SANCGeographicalDistribution2007

Provincial Distribution of Nursing Manpower versus the Population of South Africa
    Population Nursing Manpower as at 2007/12/31 In Training as at 2007/12/31
Province 2007 Registered Enrolled Auxiliaries Total Students Pupils Pupil N/A
             
Limpopo          
  - Females 2 856 500 7245 2613 6533 16391 1191 164 185
  - Males 2 546 400 773 357 780 1910 448 14 92
  - Total 5 402 900 8018 2970 7313 18301 1639 178 277
             
North West          
  - Females 1 655 100 6083 1981 3896 11960 906 1 100
  - Males 1 739 100 650 181 535 1366 255 1 22
  - Total 3 394 200 6733 2162 4431 13326 1161 2 122
             
Mpumalanga          
  - Females 1 799 400 4716 1544 2770 9030 345 125 52
  - Males 1 736 900 384 144 286 814 145 18 22
  - Total 3 536 300 5100 1688 3056 9844 490 143 74
             
Gauteng          
  - Females 4 717 700 25967 9456 14903 50326 3125 3342 2355
  - Males 4 970 400 1234 576 1107 2917 600 334 133
  - Total 9 688 100 27201 10032 16010 53243 3725 3676 2488
             
Free State          
  - Females 1 505 200 6440 1202 2690 10332 728 142 95
  - Males 1 460 400 763 239 340 1342 240 33 32
  - Total 2 965 600 7203 1441 3030 11674 968 175 127
             
KwaZulu Natal          
  - Females 5 163 300 20011 13191 9899 43101 2043 3969 860
  - Males 4 851 200 1120 1308 1095 3523 592 506 76
  - Total 10 014 500 21131 14499 10994 46624 2635 4475 936
             
Northern Cape          
  - Females 554 300 1870 436 1192 3498 218 -- 135
  - Males 547 900 137 30 111 278 63 -- 63
  - Total 1 102 200 2007 466 1303 3776 281 -- 198
             
Western Cape          
  - Females 2 431 400 13168 4496 7447 25111 1247 442 406
  - Males 2 408 400 573 200 514 1287 291 67 27
  - Total 4 839 800 13741 4696 7961 26398 1538 509 433
             
Eastern Cape          
  - Females 3 604 300 11913 2515 4899 19327 2156 296 125
  - Males 3 301 900 745 113 577 1435 665 74 32
  - Total 6 906 200 12658 2628 5476 20762 2821 370 157
             
TOTAL          
  - Females 24 287 200 97413 37434 54229 189076 11959 8481 4313
  - Males 23 562 600 6379 3148 5345 14872 3299 1047 499
  - Total 47 849 800 103792 40582 59574 203948 15258 9528 4812
Population per Qualified Nurse (in the same province)
Province   Registered Enrolled Auxiliaries Total
Limpopo 674:1 1819:1 739:1 295:1
North West 504:1 1570:1 766:1 255:1
Mpumalanga 693:1 2095:1 1157:1 359:1
Gauteng 356:1 966:1 605:1 182:1
Free State 412:1 2058:1 979:1 254:1
KwaZulu Natal 474:1 691:1 911:1 215:1
Northern Cape 549:1 2365:1 846:1 292:1
Western Cape 352:1 1031:1 608:1 183:1
Eastern Cape   546:1 2628:1 1261:1 333:1
TOTAL   461:1 1179:1 803:1 235:1
*** Population figures - Statistics South Africa (mid year estimates).
(All population figures have been rounded off to the nearest 100.)
2007 South African Nursing Council
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