Average Age Of White Male In South Africa

What is the Age of a White Male?

Life expectancy at birth for males was 75.1 years in the first half of 2020, representing a decline of 1.2 years from 76.3 years in 2019. For females, life expectancy declined to 80.5 years, decreasing 0.9 years from 81.4 years in 2019

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Average Age Of White Male In South Africa

In South Africa, the White population is spread out with 19.0% under the age of 15, 15.1% from 15 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age of a White is 35 years. For every 100 White females, there are 94.0 white males.

Data from StatsSA shows that between 2002 and 2020, the life expectancy of males in South Africa increased from 59.9 years to 64.6 years, and for females from 67.2 to 71.3 years.

The mid-year population estimates show that the total population of persons aged 60 years and older has been increasing steadily since 2015. In 2020, the elderly population was estimated to be over 5.4 million, accounting for a 9.1 per cent share of the overall South African population.

Even though this does not affect people currently aged 60 years and older, it does indicate that the general conditions that contribute towards a longer life are improving, underpinning the general trend that South Africa has and will continue to have a growing elderly population, the stats body said.

Gauteng and Western Cape are currently leading with regard to having higher life expectancy for both males and females.

Most elderly persons died of natural causes. The common underlying causes of death were diseases of the circulatory system, which include hypertensive diseases, ischaemic heart and other forms of heart disease, neoplasms and diseases of the respiratory system.

The three health conditions most common amongst the elderly are high blood pressure, diabetes and arthritis. Elderly women were most likely to suffer from arthritis than elderly men, StatsSA said.

StasSA’s ageing index, which measures the proportion of persons aged 60 years and older to the population of children under the age of 15 years, increased from 29 in 2015 to 32 in 2020, showing that the population is progressively ageing.

What is the average age to live in South Africa?

The current life expectancy for South Africa in 2022 is 64.63 years, a 0.39% increase from 2021.

The life expectancy for South Africa in 2021 was 64.38 years, a 0.39% increase from 2020. The life expectancy for South Africa in 2020 was 64.12 years, a 0.39% increase from 2019.

How long do men live in South Africa?

64.6 years

Data from StatsSA shows that between 2002 and 2020, the life expectancy of males in South Africa increased from 59.9 years to 64.6 years, and for females from 67.2 to 71.3 years.

The mid-year population estimates show that the total population of persons aged 60 years and older has been increasing steadily since 2015.

Why is the average age so low in South Africa?

With just 5 percent of its population currently age 65 and older, South Africa is the youngest of the countries included in this study and has yet to start aging. 

Thanks to a consistently high fertility rate, the share of the older population are growing at a much slower pace than in other upper-middle-income countries.

How many 60-year-olds are there in South Africa?

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) estimates the mid-year population in 2020 at 59,62 million in South Africa. Around 51,1% (approximately 30,5 million) of the population is female, while 5,43 million people are aged 60 and over.

What age is considered elderly in South Africa?

The Older Persons Act 13 of 2006 provides that an older person is a person who is 60 years old or older. In South Africa, older persons account for more than 8, 1% (4, 698 000) of the total population.

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