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People > Gender Stats: compare key data on South Africa & United States

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  • Female population: Total female population.
  • Female population per thousand people: Total female population. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Gender inequality index: Gender Inequality Index.
  • Gender ratio aged over 60: Amount of women per every 100 males that are over the age of 60 in each country. For instance, in Russia, for every 100 males over 60, there are 196 females who are over 60.
  • Gender ratio aged over 65: Amount of women per every 100 males that are over the age of 65 in each country. For instance, in Russia, for every 100 males over 65, there are 210.6 females who are over 65.
  • Gender ratio aged over 80: Amount of women per every 100 males that are over the age of 80 in each country. For instance, in North Korea, for every 100 males over 80, there are 411.8 females who are over 80.
  • Global Gender Gap Index: The Gender Gap Index considers gender inequality in the dimensions of economic participation (equality of salaries, labor market participation and access to high-skilled employment); access to education; political participation; and health (life expectancy and sex ratio). The highest score of 1 means total equality, 0 means complete inequality. The Index is calculated by the World Economic Forum.
  • Male population: Total male population.
  • Male population per thousand people: Total male population. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Sex ratio at birth: Number of males born for every female born. Countries with a number less than one have more females born than males.
  • Women aged 15-49: Country's total population of women aged 15-49. Future estimates are from the UN Population Division.
  • Women aged 15-49 per thousand people: Country's total population of women aged 15-49. Future estimates are from the UN Population Division. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
STAT South Africa United States HISTORY
Female population 32.74 million
Ranked 35th.
231.19 million
Ranked 4th. 7 times more than South Africa

Female population per thousand people 530.08
Ranked 7th. 3% more than United States
513.11
Ranked 32nd.

Gender inequality index 0.462
Ranked 57th. 80% more than United States
0.256
Ranked 103th.
Gender ratio aged over 60 145.1
Ranked 25th. 12% more than United States
129.9
Ranked 64th.

Gender ratio aged over 65 159.1
Ranked 20th. 15% more than United States
138
Ranked 60th.

Gender ratio aged over 80 252.7
Ranked 16th. 35% more than United States
186.6
Ranked 57th.

Global Gender Gap Index 0.751
Ranked 17th. 2% more than United States
0.739
Ranked 23th.

Male population 31.4 million
Ranked 35th.
230.88 million
Ranked 4th. 7 times more than South Africa

Male population per thousand people 499.14
Ranked 84th. 1% more than United States
496.34
Ranked 103th.

Sex ratio at birth 1.03
Ranked 168th.
1.05
Ranked 132nd. 2% more than South Africa

Women aged 15-49 13.52 million
Ranked 39th.
89.8 million
Ranked 4th. 7 times more than South Africa

Women aged 15-49 per thousand people 279.24
Ranked 23th. 16% more than United States
241.41
Ranked 133th.

SOURCES: United Nations Population Division. Source tables; United Nations Population Division. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; United Nations Development Programme. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_GenderGap_Report_2012.pdf. World Economic Forum, 2012. Table 3a, p. 8 ff.; United Nations Population Division. Source tables; United Nations Population Division. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; United Nations Population Division. Source tables; United Nations Population Division. Source tables; United Nations Population Division. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

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