Chris Hani District Municipality

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Chris Hani
Stormberg District
District municipality
Official seal of Chris Hani
Seal
Location in the Eastern Cape
Location in the Eastern Cape
Coordinates: 31°53′S 26°52′E / 31.883°S 26.867°E / -31.883; 26.867Coordinates: 31°53′S 26°52′E / 31.883°S 26.867°E / -31.883; 26.867
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
Seat Queenstown
Local municipalities
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Mxolisi Koyo
Area
 • Total 36,144 km2 (13,955 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 795,461
 • Density 22/km2 (57/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 93.3%
 • Coloured 4.1%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • White 2.0%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Xhosa 88.6%
 • Afrikaans 6.1%
 • English 2.6%
 • Other 2.7%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code DC13

Chris Hani is one of the 7 districts of Eastern Cape province of South Africa. The seat of Chris Hani is Queenstown. The majority of its 795 461 people speak Xhosa (2011 Census), although Afrikaans speaking people predominate in the far west of the district. The district code is DC13.

Geography[edit]

Neighbours[edit]

Chris Hani is surrounded by:

Local municipalities[edit]

The district contains the following local municipalities:

Local municipality Code Population %
Lukhanji EC134 190,723 23.98%
Engcobo EC137 155,513 19.55%
Intsika Yethu EC135 145,372 18.28%
Emalahleni EC136 119,460 15.02%
Inxuba Yethemba EC131 65,560 8.24%
Sakhisizwe EC138 63,582 7.99%
Tsolwana EC132 33,281 4.18%
Inkwanca EC133 21,971 2.76%

Demographics[edit]

The following statistics are from the 2011 census.

Languages[edit]

Language Population %
Xhosa 695,348 88.58%
Afrikaans 47,872 6.10%
English 20,579 2.62%
Sign language 5,512 0.70%
Sotho 4,068 0.52%
Other 4,009 0.51%
Zulu 2,157 0.27%
Ndebele 1,800 0.23%
Northern Sotho 1,692 0.22%
Tswana 1,254 0.16%
Venda 309 0.04%
Tsonga 304 0.04%
Swati 115 0.01%

Gender[edit]

Gender Population %
Female 418,823 52.65%
Male 376,638 47.35%

Ethnic group[edit]

Ethnic group Population %
Black African 742,545 93.35%
Coloured 32,767 4.12%
White 16,034 2.02%
Indian/Asian 1,787 0.22%

Age[edit]

Age Population %
000 - 004 81 371 10.04%
005 - 009 108 992 13.45%
010 - 014 124 534 15.37%
015 - 019 110 945 13.69%
020 - 024 59 510 7.34%
025 - 029 43 980 5.43%
030 - 034 37 717 4.65%
035 - 039 37 848 4.67%
040 - 044 38 011 4.69%
045 - 049 32 186 3.97%
050 - 054 26 951 3.33%
055 - 059 21 800 2.69%
060 - 064 27 443 3.39%
065 - 069 20 117 2.48%
070 - 074 16 462 2.03%
075 - 079 9 640 1.19%
080 - 084 8 795 1.09%
085 - 089 2 328 0.29%
090 - 094 1 253 0.15%
095 - 099 301 0.04%
100 plus 90 0.01%

Politics[edit]

Election results[edit]

Election results for Chris Hani in the South African general election, 2004.

  • Population 18 and over: 423 583 [52.28% of total population]
  • Total votes: 283 749 [35.02% of total population]
  • Voting % estimate: 66.99% votes as a % of population 18 and over
Party Votes %
African National Congress 234 383 82.60%
United Democratic Movement 27 014 9.52%
Democratic Alliance 9 676 3.41%
Pan African Congress 6 227 2.19%
African Christian Democratic Party 1 337 0.47%
Independent Democrats 1 172 0.41%
New National Party 902 0.32%
Freedom Front Plus 643 0.23%
SOPA 340 0.12%
Azanian People's Organisation 326 0.11%
United Christian Democratic Party 308 0.11%
PJC 305 0.11%
Inkhata Freedom Party 262 0.09%
EMSA 200 0.07%
NA 166 0.06%
UF 130 0.05%
TOP 108 0.04%
CDP 90 0.03%
NLP 60 0.02%
KISS 55 0.02%
Minority Front 45 0.02%
Total 283 749 100.00%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. Retrieved 22 February 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Table: Census 2011 by district council, gender, age in 5 year groups and population group". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Table: Census 2011 by district council, gender, language and population group". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 

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