Distribution of white South Africans

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White South Africans as a proportion of the total population.
Density of the White South African population.

The distribution of white South Africans is fairly evenly spread. They currently make up between 9 and 11% of the total population and number around 4.5–5 million. They are found in large numbers in practically every province in South Africa, although always as a minority, and are high in concentration in large cities.

Historically in the pre-1994 provinces, the Transvaal and Orange Free State were predominantly Afrikaans speaking, Natal was mostly English speaking, while the Cape Province was largely mixed.

By province[edit]

Afrikaners are located in all parts of the nation, apart from the former homelands such as Transkei and KwaZulu, where they are very small in number. English Speaking whites are generally concentrated in KwaZulu-Natal, Johannesburg and major settlements in the Western and Eastern Capes. Other white groups (such as Portuguese and Germans) live mostly in Johannesburg or Cape Town. In the former homelands, the white populations are so tiny, that even the slightest population can affect how Afrikaans or English speaking they are. Of the largest cities in the country, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, East London and Pietermartizburg are largely English speaking in the core, while Pretoria, Bloemfontein, Kimberley, Polokwane, Nelspruit, Witbank and Rustenburg are predominantly Afrikaans speaking. Port Elizabeth is largely mixed.

Distribution of Afrikaans versus English as home language of white South Africans.
  87.5–100% Afrikaans
  75–87.5% Afrikaans
  62.5–75% Afrikaans
  50–62.5% Afrikaans
  50–62.5% English
  62.5–75% English
  75–87.5% English
  87.5–100% English
White population of South Africa by province and first language, 2001[1]
Province Afrikaans % Afrikaans English % English Other % Other Total
Eastern Cape 149,395 48.8% 153,434 50.2% 3,010 1.0% 305,839
Free State 214,020 89.6% 22,225 9.3% 2,544 1.1% 238,789
Gauteng 984,472 56.7% 716,403 41.3% 34,219 2.0% 1,735,094
KwaZulu-Natal 115,721 24.0% 357,200 74.1% 9,193 1.9% 482,114
Limpopo 115,921 87.5% 14,898 11.3% 1,602 1.2% 132,421
Mpumalanga 164,620 83.5% 29,678 15.1% 2,780 1.4% 197,078
North West 237,598 89.0% 26,346 9.9% 2,940 1.1% 266,884
Northern Cape 93,637 91.3% 7,737 7.5% 1,144 1.1% 102,518
Western Cape 461,522 55.4% 359,738 43.2% 11,639 1.4% 832,899
Total 2,536,906 59.1% 1,687,659 39.3% 69,071 1.6% 4,293,636

Eastern Cape[edit]

The Eastern cape has one of the lowest percentages of whites in South Africa, which is currently around 4.7%. They number just above 300,000. Similarly to the Limpopo province, whites as a percent of the population varies around the Eastern Cape. The East, where the former black designated homelands of Transkei and Ciskei are found, have both a high density of black people, and only a small number of whites. For example in the OR Tambo District Municipality, located in the former Transkei, only 0.1% of the 1.6 million inhabitants are white. On the other hand, in the west, Local Municipalities such as in the Cacadu District Municipality, contain white percentages exceeding 10%, with the highest being the Kouga Local Municipality, which stands at 25.4%. The largest white population centre is Port Elizabeth, which houses over half (170,000) of the Eastern Cape's white population. Other major white populations exist in East London, Grahamstown, Graaff-Reinet, and a number of smaller towns. The Eastern Cape houses the most equal mix of both English and Afrikaans speaking whites. The geographic background of the province shows a mix of English and Afrikaans place names, with no clear distinction between where Afrikaans or English speakers live.

Free State[edit]

The Afrikaners far outnumber English-speaking white people in the Free State (formerly called the Orange Free State), because British immigration to the region was very limited. They are predominant in practically all cities, and in many farms. The Afrikaner population is largest around Bloemfontein, which currently holds an estimated 100,000 white people (or a third of the total in the province). The white percentage has recently rebounded after prolonged decline. In 1880 the white percentage was 45.7% and 24 years later, this declined to 36.8% in 1904.[2] Despite a long and steady decline all through the 20th century, the 2007 Community Survey showed the white percentage of the Free State increased from 8.8% to 9.6%. There could be issues with this figure as overall the population of some municipalities decreased in population by up to 50%, which meant that the "missing" black people counted resulted in an increased white percentage. Major white populations are also found in cities such as Welkom, Kroonstad and Sasolburg.

Gauteng[edit]

Gauteng has both the highest percentage (18.4%) and number (just under 2 million) of white people compared to any of the other provinces. Afrikaner whites tend to be gathered in and around Pretoria (with around 450,000 Afrikaners), the East and West Rand, and in many other cities and towns in Gauteng. English-speaking white South Africans are mostly found in central Gauteng, namely Johannesburg and the East Rand. Also, the Midvaal Local Municipality, located in Gauteng, contains one of the highest percentage of whites in the country, which in 2007 stood at 35%.

KwaZulu-Natal[edit]

KwaZulu-Natal is the only province where the vast majority of white people are English-speaking.[3] However, there do remain some towns in the north with large Afrikaner populations such as in the town of Vryheid. Before 1994 the province was just called Natal, and in the 1960 republic referendum, it was the only province to vote against severing links to the British Crown. KwaZulu-Natal, like most provinces, has experienced a both numerical and proportional decline in the white population. Over half of KwaZulu-Natal's white population lives in Durban and its surrounding suburbs.

