South Africa - Density of Practising Nurses

Since 2014, South Africa Density of Practising Nurses rose 2.3% year on year. At 1.39 Units (Health Professionnals) Per Thousand Persons in 2019, the country was number 33 comparing other countries in Density of Practising Nurses. South Africa is overtaken by India, which was ranked number 32 at 1.65 Units (Health Professionnals) Per Thousand Persons and is followed by Colombia at 1.36 Units (Health Professionnals) Per Thousand Persons. Norway topped the ranking with 18.07 Units (Health Professionnals) Per Thousand Persons in 2019, +1.5% versus 2018. Switzerland, Iceland and Germany respectively ranked number 2, 3 and 4 in this ranking. Costa Rica witnessed the best average annual growth at +7.7% per year, while Latvia recorded the worst performance at -1.3% per year.

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Date Units (Health Professionnals) Per Thousand Persons
2019 1.39
2018 1.36
2017 1.32
2016 1.32
2015 1.28
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How does South Africa rank in Density of Practising Nurses?

# 34 Countries Units (Health Professionnals) Per Thousand Persons Last YoY 5‑years CAGR
1 #1
Norway
18 2019 +1.5 % +1.4 % View data
2 #2
Switzerland
18 2019 +1.5 % +1.9 % View data
32 #32
India
2 2019 +3.1 % +3.6 % View data
33 #33
South Africa
1 2019 +2.2 % +2.3 % View data
34 #34
Colombia
1 2019 +2.3 % +4.5 % View data
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