SANCGeographicalDistribution2020

Provincial Distribution of Nursing Manpower versus the Population of South Africa - 2020
    Population Nursing Manpower as at 2020/12/31 In Training as at 2020/12/31
Province 2020 Registered Enrolled Auxiliaries Total Students Pupils Pupil N/A
       
Limpopo      
  - Females 3 078 423 11 652 4 640 9 085 25 377 1 084 52 14
  - Males 2 774 130 1 805 515 795 3 115 425 12 7
  - Total 5 852 553 13 457 5 155 9 880 28 492 1 509 64 21
       
North West      
  - Females 2 018 143 9 243 2 638 3 856 15 737 1 441 47 48
  - Males 2 090 673 1 537 317 480 2 334 384 13 12
  - Total 4 108 816 10 780 2 955 4 336 18 071 1 825 60 60
       
Mpumalanga      
  - Females 2 372 580 7 464 2 341 3 510 13 315 414 40 24
  - Males 2 307 207 1 183 253 219 1 655 164 11 15
  - Total 4 679 787 8 647 2 594 3 729 14 970 578 51 39
       
Gauteng      
  - Females 7 733 504 36 887 14 059 15 688 66 634 3 615 1 112 561
  - Males 7 754 633 3 313 1 272 1 052 5 637 819 131 65
  - Total 15 488 137 40 200 15 331 16 740 72 271 4 434 1 243 881
       
Free State      
  - Females 1 514 385 7 048 1 691 2 480 11 219 1 086 62 60
  - Males 1 414 517 1 219 378 308 1 905 264 16 16
  - Total 2 928 902 8 267 2 069 2 788 13 124 1 350 78 76
       
KwaZulu Natal      
  - Females 6 015 451 31 480 19 047 11 401 61 928 1 748 603 233
  - Males 5 516 177 3 990 2 186 1 170 7 346 683 120 42
  - Total 11 531 628 35 470 21 233 12 571 69 274 2 431 723 275
       
Northern Cape      
  - Females 652 280 2 133 337 854 3 324 200 0 72
  - Males 640 506 249 39 83 371 64 0 43
  - Total 1 292 786 2 382 376 937 3 695 264 0 115
       
Western Cape      
  - Females 3 551 142 16 620 5 539 6 892 29 051 2 173 155 83
  - Males 3 454 599 1 581 429 528 2 538 558 26 14
  - Total 7 005 741 18 201 5 968 7 420 31 589 2 731 181 97
       
Eastern Cape      
  - Females 3 557 567 14 448 4 437 5 676 24 561 2 793 124 258
  - Males 3 176 434 2 172 910 1 102 4 184 1 169 55 99
  - Total 6 734 001 16 620 5 347 6 778 28 745 3 962 179 357
       
TOTAL      
  - Females 30 493 475 136 975 54 729 59 442 251 146 14 554 2 195 1 353
  - Males 29 128 876 17 049 6 299 5 737 29 085 4 530 384 313
  - Total 59 622 351 154 024 61 028 65 179 280 231 19 084 2 579 1 666
                   
Population per Qualified Nurse (in the same province)
Province   Registered Enrolled Auxiliaries Total
Limpopo 435:1 1135:1 592:1 205:1
North West 381:1 1390:1 948:1 227:1
Mpumalanga 541:1 1804:1 1255:1 313:1
Gauteng 385:1 1010:1 925:1 214:1
Free State 354:1 1416:1 1051:1 223:1
KwaZulu Natal 325:1 543:1 917:1 166:1
Northern Cape 543:1 3438:1 1380:1 350:1
Western Cape 385:1 1174:1 944:1 222:1
Eastern Cape   405:1 1259:1 994:1 234:1
TOTAL   387:1 977:1 915:1 213:1
*** Population figures - Statistics South Africa (2020 mid-year estimates).
2020 South African Nursing Council