South Africa - Share of Population with Access to Electricity

Since 2014, South Africa Share of Population with Access to Electricity was down by 0.1points year on year. In 2019, the country was number 156 comparing other countries in Share of Population with Access to Electricity with 85.42 Percent of Population. South Africa is overtaken by East Timor, which was ranked number 155 at 85.58 Percent of Population and is followed by Federated States of Micronesia at 83.63 Percent of Population. Afghanistan topped the ranking with 106.27 Percent of Population in 2019, an increase of 4.3points versus 2018. Bhutan, Morocco and Saint Vincent and Grenadines respectively ranked number 2, 3 and 4 in this ranking. Liberia witnessed the best average annual growth at +20.3points per year, while Libya was the worst growing country at -2points per year.

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Date Percent of Population
2019 85.42
2018 85.06
2017 84.40
2016 84.20
2015 85.50
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How does South Africa rank in Share of Population with Access to Electricity?

# 210 Countries Percent of Population Last YoY 5‑years CAGR
1 #1
Afghanistan
106.27 % 2019 +4.3 % +3.5 % View data
2 #2
Bhutan
104.10 % 2019 +2.5 % +2.6 % View data
155 #155
East Timor
85.58 % 2019 +3.7 % +6.5 % View data
156 #156
South Africa
85.42 % 2019 +0.4 % -0.1 % View data
157 #157
Federated States of Micronesia
83.63 % 2019 +1.9 % +2.5 % View data
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