SANCGeographicalDistribution2009

Provincial Distribution of Nursing Manpower versus the Population of South Africa
    Population Nursing Manpower as at 2009/12/31 In Training as at 2009/12/31
Province 2009 Registered Enrolled Auxiliaries Total Students Pupils Pupil N/A
             
Limpopo          
  - Females 2 732 100 7741 3313 7157 18211 1232 397 178
  - Males 2 495 100 885 392 898 2175 480 53 45
  - Total 5 227 200 8626 3705 8055 20386 1712 450 223
             
North West          
  - Females 1 751 200 6580 2148 4185 12913 1127 45 62
  - Males 1 699 200 771 214 553 1538 376 8 18
  - Total 3 450 400 7351 2362 4738 14451 1503 53 80
             
Mpumalanga          
  - Females 1 863 500 5003 1881 3293 10177 526 225 57
  - Males 1 743 300 419 162 315 896 247 23 28
  - Total 3 606 800 5422 2043 3608 11073 773 248 85
             
Gauteng          
  - Females 5 266 100 27624 11239 15304 54167 3637 4552 1598
  - Males 5 265 200 1398 803 1049 3250 758 384 105
  - Total 10 531 300 29022 12042 16353 57417 4395 4936 1703
             
Free State          
  - Females 1 514 700 6589 1460 2594 10643 746 284 78
  - Males 1 387 700 808 243 330 1381 274 70 21
  - Total 2 902 400 7397 1703 2924 12024 1020 354 99
             
KwaZulu Natal          
  - Females 5 471 300 21956 15718 10318 47992 2265 4580 777
  - Males 4 978 000 1435 1683 1073 4191 639 514 85
  - Total 10 449 300 23391 17401 11391 52183 2904 5094 862
             
Northern Cape          
  - Females 588 400 1914 430 1199 3543 142 -- 76
  - Males 559 200 160 38 124 322 31 -- 44
  - Total 1 147 600 2074 468 1323 3865 173 -- 120
             
Western Cape          
  - Females 2 803 900 13678 4967 7614 26259 1471 913 407
  - Males 2 553 000 641 270 521 1432 340 93 24
  - Total 5 356 900 14319 5237 8135 27691 1811 1006 431
             
Eastern Cape          
  - Females 3 460 600 12763 2856 5178 20797 2196 737 119
  - Males 3 188 000 934 261 735 1930 680 174 31
  - Total 6 648 600 13697 3117 5913 22727 2876 911 150
             
TOTAL          
  - Females 25 451 800 103848 44012 56842 204702 13342 11733 3352
  - Males 23 868 700 7451 4066 5598 17115 3825 1319 401
  - Total 49 320 500 111299 48078 62440 221817 17167 13052 3753
Population per Qualified Nurse (in the same province)
Province   Registered Enrolled Auxiliaries Total
Limpopo 606:1 1411:1 649:1 256:1
North West 469:1 1461:1 728:1 239:1
Mpumalanga 665:1 1765:1 1000:1 326:1
Gauteng 363:1 875:1 644:1 183:1
Free State 392:1 1704:1 993:1 241:1
KwaZulu Natal 447:1 600:1 917:1 200:1
Northern Cape 553:1 2452:1 867:1 297:1
Western Cape 374:1 1023:1 659:1 193:1
Eastern Cape   485:1 2133:1 1124:1 293:1
TOTAL   443:1 1026:1 790:1 222:1
*** Population figures - Statistics South Africa (mid year estimates).
(All population figures have been rounded off to the nearest 100.)
2010 South African Nursing Council
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