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For 2010, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) estimates the mid-year population as 49,99 million.

· Fifty-one per cent (approximately 25,66 million) of the population is female.

· Gauteng comprises the largest share of the South African population. Approximately 11,19 million people (22,4%) live in this province.

KwaZulu-Natal is the province with the second largest population, with 10,65 million people (21,3%) living in this province. With a population of approximately 1,10 million people (2,2%), Northern Cape remains the province with the smallest share of the South African population.

· Nearly one-third (31,0%) of the population is aged younger than 15 years and approximately 7,6% (3,8 million) is 60 years or older. Of those younger than 15 years, approximately 23% (3,52 million) live in KwaZulu-Natal and 19,3% (2,99 million) live in Gauteng.

· Migration is an important demographic process in shaping the age structure and distribution of the provincial population.
For the period 2006–2011 it is estimated that approximately 211 600 people will migrate from the Eastern Cape; Limpopo is estimated to experience a net out-migration of just over 140 000 people. During the same period, Gauteng and Western Cape are estimated to experience a net inflow of migrants of approximately 364 400 and 94 600 respectively.

· Life expectancy at birth is estimated at 53,3 years for males and 55,2 years for females.

· The infant mortality rate is estimated at 46,9 per 1 000 live births.
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· The estimated overall HIV prevalence rate is approximately 10,5%. The total number of people living with HIV is estimated at approximately 5,24 million. For adults aged 15–49 years, an estimated 17% of the population is HIV positive.

· For 2010, this release estimates that approximately 1,6 million people aged 15 and older; and approximately 183 000 children would be in need of ART.

· The total number of new HIV infections for 2010 is estimated at 410 000. Of these, an estimated 40 000 will be among children