Businesses in Upington


Business Distribution by Industry
 Shopping: 20.2%
 Hotels & Travel: 15.4%
 Professional Services: 7.7%
 Automotive: 7.5%
 Restaurants: 7.1%
 Industry: 6.8%
 Education: 6.4%
 Other: 29%
Industry DescriptionNumber of EstablishmentsAverage Google RatingBusinesses per 1,000 residents
Car parts114.20.2
Car repair464.30.6
Gas stations203.90.3
New car dealers254.20.4
Public administration125.00.2
Preschools and kindergartens193.00.3
Finance other144.20.2
Loan companies234.20.3
Grocery stores and supermarkets254.00.4
General contractors103.90.1
Bed and breakfasts224.20.3
Car rental144.00.2
Hotels and motels164.10.2
Other accommodation854.21.2
Travel and transportation214.10.3
Wholesale of machinery144.60.2
Health and medical264.60.4
Clothing stores254.30.4
Department stores114.10.2
Electronics stores124.00.2
Pharmacies and drug stores144.60.2
Area of Upington, Northern Cape580.8 km²
Male Population34,361 (48.4%)
Female Population36,641 (51.6%)
Population change from 1975 to 2015 +235.7%
Population change from 2000 to 2015 +38.3%
Median Age25.9
Male Median Age24.7
Female Median Age27
Area Codes54
NeighborhoodsKeidebees, Middelpos, Oosterville, Rand, Upington
Local TimeWednesday 12:29 AM
TimezoneSouth Africa Standard Time
Lat & Lng-28.44776° / 21.25612°
Postal Codes8801

Upington, Northern Cape - Map

Upington, Northern Cape Population

Years 1975 to 2015
Population Density36.4 / km²64.7 / km²88.4 / km²122.2 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Upington Population change from 2000 to 2015

Increase of 38.3% from year 2000 to 2015
LocationChange since 1975Change since 1990Change since 2000
Upington, Northern Cape+235.7%+88.8%+38.3%
Northern Cape+139%+58.6%+26.5%
South Africa+111.9%+48.1%+21.4%
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Upington, Northern Cape Median Age

Median Age: 25.9 years
LocationMedian AgeMedian Age (Female)Median Age (Male)
Upington, Northern Cape25.9 years27 years24.7 years
Northern Cape25.8 years26.7 years24.9 years
South Africa25.4 years26.3 years24.5 years
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Upington, Northern Cape Population Tree

Population By Age and Gender
Under 53,5103,4866,996
85 Plus135215351
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Upington, Northern Cape Population Density

Population Density: 122.2 / km²
LocationPopulationAreaPopulation Density
Upington, Northern Cape71,002580.8 km²122.2 / km²
Northern Cape1.2 million372,889.4 km²3.28 / km²
South Africa54.3 million1,219,846.5 km²44.5 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Upington, Northern Cape Historical and Projected Population

Estimated Population from 1910 to 2100
1. JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid
2. CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)
3. [Link] Klein Goldewijk, K., Beusen, A., Doelman, J., and Stehfest, E.: Anthropogenic land use estimates for the Holocene – HYDE 3.2, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 927–953,, 2017.


Business Distribution by neighborhood in Upington
 Upington: 68.5%
 Rand: 6.7%
 Other: 24.8%

Business distribution by price for Upington, Northern Cape

 Inexpensive: 63.2%
 Moderate: 28.9%
 Expensive: 7.9%

Human Development Index (HDI)

Statistic composite index of life expectancy, education, and per capita income.
Sources: [Link] Kummu, M., Taka, M. & Guillaume, J. Gridded global datasets for Gross Domestic Product and Human Development Index over 1990–2015. Sci Data 5, 180004 (2018) doi:10.1038/sdata.2018.4

Upington, Northern Cape CO2 Emissions

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Per Capita in Tonnes Per Year
LocationCO2 EmissionsCO2 Emissions Per CapitaCO2 Emissions Intensity
Upington, Northern Cape520,629 t7.33 t896.4 t/km²
Northern Cape8,446,510 t6.92 t22.7 t/km²
South Africa358,473,407 t6.6 t293.9 t/km²
Sources: [Link] Moran, D., Kanemoto K; Jiborn, M., Wood, R., Többen, J., and Seto, K.C. (2018) Carbon footprints of 13,000 cities. Environmental Research Letters DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aac72a

Upington, Northern Cape CO2 Emissions

2013 CO2 emissions (tonnes/year)520,629 t
2013 CO2 emissions (tonnes/year) per capita7.33 t
2013 CO2 emissions intensity (tonnes/km²/year)896.4 t/km²

Natural Hazards Risk

Relative risk out of 10
DroughtHigh (10)
* Risk, particularly concerning flood or landslide, may not be for the entire area.
1. Dilley, M., R.S. Chen, U. Deichmann, A.L. Lerner-Lam, M. Arnold, J. Agwe, P. Buys, O. Kjekstad, B. Lyon, and G. Yetman. 2005. Natural Disaster Hotspots: A Global Risk Analysis. Washington, D.C.: World Bank.
2. Center for Hazards and Risk Research - CHRR - Columbia University, Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University, and International Research Institute for Climate and Society - IRI - Columbia University. 2005. Global Drought Hazard Frequency and Distribution. Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC).

Recent Nearby Earthquakes

Magnitude 3.0 and greater
12/18/1110:07 AM4.385.8 km5,000 mSouth
4/6/114:34 PM4.696.5 km5,000 mSouth
2/21/111:19 PM4.689.6 km5,000 mSouth
1/24/116:39 PM4.488.7 km5,000 mSouth
1/13/119:36 AM4.488.6 km5,000 mSouth
1/11/1110:14 PM4.292 km5,000 mSouth
1/7/114:56 AM4.185.7 km5,000 mSouth

Upington, Northern Cape

Upington is a town founded in 1884 and located in the Northern Cape province of South Africa, on the banks of the Orange River. The town was originally called Olyfenhoudtsdrif ('Olive wood drift'), due to the abundance of olive wood trees in the area..  ︎  Upington Wikipedia Page

Postal Codes

Percentage of businesses by Postal Codes in Upington
 Postal Code 8801: 79.6%
 Postal Code 8800: 19.3%
 Other: 1.1%

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