SANCGeographicalDistribution2014

Provincial Distribution of Nursing Manpower versus the Population of South Africa
    Population Nursing Manpower as at 2014/12/31 In Training as at 2014/12/31
Province 2014 Registered Enrolled Auxiliaries Total Students Pupils Pupil N/A
       
Limpopo      
  - Females 2 981 351 9 679 5 186 8 718 23 583 1 442 471 314
  - Males 2 649 113 1 308 549 882 2 739 509 74 30
  - Total 5 630 464 10 987 5 735 9 600 26 322 1 951 545 344
       
North West      
  - Females 1 805 363 8 145 2 872 4 394 15 411 1 442 88 302
  - Males 1 870 911 1 091 299 580 1 970 483 15 60
  - Total 3 676 274 9 236 3 171 4 974 17 381 1 925 103 362
       
Mpumalanga      
  - Females 2 151 350 6 222 2 770 3 745 12 737 614 354 79
  - Males 2 077 973 742 268 303 1 313 377 50 34
  - Total 4 229 323 6 964 3 038 4 048 14 050 991 404 113
       
Gauteng      
  - Females 6 399 632 32 531 15 277 17 470 65 278 3 896 6 882 3 637
  - Males 6 515 185 2 316 1 266 1 164 4 746 974 584 200
  - Total 12 914 817 34 847 16 543 18 634 70 024 4 870 7 466 3 837
       
Free State      
  - Females 1 433 679 7 009 1 889 2 935 11 833 1 080 389 163
  - Males 1 353 078 995 355 384 1 734 314 64 37
  - Total 2 786 757 8 004 2 244 3 319 13 567 1 394 453 200
       
KwaZulu Natal      
  - Females 5 592 428 26 662 21 787 11 629 60 078 2 399 6 037 1 552
  - Males 5 102 007 2 512 2 385 1 160 6 057 865 812 175
  - Total 10 694 435 29 174 24 172 12 789 66 135 3 264 6 849 1 727
       
Northern Cape      
  - Females 588 570 20 149 392 1 058 21 599 183 0 70
  - Males 578 111 188 39 105 332 55 0 43
  - Total 1 166 681 20 337 431 1 163 21 931 238 0 113
       
Western Cape      
  - Females 3 105 308 15 378 5 999 7 997 29 374 2 320 1 235 739
  - Males 3 011 016 1 110 374 570 2 054 529 130 53
  - Total 6 116 324 16 488 6 373 8 567 31 428 2 849 1 365 792
       
Eastern Cape      
  - Females 3 578 264 13 832 4 531 6 220 24 583 2 710 1 189 814
  - Males 3 208 616 1 358 653 1 105 3 116 1 111 393 247
  - Total 6 786 880 15 190 5 184 7 325 27 699 3 821 1 582 1 061
       
TOTAL      
  - Females 27 635 945 139 607 60 703 64 166 264 476 16 086 16 645 7 670
  - Males 26 366 010 11 620 6 188 6 253 24 061 5 217 2 122 879
  - Total 54 001 955 151 227 66 891 70 419 288 537 21 303 18 767 8 549
                   
Population per Qualified Nurse (in the same province)
Province   Registered Enrolled Auxiliaries Total
Limpopo 512:1 982:1 587:1 214:1
North West 398:1 1159:1 739:1 212:1
Mpumalanga 607:1 1392:1 1045:1 301:1
Gauteng 371:1 781:1 693:1 184:1
Free State 348:1 1242:1 840:1 205:1
KwaZulu Natal 367:1 442:1 836:1 162:1
Northern Cape 57:1 2707:1 1003:1 53:1
Western Cape 371:1 960:1 714:1 195:1
Eastern Cape   447:1 1309:1 927:1 245:1
TOTAL   357:1 807:1 767:1 187:1
*** Population figures - Statistics South Africa (2014 mid-year estimates).
(All population figures have been rounded off to the nearest 100.)
2014 South African Nursing Council
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