SANCGeographicalDistribution2012

Provincial Distribution of Nursing Manpower versus the Population of South Africa
    Population Nursing Manpower as at 2012/12/31 In Training as at 2012/12/31
Province 2011 Registered Enrolled Auxiliaries Total Students Pupils Pupil N/A
       
Limpopo      
  - Females 2 880 700 8 921 4 615 7 925 21 461 1 346 388 167
  - Males 2 524 100 1 159 486 860 2 505 494 43 11
  - Total 5 404 800 10 080 5 101 8 785 23 966 1 840 431 178
       
North West      
  - Females 1 730 100 7 425 2 505 4 327 14 257 1 292 42 144
  - Males 1 779 900 969 261 586 1 816 437 3 26
  - Total 3 510 000 8 394 2 766 4 913 16 073 1 729 45 170
       
Mpumalanga      
  - Females 2 065 900 5 708 2 452 3 720 11 880 560 321 104
  - Males 1 974 000 623 216 339 1 178 351 51 38
  - Total 4 039 900 6 331 2 668 4 059 13 058 911 372 142
       
Gauteng      
  - Females 6 082 400 30 232 13 432 15 832 59 496 4 207 6 011 2 439
  - Males 6 189 900 1 874 1 044 1 082 4 000 944 524 172
  - Total 12 272 300 32 106 14 476 16 914 63 496 5 151 6 535 2 611
       
Free State      
  - Females 1 416 600 6 865 1 670 2 883 11 418 1 003 303 150
  - Males 1 329 000 923 301 366 1 590 351 63 21
  - Total 2 745 600 7 788 1 971 3 249 13 008 1 354 366 171
       
KwaZulu Natal      
  - Females 5 388 600 24 968 18 906 10 888 54 762 2 274 5 773 1 243
  - Males 4 878 700 2 073 2 072 1 099 5 244 735 692 128
  - Total 10 267 300 27 041 20 978 11 987 60 006 3 009 6 465 1 371
       
Northern Cape      
  - Females 580 900 2 062 412 1 137 3 611 166 0 70
  - Males 565 000 180 39 122 341 52 0 43
  - Total 1 145 900 2 242 451 1 259 3 952 218 0 113
       
Western Cape      
  - Females 2 964 200 14 560 5 560 7 836 27 956 2 399 1 003 487
  - Males 2 858 500 895 335 539 1 769 551 93 43
  - Total 5 822 700 15 455 5 895 8 375 29 725 2 950 1 096 530
       
Eastern Cape      
  - Females 3 472 400 13 414 3 899 5 528 22 841 2 829 917 516
  - Males 3 089 700 1 194 517 900 2 611 929 197 108
  - Total 6 562 100 14 608 4 416 6 428 25 452 3 758 1 114 624
       
TOTAL      
  - Females 26 581 800 114 155 53 451 60 076 227 682 16 076 14 758 5 320
  - Males 25 188 800 9 890 5 271 5 893 21 054 4 844 1 666 590
  - Total 51 770 600 124 045 58 722 65 969 248 736 20 920 16 424 5 910
                   
Population per Qualified Nurse (in the same province)
Province   Registered Enrolled Auxiliaries Total
Limpopo 536:1 1060:1 615:1 226:1
North West 418:1 1269:1 714:1 218:1
Mpumalanga 638:1 1514:1 995:1 309:1
Gauteng 382:1 848:1 726:1 193:1
Free State 353:1 1393:1 845:1 211:1
KwaZulu Natal 380:1 489:1 857:1 171:1
Northern Cape 511:1 2541:1 910:1 290:1
Western Cape 377:1 988:1 695:1 196:1
Eastern Cape   449:1 1486:1 1021:1 258:1
TOTAL   417:1 882:1 785:1 208:1
*** Population figures - Statistics South Africa (2011 census).
(All population figures have been rounded off to the nearest 100.)
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