SANCGeographicalDistribution2015

Provincial Distribution of Nursing Manpower versus the Population of South Africa
    Population Nursing Manpower as at 2015/12/31 In Training as at 2015/12/31
Province 2015 Registered Enrolled Auxiliaries Total Students Pupils Pupil N/A
       
Limpopo      
  - Females 3 027 366 10 048 5 574 8 981 24 603 1 407 358 340
  - Males 2 699 426 1 416 584 871 2 871 515 76 35
  - Total 5 726 792 11 464 6 158 9 852 27 474 1 922 434 375
       
North West      
  - Females 1 819 760 8 437 2 949 4 298 15 684 1 508 541 498
  - Males 1 887 202 1 184 316 564 2 064 495 73 74
  - Total 3 706 962 9 621 3 265 4 862 17 748 2 003 614 572
       
Mpumalanga      
  - Females 2 173 624 6 345 2 974 3 618 12 937 590 456 385
  - Males 2 110 263 761 288 274 1 323 368 71 43
  - Total 4 283 887 7 106 3 262 3 892 14 260 958 527 428
       
Gauteng      
  - Females 6 547 053 33 308 16 134 17 971 67 413 3 605 6 194 3 585
  - Males 6 653 296 2 462 1 335 1 207 5 004 893 571 232
  - Total 13 200 349 35 770 17 469 19 178 72 417 4 498 6 765 3 817
       
Free State      
  - Females 1 447 582 7 033 1 998 2 948 11 979 1 026 402 170
  - Males 1 370 360 1 042 384 383 1 809 268 59 29
  - Total 2 817 942 8 075 2 382 3 331 13 788 1 294 461 199
       
KwaZulu Natal      
  - Females 5 691 015 27 715 22 487 11 990 62 192 2 478 5 698 1 668
  - Males 5 228 062 2 760 2 475 1 218 6 453 909 803 196
  - Total 10 919 077 30 475 24 962 13 208 68 645 3 387 6 501 1 864
       
Northern Cape      
  - Females 594 577 2 065 411 986 3 462 183 0 103
  - Males 591 052 185 42 97 324 60 0 46
  - Total 1 185 629 2 250 453 1 083 3 786 243 0 149
       
Western Cape      
  - Females 3 145 256 15 508 6 221 7 963 29 692 2 118 1 322 723
  - Males 3 054 841 1 193 395 559 2 147 515 148 53
  - Total 6 200 097 16 701 6 616 8 522 31 839 2 633 1 470 776
       
Eastern Cape      
  - Females 3 632 397 13 940 4 950 6 344 25 234 2 489 1 617 895
  - Males 3 283 788 1 452 783 1 191 3 426 1 122 457 237
  - Total 6 916 185 15 392 5 733 7 535 28 660 3 611 2 074 1 132
       
TOTAL      
  - Females 28 078 630 124 399 63 698 65 099 253 196 15 404 16 588 8 367
  - Males 26 878 290 12 455 6 602 6 364 25 421 5 145 2 258 945
  - Total 54 956 920 136 854 70 300 71 463 278 617 20 549 18 846 9 312
                   
Population per Qualified Nurse (in the same province)
Province   Registered Enrolled Auxiliaries Total
Limpopo 500:1 930:1 581:1 208:1
North West 385:1 1135:1 762:1 209:1
Mpumalanga 603:1 1313:1 1101:1 300:1
Gauteng 369:1 756:1 688:1 182:1
Free State 349:1 1183:1 846:1 204:1
KwaZulu Natal 358:1 437:1 827:1 159:1
Northern Cape 527:1 2617:1 1095:1 313:1
Western Cape 371:1 937:1 728:1 195:1
Eastern Cape   449:1 1206:1 918:1 241:1
TOTAL   402:1 782:1 769:1 197:1
*** Population figures - Statistics South Africa (2013 mid-year estimates).
(All population figures have been rounded off to the nearest 100.)
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