The Western Cape can expect an exponential increase in the population by 2024. The Western Cape Provincial Unit has released its findings on growth within the province showing this.

Within the next five years the province can expect an increase of 700 000 people, with several factors attributed to this: people migrating to the province and the unemployment rate.

According to Stats SA’s 2016 report, South Africa’s population is estimated at 55.7-million, and with 1.5% of the country’s population living in the Western Cape, it is estimated that 6.76-million people inhabit the province.

Cape Town took the top spot in the Western Cape’s population statistics, according to the study 65% of the province’s citizens reside in the Mother City.

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Article written by

Dylan Palmer