South Africa - Number of Practising Physicians

Since 2013, South Africa Number of Practising Physicians rose 2.3% year on year. With 44,540 Persons in 2018, the country was ranked number 36 comparing other countries in Number of Practising Physicians. South Africa is overtaken by Chile, which was ranked number 35 at 45,040 Persons and is followed by Sweden with 43,917 Persons. China ranked the highest with 2,658,793 Persons in 2018, +2.3% versus 2017. Chile witnessed the best average annual growth at +6.8% per year, while Ireland witnessed the worst performance at -3.1% per year.

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Date Units (Persons)
2018 44,540.00
2017 43,929.00
2016 43,305.00
2015 43,277.00
2014 41,132.00
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How does South Africa rank in Number of Practising Physicians?

# 69 Countries Units (Persons) Last YoY 5‑years CAGR
1 China 2,658,793 2018 +2.3 % +3.1 % View data
2 India 1,021,924 2018 +2.0 % +2.2 % View data
35 Chile 45,040 2018 +1.6 % +6.8 % View data
36 South Africa 44,540 2018 +1.4 % +2.3 % View data
37 Sweden 43,917 2018 +1.7 % +2.0 % View data
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