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Statistician General, Pali Lehohla handed over the results report to President Zuma at a function at the PresidentialGuest-housein Pretoria, October 30, 2012.

In 1996 Stats SA recorded a 40.58 million population in South Africa. Five years later, in 2001, census found the South African population to have increased by 10% (44.8). The population size of South Africa has increased to 51.7 million in 2011 – a growth of 11 million people over the past 16 years.
The country’s population picture looks like this: largely female with a population of 51.7 against 48.2 percent male population. Three quarters of the population is black African while White population decreased over the last 10 years. The latest census says nearly a quarter of the population give IsiZulu as their first language followed by IsiXhosa.
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