80-84 8,161 14,666 22,828
85 Plus 6,349 13,624 19,974
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

North West, South Africa Population Density

Population Density: 35.5 / km²
LocationPopulationAreaPopulation Density
North West, South Africa 3.7 million 104,850.8 km² 35.5 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

North West, South Africa Historical and Projected Population

Estimated Population from 1870 to 2100
YearEst. PopulationAvg 10 year growth %Avg 10 year growth
1900 261,605 n/a n/a
1910 349,712 33.7% 88,107
1920 431,258 23.3% 81,546
1930 534,913 24% 103,655
1940 646,515 20.9% 111,602
1950 852,360 31.8% 205,845
1960 1,079,519 26.7% 227,159
1970 1,390,856 28.8% 311,337
1990 2,383,503 30.9% 496,323
2000 2,978,582 25% 595,079
2020 3,877,992 14.1% 449,705
2030 4,123,850 6.3% 245,858
2040 4,286,392 3.9% 162,542
2050 4,386,648 2.3% 100,256
2060 4,431,679 1% 45,031
2070 4,405,652 -0.6% -26,027
2080 4,300,504 -2.4% -105,148
2090 4,149,239 -3.5% -151,265
2100 3,959,142 -4.6% -190,097
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

North West, South Africa CO2 Emissions

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Per Capita in Tonnes Per Year
LocationCO2 EmissionsCO2 Emissions Per CapitaCO2 Emissions Intensity
North West, South Africa 23,208,448 t 6.24 t 221.3 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

North West Annual Weather Averages

May Historical Weather Data (1886 to 2020)

Average Temp
15.3°C
59.5°F
Average High
24.8°C
76.6°F
Average Low
5.7°C
42.2°F
   Record High Temperature
34.1°C
93.4°F
   Record Low Temperature
-4.6°C
23.7°F
   Average Precipitation
15.9 mm
0.6 in
   Average Precipitation Days (≥ 0.254 mm)
1.8 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 (5.2)
* 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, 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
Eastern Cape 168,925.6 km² 6.6 million 39.1 / km²
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
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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