SANCProvincialDistribution2005

Provincial Distribution of Nursing Manpower versus the Population of South Africa - 2005
    Population Nursing Manpower as at 2005/12/31 In Training as at 2005/12/31
Province 2005 Registered Enrolled Auxiliaries Total Students Pupils Pupil N/A
             
Limpopo          
  - Females 2 991 800 6831 2500 5307 14638 934 191 273
  - Males 2 643 200 709 361 527 1597 259 18 122
  - Total 5 635 000 7540 2861 5834 16235 1193 209 395
             
North West          
  - Females 1 882 400 5864 1951 3613 11428 966 1 117
  - Males 1 941 500 631 183 483 1297 206 1 29
  - Total 3 823 900 6495 2134 4096 12725 1172 2 146
             
Mpumalanga          
  - Females 1 629 800 4421 1570 2012 8003 256 123 102
  - Males 1 590 100 353 160 229 742 43 32 42
  - Total 3 219 900 4774 1730 2241 8745 299 155 144
             
Gauteng          
  - Females 4 374 900 25620 8530 14535 48685 2608 2208 3036
  - Males 4 643 100 1134 493 1090 2717 448 165 233
  - Total 9 018 000 26754 9023 15625 51402 3056 2373 3269
             
Free State          
  - Females 1 497 900 6447 1018 2737 10202 553 175 127
  - Males 1 455 200 728 238 312 1278 128 26 38
  - Total 2 953 100 7175 1256 3049 11480 681 201 165
             
KwaZulu Natal          
  - Females 4 977 000 18559 11520 8665 38744 2162 4090 1208
  - Males 4 674 100 886 884 1024 2794 542 625 123
  - Total 9 651 100 19445 12404 9689 41538 2704 4715 1331
             
Northern Cape          
  - Females 451 000 1810 469 864 3143 83 0 194
  - Males 451 300 126 29 62 217 41 0 37
  - Total 902 300 1936 498 926 3360 124 0 231
             
Western Cape          
  - Females 2 333 600 12788 4162 7390 24340 816 379 403
  - Males 2 312 000 451 180 459 1090 188 23 48
  - Total 4 645 600 13239 4342 7849 25430 1004 402 451
             
Eastern Cape          
  - Females 3 679 500 11546 2748 4838 19132 2205 37 127
  - Males 3 359 800 630 89 503 1222 658 2 30
  - Total 7 039 300 12176 2837 5341 20354 2863 39 157
             
TOTAL          
  - Females 23 817 900 93886 34468 49961 178315 10583 7204 5587
  - Males 23 070 300 5648 2617 4689 12954 2513 892 702
  - Total 46 888 200 99534 37085 54650 191269 13096 8096 6289
Population per Qualified Nurse (in the same province)
Province   Registered Enrolled Auxiliaries Total
Limpopo 747:1 1970:1 966:1 347:1
North West 589:1 1792:1 934:1 301:1
Mpumalanga 674:1 1861:1 1437:1 368:1
Gauteng 337:1 999:1 577:1 175:1
Free State 412:1 2351:1 969:1 257:1
KwaZulu Natal 496:1 778:1 996:1 232:1
Northern Cape 466:1 1812:1 974:1 269:1
Western Cape 351:1 1070:1 592:1 183:1
Eastern Cape   578:1 2481:1 1318:1 346:1
TOTAL   471:1 1264:1 858:1 245:1
*** Population figures - Statistics South Africa (mid year estimates)
2006 South African Nursing Council