241 758 people will leave Eastern Cape between 2011 and 2016

NOVEMBER 7, 2014

A total of 241 758 people will migrate from the Eastern Cape between 2011 and 2016, but with 176 758 moving to the province this means the net migration from the province over the period will be 64 937, according to the Mid-Year Population Estimates published by StatsSA.

The figures show that the bulk of those leaving the province (79 570) will move to the Western Cape, while 70 302 will head north to Gauteng.

Of the 176 758 people who will move to the Eastern Cape, 60 301 will come from the Western Cape and 58 818 from Gauteng.

Another 18 199 will come from KwaZulu -Natal.

Net migration between 2001 and 2006 was 76 294, when 229 440 people left the Eastern Cape and 153 145 moved to the province. Over the following five years to 2011 net migration from the Eastern Cape totalled 75 892.

StatsSA says the Eastern Cape, Free State and Limpopo received the largest outflows of people, while Gauteng and Western Cape received the largest number of “migrants”.

The statistics also show that in 2002 some 13.2% of the population resided in the Eastern Cape.

Since then, however, the percentage has been slowly declining to reach 12.6%, where it has remained since 2012.

One result of this is that the Eastern Cape’s equitable share of national revenue, the allocation it receives from National Government has also decreased, meaning that the provincial budget has also shrunk.

Of the 6 786 880 people in the Eastern Cape, some 853 543 are four years old or under, while 810 667 are between the ages of 5 and 9.

A further 712 157 are between the ages of 10 and 14 and 710 892 between 15 and 19, which means that of the total population 3 087 259 are 19 years of age and under.

Of the total population of the Eastern Cape, 3 208 616 are male and 3 578 264 female. - MetroMinutes.


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