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Table 1 Summary of Community Pharmacy Availability and Ownership Type from Pre 2003 to 2014

From: To evaluate the impact of opening up ownership of pharmacies in South Africa

 Free StateGautengKwa Zulu-NatalLimpopoNorthern CapeWestern CapeEastern CapeMpumalangaNorth WestTotal
Pre2004 Registered PharmaciesPre 2004 Registered2171449671122685782131852083711
Closed before 199459393132201811135764857
Closed 1995–2003855292244518189849831230
Active in 200473527315573227820279611624
Rate of Closure per year (1995–2003)9.4458.7824.895.002.0021.000.895.449.22136.67
Closed Post 2003222101081810113115179622
Active in 20145131720739221658762521002
Pharmacy to 100,000 Population ratio2.785.553.301.143.256.012.882.351.993.55
Post2004 Registered PharmaciesPost 2003 Registered108914340181423421471391332346
Independent Pharmacy Closure14131431413374199284
Corporate Pharmacy Closure1215001111343
Rate of Closure per year (2004–2014)3.3632.9114.182.912.0914.6410.913.361.9186.27
Independent Active 201462472192148161449491841303
Corporate Active 2014312901001913150482837716
Total Active in 20141441079499206514592291811733021
Net gain/year6.4550.1816.7313.551.7316.452.459.2710.18127.00
Percentage Net Gain5.0839.5113.1710.671.3612.961.937.308.02100.00
Pharmacy/100000 Population ratio5.088.054.513.554.277.313.274.174.625.43
Population Census20012,623,9569,501,1349,535,9364,995,535983,6534,624,3367,022,9683,365,8863,072,34245,725,746
20162,834,71513,399,72511,065,2455,799,0911,193,7836,279,7316,996,9744,335,9643,748,43755,653,665