SANCGeographicalDistribution2017

Provincial Distribution of Nursing Manpower versus the Population of South Africa
    Population Nursing Manpower as at 2017/12/31 In Training as at 2017/12/31
Province 2017 Registered Enrolled Auxiliaries Total Students Pupils Pupil N/A
       
Limpopo      
  - Females 3 052 050 10 567 5 833 9 300 25 700 1 352 77 55
  - Males 2 726 392 1 549 645 825 3 019 517 17 9
  - Total 5 778 442 12 116 6 478 10 125 28 719 1 869 94 64
       
North West      
  - Females 1 910 466 8 563 3 093 4 248 15 904 1 573 94 37
  - Males 1 945 707 1 322 319 529 2 170 480 21 12
  - Total 3 856 173 9 885 3 412 4 777 18 074 2 053 115 49
       
Mpumalanga      
  - Females 2 262 712 6 635 3 122 3 581 13 338 617 64 47
  - Males 2 181 500 916 306 235 1 457 304 13 20
  - Total 4 444 212 7 551 3 428 3 816 14 795 921 77 67
       
Gauteng      
  - Females 7 077 378 34 189 17 948 17 370 69 507 4 035 1 569 823
  - Males 7 201 290 2 759 1 521 1 138 5 418 926 177 76
  - Total 14 278 668 36 948 19 469 18 508 74 925 4 961 1 746 899
       
Free State      
  - Females 1 474 451 6 926 2 006 2 695 11 627 1 080 85 60
  - Males 1 392 227 1 130 422 326 1 878 250 21 16
  - Total 2 866 678 8 056 2 428 3 021 13 505 1 330 106 76
       
KwaZulu Natal      
  - Females 5 787 051 29 263 22 962 12 237 64 462 2 361 1 355 442
  - Males 5 287 732 3 267 2 579 1 256 7 102 884 256 70
  - Total 11 074 783 32 530 25 541 13 493 71 564 3 245 1 611 512
       
Northern Cape      
  - Females 611 048 2 066 378 884 3 328 156 0 73
  - Males 602 948 212 40 91 343 53 0 43
  - Total 1 213 996 2 278 418 975 3 671 209 0 116
       
Western Cape      
  - Females 3 296 111 15 833 6 457 7 591 29 881 2 222 313 203
  - Males 3 214 201 1 343 457 567 2 367 583 56 22
  - Total 6 510 312 17 176 6 914 8 158 32 248 2 805 369 225
       
Eastern Cape      
  - Females 3 430 038 13 889 5 489 6 370 25 748 2 661 220 250
  - Males 3 068 644 1 663 979 1 188 3 830 1 232 104 106
  - Total 6 498 682 15 552 6 468 7 558 29 578 3 893 324 356
       
TOTAL      
  - Females 28 901 305 127 931 67 288 64 276 259 495 16 057 3 777 1 990
  - Males 27 620 641 14 161 7 268 6 155 27 584 5 229 665 374
  - Total 56 521 946 142 092 74 556 70 431 287 079 21 286 4 442 2 364
                   
Population per Qualified Nurse (in the same province)
Province   Registered Enrolled Auxiliaries Total
Limpopo 477:1 892:1 571:1 201:1
North West 390:1 1130:1 807:1 213:1
Mpumalanga 589:1 1296:1 1165:1 300:1
Gauteng 386:1 733:1 771:1 191:1
Free State 356:1 1181:1 949:1 212:1
KwaZulu Natal 340:1 434:1 821:1 155:1
Northern Cape 533:1 2904:1 1245:1 331:1
Western Cape 379:1 942:1 798:1 202:1
Eastern Cape   418:1 1005:1 860:1 220:1
TOTAL   398:1 758:1 803:1 197:1
*** Population figures - Statistics South Africa (2017 mid-year estimates).
(All population figures have been rounded off to the nearest 100.)
2018 South African Nursing Council
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