Average height in South Africa

What is the average height in South Africa?

For South Africa the average height is 162.4 cm. However, it should be noted that the height of a South African person will vary depending on gender and age.

Average height of South Africa people according to gender

For genetic reasons there are differences between men and women when taking into account different values of the human body such as height, so to analyze whether the height of a person is around the average, you must take into account the racial factors or origin (country of origin, in this case South Africa) and the gender:

  • Male: 166.7 cm
  • Female: 158 cm

If a person from South Africa is not 162.4 cm tall, is he/she short?

Not necessarily, as 162.4 centimeters is an average height of people from South Africa. In order to have a correct assessment of whether a height is suitable for a person, family history and some medical variables such as possible diseases, for example, must be taken into account.

Therefore, a person from 162.4 cannot be defined as tall or short by reaching a body size above or below 162.4, this assessment should be made by a medical professional.

Average height in South Africa

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