SANCGeographicalDistribution2016

Provincial Distribution of Nursing Manpower versus the Population of South Africa
    Population Nursing Manpower as at 2016/12/31 In Training as at 2016/12/31
Province 2016 Registered Enrolled Auxiliaries Total Students Pupils Pupil N/A
       
Limpopo      
  - Females 3 056 893 10 355 5 965 9 224 25 544 1 376 119 85
  - Males 2 747 049 1 498 652 838 2 988 519 27 11
  - Total 5 803 942 11 853 6 617 10 062 28 532 1 895 146 96
       
North West      
  - Females 1 865 610 8 555 3 095 4 430 16 080 1 585 329 67
  - Males 1 925 004 1 290 329 579 2 198 486 37 17
  - Total 3 790 614 9 845 3 424 5 009 18 278 2 071 366 84
       
Mpumalanga      
  - Females 2 197 503 6 621 3 179 3 579 13 379 650 119 74
  - Males 2 130 753 881 310 245 1 436 341 20 26
  - Total 4 328 256 7 502 3 489 3 824 14 815 991 139 100
       
Gauteng      
  - Females 6 697 982 34 024 17 263 18 553 69 840 3 829 3 583 1 055
  - Males 6 800 169 2 579 1 471 1 214 5 264 908 350 91
  - Total 13 498 151 36 603 18 734 19 767 75 104 4 737 3 933 1 146
       
Free State      
  - Females 1 469 002 7 103 2 066 2 828 11 997 971 151 63
  - Males 1 392 616 1 102 416 359 1 877 242 25 16
  - Total 2 861 618 8 205 2 482 3 187 13 874 1 213 176 79
       
KwaZulu Natal      
  - Females 5 771 597 28 609 22 755 12 759 64 123 2 650 3 459 522
  - Males 5 308 120 2 999 2 537 1 302 6 838 981 546 84
  - Total 11 079 717 31 608 25 292 14 061 70 961 3 631 4 005 606
       
Northern Cape      
  - Females 597 580 2 085 407 978 3 470 196 0 74
  - Males 594 071 199 45 97 341 68 0 43
  - Total 1 191 651 2 284 452 1 075 3 811 264 0 117
       
Western Cape      
  - Females 3 191 628 15 841 6 516 7 967 30 324 2 229 704 246
  - Males 3 101 572 1 294 435 571 2 300 552 104 29
  - Total 6 293 200 17 135 6 951 8 538 32 624 2 781 808 275
       
Eastern Cape      
  - Females 3 681 342 13 975 5 244 6 563 25 782 2 596 911 351
  - Males 3 380 375 1 588 873 1 216 3 677 1 160 289 136
  - Total 7 061 717 15 563 6 117 7 779 29 459 3 756 1 200 487
       
TOTAL      
  - Females 28 529 137 127 168 66 490 66 881 260 539 16 082 9 375 2 537
  - Males 27 379 729 13 430 7 068 6 421 26 919 5 257 1 398 453
  - Total 55 908 866 140 598 73 558 73 302 287 458 21 339 10 773 2 990
                   
Population per Qualified Nurse (in the same province)
Province   Registered Enrolled Auxiliaries Total
Limpopo 490:1 877:1 577:1 203:1
North West 385:1 1107:1 757:1 207:1
Mpumalanga 577:1 1241:1 1132:1 292:1
Gauteng 369:1 721:1 683:1 180:1
Free State 349:1 1153:1 898:1 206:1
KwaZulu Natal 351:1 438:1 788:1 156:1
Northern Cape 522:1 2636:1 1109:1 313:1
Western Cape 367:1 905:1 737:1 193:1
Eastern Cape   454:1 1154:1 908:1 240:1
TOTAL   398:1 760:1 763:1 194:1
*** Population figures - Statistics South Africa (2016 mid-year estimates).
(All population figures have been rounded off to the nearest 100.)
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