Central SA sees a positive net migration rate

According to Statistics South Africa’s latest mid-year population estimates for 2021, the two central South African provinces joined Gauteng, Mpumalanga and the Western Cape in that regard. A positive net migration rate shows there is more people entering the aforementioned provinces than those who are leaving.  

Interestingly, the North West – a province with one of the lowest population figures in the country – has the third highest net migration rate after the much bigger Gauteng and Western Cape provinces at 118 585 between 2011 and 2016 and 116 626 between 2016 and 2021. There is no explanation in the report as to why the province is seeing a higher number of migrants than its central South African counterparts. The Free State on the other end recorded negative net migration periods from 2006-2021.

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