Statistics South Africa asks people to describe themselves in the census in terms of five racial population groups. The 2011 census figures for these categories were Black South African at 76.4%, White South African at 9.1%, Coloured South African at 8.9%, Indian South African at 2.5%, and Other/Unspecified at 0.5%.
What is the most common ethnicity in South Africa?
The largest ethnic group in South Africa is the Zulu and the majority of them live in KwaZulu Natal Province and Gauteng Province. The second largest is the Xhosa group; they are located in the Eastern Cape Province and Western Cape Province.
What percentage of South Africa is Caucasian?
8.9% The Statistics South Africa Census 2011 showed that there were about 4,586,838 white people in South Africa, amounting to 8.9% of the countrys population.
What population of Africa is black?
Black Africans made up 79.0% of the total population in 2011 and 81% in 2016. The percentage of all African households that are made up of individuals is 19.9%.
How many homelands were the black South Africans located in?
Ten homelands The policy of separate development sought to assign every black African to a homeland according to their ethnic identity. Ten homelands were created to rid South Africa of its black citizens, opening the way for massed forced removals.