SANCGeographicalDistribution2018

Provincial Distribution of Nursing Manpower versus the Population of South Africa
    Population Nursing Manpower as at 2018/12/31 In Training as at 2018/12/31
Province 2018 Registered Enrolled Auxiliaries Total Students Pupils Pupil N/A
       
Limpopo      
  - Females 3 056 890 10 998 5 510 9 269 25 777 1 316 72 55
  - Males 2 740 385 1 641 607 814 3 062 504 14 9
  - Total 5 797 275 12 639 6 117 10 083 28 839 1 820 86 64
       
North West      
  - Females 1 992 758 8 715 2 981 4 110 15 806 1 660 50 36
  - Males 1 986 197 1 363 326 507 2 196 472 13 12
  - Total 3 978 955 10 078 3 307 4 617 18 002 2 132 63 48
       
Mpumalanga      
  - Females 2 307 270 6 963 2 874 3 511 13 348 513 53 47
  - Males 2 216 604 1 018 287 225 1 530 240 11 19
  - Total 4 523 874 7 981 3 161 3 736 14 878 753 64 66
       
Gauteng      
  - Females 7 282 657 35 031 16 846 16 658 68 535 4 311 1 304 805
  - Males 7 434 382 2 939 1 462 1 108 5 509 994 147 76
  - Total 14 717 039 37 970 18 308 17 766 74 044 5 305 1 451 881
       
Free State      
  - Females 1 520 145 7 020 1 885 2 608 11 513 1 116 76 60
  - Males 1 434 203 1 162 401 322 1 885 241 18 16
  - Total 2 954 348 8 182 2 286 2 930 13 398 1 357 94 76
       
KwaZulu Natal      
  - Females 5 957 486 30 277 21 715 11 832 63 824 2 230 1 059 438
  - Males 5 427 236 3 557 2 443 1 206 7 206 813 198 69
  - Total 11 384 722 33 834 24 158 13 038 71 030 3 043 1 257 507
       
Northern Cape      
  - Females 619 052 2 134 367 888 3 389 137 0 73
  - Males 606 504 223 45 90 358 47 0 43
  - Total 1 225 556 2 357 412 978 3 747 184 0 116
       
Western Cape      
  - Females 3 357 494 16 254 6 154 7 376 29 784 2 170 226 192
  - Males 3 263 609 1 441 448 560 2 449 589 41 22
  - Total 6 621 103 17 695 6 602 7 936 32 233 2 759 267 214
       
Eastern Cape      
  - Females 3 451 753 14 187 5 225 6 154 25 566 2 742 152 239
  - Males 3 070 981 1 868 976 1 123 3 967 1 185 68 99
  - Total 6 522 734 16 055 6 201 7 277 29 533 3 927 220 338
       
TOTAL      
  - Females 29 545 505 131 579 63 557 62 406 257 542 16 195 2 992 1 945
  - Males 28 180 101 15 212 6 995 5 955 28 162 5 085 510 365
  - Total 57 725 606 146 791 70 552 68 361 285 704 21 280 3 502 2 310
                   
Population per Qualified Nurse (in the same province)
Province   Registered Enrolled Auxiliaries Total
Limpopo 459:1 948:1 575:1 201:1
North West 395:1 1203:1 862:1 221:1
Mpumalanga 567:1 1431:1 1211:1 304:1
Gauteng 388:1 804:1 828:1 199:1
Free State 361:1 1292:1 1008:1 221:1
KwaZulu Natal 336:1 471:1 873:1 160:1
Northern Cape 520:1 2975:1 1253:1 327:1
Western Cape 374:1 1003:1 834:1 205:1
Eastern Cape   406:1 1052:1 896:1 221:1
TOTAL   393:1 818:1 844:1 202:1
*** Population figures - Statistics South Africa (2018 mid-year estimates).
(All population figures have been rounded off to the nearest 100.)
2019 South African Nursing Council
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