South Africa Gender Ratios
There are more women than men in South Africa according the CIA World Factbook 2021 data (most recent data available).
The South Africa Gender Ratio is 98 men to 100 women (98:100) or 0.98. South Africa's gender ratio is lower than the global average of 101 men to 100 women (101:100) or 1.01.
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South Africa Gender Ratio By Age
Gender Ratios vary by age group as well as location. The table below shows the gender ratios breakdown in South Africa by age.
|Age Range||South Africa Gender Ratio||Global Gender Ratio|
|At birth||102 Men to 100 Women||103 Men to 100 Women|
|1 to 14||101 Men to 100 Women||107 Men to 100 Women|
|15 to 24||99 Men to 100 Women||106 Men to 100 Women|
|25 to 54||102 Men to 100 Women||102 Men to 100 Women|
|55 to 64||87 Men to 100 Women||95 Men to 100 Women|
|65 and over||73 Men to 100 Women||80 Men to 100 Women|
Cities in South Africa
Gender Ratios on this page are an aggregate of the gender ratios in the following cities within the region:
Johannesburg, Cape Town, Tshwane (pretoria), Soweto, Port Elizabeth, and Durban.