SANCGeographicalDistribution2008

Provincial Distribution of Nursing Manpower versus the Population of South Africa
    Population Nursing Manpower as at 2008/12/31 In Training as at 2008/12/31
Province 2008 Registered Enrolled Auxiliaries Total Students Pupils Pupil N/A
             
Limpopo          
  - Females 2 768 100 7537 2836 6823 17196 1277 267 332
  - Males 2 506 700 835 363 853 2051 476 37 92
  - Total 5 274 800 8372 3199 7676 19247 1753 304 424
             
North West          
  - Females 1 756 200 6342 1996 4048 12386 1094 21 130
  - Males 1 668 800 705 191 538 1434 335 7 24
  - Total 3 425 000 7047 2187 4586 13820 1429 28 154
             
Mpumalanga          
  - Females 1 859 100 4903 1630 3063 9596 286 195 85
  - Males 1 730 900 400 144 292 836 140 26 31
  - Total 3 590 000 5303 1774 3355 10432 426 221 116
             
Gauteng          
  - Females 5 248 600 26874 10379 15042 52295 3299 3894 2330
  - Males 5 198 500 1312 682 1068 3062 701 361 134
  - Total 10 447 100 28186 11061 16110 55357 4000 4255 2464
             
Free State          
  - Females 1 506 800 6506 1278 2674 10458 751 186 133
  - Males 1 370 900 783 228 339 1350 245 47 40
  - Total 2 877 700 7289 1506 3013 11808 996 233 173
             
KwaZulu Natal          
  - Females 5 321 100 21188 14307 10305 45800 2187 4242 970
  - Males 4 784 400 1280 1517 1075 3872 614 469 95
  - Total 10 105 500 22468 15824 11380 49672 2801 4711 1065
             
Northern Cape          
  - Females 580 500 1915 405 1195 3515 232 -- 92
  - Males 545 400 156 30 119 305 58 -- 51
  - Total 1 125 900 2071 435 1314 3820 290 -- 143
             
Western Cape          
  - Females 2 760 400 13421 4710 7527 25658 1437 717 365
  - Males 2 501 600 594 244 512 1350 321 66 27
  - Total 5 262 000 14015 4954 8039 27008 1758 783 392
             
Eastern Cape          
  - Females 3 441 500 12400 2575 4998 19973 2296 498 104
  - Males 3 137 800 827 171 671 1669 708 146 23
  - Total 6 579 300 13227 2746 5669 21642 3004 644 127
             
TOTAL          
  - Females 25 242 300 101086 40116 55675 196877 12859 10020 4541
  - Males 23 445 000 6892 3570 5467 15929 3598 1159 517
  - Total 48 687 300 107978 43686 61142 212806 16457 11179 5058
Population per Qualified Nurse (in the same province)
Province   Registered Enrolled Auxiliaries Total
Limpopo 630:1 1649:1 687:1 274:1
North West 486:1 1566:1 747:1 248:1
Mpumalanga 677:1 2024:1 1070:1 344:1
Gauteng 371:1 944:1 648:1 189:1
Free State 395:1 1911:1 955:1 244:1
KwaZulu Natal 450:1 639:1 888:1 203:1
Northern Cape 544:1 2588:1 857:1 295:1
Western Cape 375:1 1062:1 655:1 195:1
Eastern Cape   497:1 2396:1 1161:1 304:1
TOTAL   451:1 1114:1 796:1 229:1
*** Population figures - Statistics South Africa (mid year estimates).
(All population figures have been rounded off to the nearest 100.)
2009 South African Nursing Council
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