SANCGeographicalDistribution2011

Geographical Distribution of the Population of South Africa versus Nursing Manpower
Population Nursing Manpower as at 2011/12/31 In Training as at 2011/12/31
Province 2011 Registered Enrolled Auxiliaries Total Students Pupils Pupil N/A
Limpopo
- Females 2 976 313 8369 4235 7797 20401 1356 506 189
- Males 2 578 344 1035 450 902 2387 509 78 23
- Total 5 554 657 9404 4685 8699 22788 1865 584 212
North West
- Females 1 631 659 7094 2444 4249 13787 1293 2 116
- Males 1 621 731 884 247 582 1713 439 -- 31
- Total 3 253 390 7978 2691 4831 15500 1732 2 147
Mpumalanga
- Females 1 885 043 5365 2349 3629 11343 513 313 112
- Males 1 772 138 562 190 334 1086 281 42 56
- Total 3 657 181 5927 2539 3963 12429 794 355 168
Gauteng
- Females 5 615 658 29067 12659 15452 57178 4186 5986 2763
- Males 5 712 545 1703 968 1080 3751 890 564 157
- Total 11 328 203 30770 13627 16532 60929 5076 6550 2920
Free State
- Females 1 427 642 6744 1636 2719 11099 876 270 116
- Males 1 332 002 879 282 352 1513 329 57 21
- Total 2 759 644 7623 1918 3071 12612 1205 327 137
KwaZulu Natal
- Females 5 659 147 23618 17848 10506 51972 2528 5640 1163
- Males 5 159 983 1822 1923 1059 4804 760 724 117
- Total 10 819 130 25440 19771 11565 56776 3288 6364 1280
Northern Cape
- Females 560 422 2023 413 1168 3604 79 -- 70
- Males 536 309 179 37 119 335 29 -- 43
- Total 1 096 731 2202 450 1287 3939 108 -- 113
Western Cape
- Females 2 707 744 14035 5440 7727 27202 2337 1062 499
- Males 2 580 119 765 322 521 1608 539 103 28
- Total 5 287 863 14800 5762 8248 28810 2876 1165 527
Eastern Cape
- Females 3 608 093 13017 3515 5483 22015 2807 917 202
- Males 3 221 865 1101 450 847 2398 830 164 38
  - Total 6 829 958 14118 3965 6330 24413 3637 1081 240
TOTAL
- Females 26 071 721 109332 50539 58730 218601 15975 14696 5230
- Males 24 515 036 8930 4869 5796 19595 4606 1732 514
- Total 50 586 757 118262 55408 64526 238196 20581 16428 5744
Population per Qualified Nurse (in the same province)
Province   Registered Enrolled Auxiliaries Total
Limpopo 591:1 1186:1 639:1 244:1
North West 408:1 1209:1 673:1 210:1
Mpumalanga 617:1 1440:1 923:1 294:1
Gauteng 368:1 831:1 685:1 186:1
Free State 362:1 1439:1 899:1 219:1
KwaZulu Natal 425:1 547:1 936:1 191:1
Northern Cape 498:1 2437:1 852:1 278:1
Western Cape 357:1 918:1 641:1 184:1
Eastern Cape   484:1 1723:1 1079:1 280:1
TOTAL 428:1 913:1 784:1 212:1
*** Population figures - Statistics South Africa (mid year estimates).
2012 South African Nursing Council
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