Most Populous Ethnic Groups In South Africa

Written by Keren Mikva

South Africa has one of the most diverse populations in the world with 51.77 million people — up from 44.8 million in 2001 — according to the last census, taken in 2011. It helps to know who they are if you’re thinking about doing business there. The categories for the census are as follows: black Africans (76.4 percent), whites (9.1 percent), coloured (8.9 percent), Indian or Asian (2.5 percent), and other or unspecified (0.5 percent). Here are 12 of the most populous ethnic groups in South Africa, based on the most recent census.