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Northern Cape

Area of Northern Cape 372,834.1 km²
Population 1.2 million
Male Population 601,957 (49.3%)
Female Population 619,288 (50.7%)
Population change from 1975 to 2015  +139.2%
Population change from 2000 to 2015  +26.5%
Median Age 25.8 years old
Male Median Age 24.9 years old
Female Median Age 26.7 years old
Timezone South Africa Standard Time

Northern Cape Population

Years 1975 to 2015
Data1975199020002015
Population 510,494 770,062 965,070 1,221,245
Population Density 1.37 / km² 2.07 / km² 2.59 / km² 3.28 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Northern Cape Population change from 2000 to 2015

Increase of 26.5% from year 2000 to 2015
LocationChange since 1975Change since 1990Change since 2000
Northern Cape +139.2% +58.6% +26.5%
South Africa +112.1% +48.2% +21.4%
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Northern Cape Population Tree

Population By Age and Gender
AgeMaleFemaleTotal
Under 5 66,315 63,580 129,896
5-9 61,608 59,925 121,534
10-14 59,729 56,978 116,708
15-19 58,217 56,572 114,789
20-24 56,374 55,001 111,376
25-29 54,091 52,634 106,726
30-34 46,267 45,159 91,427
35-39 39,555 40,522 80,078
40-44 35,445 37,495 72,941
45-49 30,965 34,970 65,936
50-54 27,200 30,374 57,574
55-59 21,822 25,131 46,954
60-64 16,451 19,490 35,942
65-69 11,146 14,341 25,488
70-74 7,644 10,825 18,469
75-79 4,685 7,599 12,284
80-84 2,458 4,491 6,949
85 Plus 1,985 4,201 6,186
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Northern Cape Population Density

Population Density: 3.28 / km²
LocationPopulationAreaPopulation Density
Northern Cape 1.2 million 372,834.1 km² 3.28 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Northern Cape Historical and Projected Population

Estimated Population from 1870 to 2100
YearEst. PopulationAvg 10 year growth %Avg 10 year growth
1900 83,338 n/a n/a
1910 111,468 33.8% 28,130
1920 137,589 23.4% 26,121
1930 170,818 24.2% 33,229
1940 206,669 21% 35,851
1950 272,687 31.9% 66,018
1960 345,853 26.8% 73,166
1970 446,268 29% 100,415
1990 770,062 31.4% 161,897
2000 965,070 25.3% 195,008
2020 1,273,096 14.9% 154,013
2030 1,354,404 6.4% 81,308
2040 1,407,217 3.9% 52,813
2050 1,440,491 2.4% 33,274
2060 1,456,164 1.1% 15,673
2070 1,447,311 -0.6% -8,853
2080 1,411,588 -2.5% -35,723
2090 1,361,617 -3.5% -49,971
2100 1,298,167 -4.7% -63,450
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

Northern Cape CO2 Emissions

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Per Capita in Tonnes Per Year
LocationCO2 EmissionsCO2 Emissions Per CapitaCO2 Emissions Intensity
Northern Cape 8,445,898 t 6.92 t 22.7 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

Northern Cape Annual Weather Averages

May Historical Weather Data (1877 to 2020)

Average Temp
15.1°C
59.2°F
Average High
23.0°C
73.3°F
Average Low
7.5°C
45.5°F
   Record High Temperature
39.0°C
102.2°F
   Record Low Temperature
-9.0°C
15.8°F
   Average Precipitation
15.9 mm
0.6 in
   Average Precipitation Days (≥ 0.254 mm)
2.0 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 High (8.6)
* 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
North West 104,850.8 km² 3.7 million 35.5 / km²
Western Cape 130,709.2 km² 6.4 million 48.8 / km²
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