SANCGeographicalDistribution2006

Provincial Distribution of Nursing Manpower versus the Population of South Africa
    Population Nursing Manpower as at 2006/12/31 In Training as at 2006/12/31
Province 2006 Registered Enrolled Auxiliaries Total Students Pupils Pupil N/A
             
Limpopo          
  - Females 3 006 700 7016 2497 5953 15466 833 306 287
  - Males 2 664 100 727 353 627 1707 235 23 119
  - Total 5 670 800 7743 2850 6580 17173 1068 329 406
             
North West          
  - Females 1 900 600 5985 1956 3746 11687 1037 1 106
  - Males 1 957 600 635 178 510 1323 289 1 43
  - Total 3 858 200 6620 2134 4256 13010 1326 2 149
             
Mpumalanga          
  - Females 1 646 200 4549 1545 2419 8513 228 115 45
  - Males 1 606 300 366 153 278 797 60 15 21
  - Total 3 252 500 4915 1698 2697 9310 288 130 66
             
Gauteng          
  - Females 4 470 100 25711 9048 14440 49199 2924 2797 2462
  - Males 4 741 100 1173 532 1093 2798 543 269 166
  - Total 9 211 200 26884 9580 15533 51997 3467 3066 2628
             
Free State          
  - Females 1 501 700 6384 1158 2646 10188 476 167 159
  - Males 1 457 100 738 242 299 1279 116 24 46
  - Total 2 958 800 7122 1400 2945 11467 592 191 205
             
KwaZulu Natal          
  - Females 5 014 300 19221 12745 9151 41117 1922 3667 1012
  - Males 4 717 500 981 1191 1060 3232 502 547 94
  - Total 9 731 800 20202 13936 10211 44349 2424 4214 1106
             
Northern Cape          
  - Females 454 400 1837 446 869 3152 62 0 508
  - Males 456 100 129 32 63 224 33 0 127
  - Total 910 500 1966 478 932 3376 95 0 635
             
Western Cape          
  - Females 2 384 400 12902 4354 7409 24665 1119 441 517
  - Males 2 361 100 514 186 486 1186 281 50 46
  - Total 4 745 500 13416 4540 7895 25851 1400 491 563
             
Eastern Cape          
  - Females 3 684 800 11731 2598 4769 19098 1986 55 322
  - Males 3 366 700 696 91 496 1283 626 5 89
  - Total 7 051 500 12427 2689 5265 20381 2612 60 411
             
TOTAL          
  - Females 24 063 200 95336 36347 51402 183085 10587 7549 5418
  - Males 23 327 600 5959 2958 4912 13829 2685 934 751
  - Total 47 390 800 101295 39305 56314 196914 13272 8483 6169
Population per Qualified Nurse (in the same province)
Province   Registered Enrolled Auxiliaries Total
Limpopo 732:1 1990:1 862:1 330:1
North West 583:1 1808:1 907:1 297:1
Mpumalanga 662:1 1915:1 1206:1 349:1
Gauteng 343:1 962:1 593:1 177:1
Free State 415:1 2113:1 1005:1 258:1
KwaZulu Natal 482:1 698:1 953:1 219:1
Northern Cape 463:1 1905:1 977:1 270:1
Western Cape 354:1 1045:1 601:1 184:1
Eastern Cape   567:1 2622:1 1339:1 346:1
TOTAL   468:1 1206:1 842:1 241:1
*** Population figures - Statistics South Africa (mid year estimates).
(All population figures have been rounded off to the nearest 100.)
2006 South African Nursing Council
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