With its more than six million people, the Eastern Cape has the third-largest provincial population, living on about 169 600km² of land.
The language spoken by most is IsiXhosa, followed by Afrikaans and English. The province is home to two of South Africa’s post-apartheid President namely Rolihlahla Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki.
Limpopo Province covers 123 910km2 with an estimated population of 5.8million which translates into a population density of 44 people per square kilometer. The population of Limpopo contributes to 11.3% of South Africa’s population of 47.9 million, according to STATS SA (2007). This makes Limpopo the 4th most populated province in the country. It has a youthful population with 37% of the population being children aged fourteen years or younger, while the economically active population (15 – 64) makes up 57.6%.
There were 4,524,336 people in the Western Cape, living in 1,173,302 households. The population density was 34.97/km² and the household density 9.07/km². In terms of race, 53.91% of people described themselves as Coloured, 26.68% as Black, 18.41% as White, and 1.00% as Indian or Asian 1.00%.
Age distribution in the province is spread out, with 27.3% under the age of 15, 19.4% from 15 to 24, 32.9% from 25 to 44, 15.2% from 45 to 64, and 5.2% who are 65 years of age or older.