Question: What was the status of Coloured people in South Africa?

According to the 2011 census, 8.9 per cent of the population of South Africa self-identifies as coloured. Many individuals who were identified as coloured under apartheid are now self-identifying as San or Khoekhoe. In fact under almost any definition many other South Africans are of mixed race.

What were colored people in South Africa?

Coloured, formerly Cape Coloured, a person of mixed European (“white”) and African (“black”) or Asian ancestry, as officially defined by the South African government from 1950 to 1991.

What percent of South Africa is Coloured?

8.9 percent Today, the number of coloured South Africans amounts to 4.2 million, i.e. 8.9 percent of the countrys total population.

What is the black population of South Africa?

47,454 Individuals with an Indian or Asian background formed the smallest population group, counting approximately 1.45 million people overall .Total population of South Africa in 2019, by ethnic groups (in 1,000s)CharacteristicTotal population in thousandsBlack African47,454Colored5,080White4,444Indian/Asian1,45115 Jul 2021

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