Limpopo[edit]

The Limpopo province has the smallest percentage of white people of any province in the country, which in 2007 stood at 2.2%. They are almost entirely Afrikaners. The white population is very unevenly spread. Some municipalities, especially in the more lightly populated west, have white percentages reaching far beyond 10% such as the Thabazimbi (23%), Bela-Bela (13%) and Mookgopong Local Municipality (21%). Conversely, in the much more densely populated East (where the former homelands of Gazankulu, Lebowa and Venda lie), the white percentage drops significantly due to the high black population density. Some municipalities, including the Thumamela and Mutale Local Municipality, have white populations of no more than 500, and therefore percentages reaching as low as 0.05%. The capital city, Polokwane (formerly Pietersburg), holds around 27,000 whites, making up just under a fourth of the province's white population. Other major white concentrations are in Phalaborwa, Thabazimbi, Louis Trichardt and practically every settlement along the N1 national road.

Mpumalanga[edit]

In 2007 roughly 6.7% of Mpumalanga was white. The majority of whites in Mpumalanga are Afrikaans speaking. Approximately 250,000 whites live in Mpumalanga, with major population centres being the capital, Nelspruit and other large cities such as Witbank, Middelburg, Ermelo and Lydenburg.

Northwest Province[edit]

The Northwest Province has an almost identical situation to that of Mpumalanga. There is a very strong and patriotic Afrikaner community, and the province is also the birthplace of the Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB), which was created in Ventersdorp. There is an especially strong Afrikaner influence in the city of Potchefstroom. In 2007 there were 235,580 whites, making up roughly 7.2% (up from 6.7% in 2001) of the province's total population. The vast majority are Afrikaans speaking.

Northern Cape[edit]

The Northern Cape's small white population is also dominated by Afrikaners, with some English whites in cities such as Kimberley. Although the white population only number no more than 100,000, because the province is very sparsely populated, it means the white population has remained very much above 10%, even since 1994.[4] Roughly 25% of whites live in the Sol Plaatje Local Municipality, which contains the Diamond-mining city of Kimberley. Although only having about 12,000 white inhabitants, the Namakwa District Municipality, in the very sparse western Northern Cape, they still manage to make up over 11% of the District Municipality's population. Afrikaans is the lingua franca in the Northern Cape, because the majority of the province (mostly Coloureds) speak it as a first language. Only in the north-eastern areas are there more blacks than Coloureds, and as well as far fewer white people. Besides Kimberley, other important white concentrations are found in Upington, Britstown, Springbok, De Aar, Jan Kempdorp and Barkly West. Orania, a purpose-built town for only-Afrikaans-speaking whites, is also located in the east of the Northern Cape, bordering the Free State. It houses just over 1400 inhabitants and is a special case as it is the only "main-place"[5] where virtually all inhabitants are white.

Western Cape[edit]

Helen Zille, the Premier of the Western Cape, is a White South African of German descent.

The Western Cape has the second highest percentage of white people (18.4%) in South Africa, and the only one with a White premier (governor). However due to the fast declining percentage[6] of whites in Gauteng, the Western Cape now has the joint highest percentage of whites in South Africa. The lingua franca is Afrikaans, although some urban areas, especially Cape Town, have a large English speaking population. Many Cape Town suburbs and neighborhoods have white majorities, including some with a white population of 95% or greater including: Llandudno, Fish Hoek, Constantia and Noordhoek. The Western Cape has some of the highest white percentage municipalities in South Africa, such as the Overstrand (33%), Cape Agulhas (23%), Mossel Bay (28%), Knysna (23%) and Hessequa (38%) to name a few.

Largest population centres[edit]

This is an incomplete list of the "main places" (localities) in South Africa with a white population of more than 10,000. The data is taken from the 2001 census[7]

Place Province White population Percentage %
Pretoria Gauteng 355,631 67.7%
Johannesburg Gauteng 231,263 22.9%
Cape Town Western Cape 167,085 20.2%
Durban KwaZulu-Natal 136,956 25.5%
Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape 123,722 52.1%
Roodepoort Gauteng 98,995 58.4%
Centurion Gauteng 90,997 64.3%
Randburg Gauteng 89,310 66.7%
Kempton Park Gauteng 82,830 70.6%
Boksburg Gauteng 77,499 48.9%
Sandton Gauteng 76,062 60.6%
Bloemfontein Free State 72,619 65.0%
Germiston Gauteng 69,526 49.8%
Alberton Gauteng 61,018 68.3%
Bellville Western Cape 57,156 63.7%
Sasolburg Free State 56,103 70.0%
Benoni Gauteng 56,076 59.4%
Springs Gauteng 43,427 53.8%
Krugersdorp Gauteng 52,203 60.2%
Pietermaritzburg KwaZulu-Natal 43,471 19.5%
East London Eastern Cape 40,180 29.6%
Rustenburg North-West 38,138 56.8%
Klerksdorp North-West 38,007 63.9%
Durbanville Western Cape 35,719 89.0%
Vereeniging Gauteng 34,933 47.7%
Witbank Mpumalanga 33,128 54.2%
Pinetown KwaZulu-Natal 25,316 25.3%
George Western Cape 25,163 36.7%
Polokwane (Pietersburg)[8] Limpopo 24,749 39.9%
Kimberley Northern Cape 24,683 39.5%
Potchefstroom North-West 22,999 86.1%
Stellenbosch Western Cape 19,920 45.1%
Secunda Mpumalanga 19,088 73.1%
Middelburg Mpumalanga 18,672 44.1%
Welkom Free State 17,448 51.1%
Newcastle KwaZulu-Natal 16,922 38.4%
Nelspruit Mpumalanga 13,803 64.1%

Largest populations by province[edit]

Here is a list of some of the largest white populations by province.

Eastern Cape[edit]

The results of the 2011 census showed an Eastern Cape white population of 310,450. This is a slight increase on the 304,342 recorded in 2007 and the 305,839 in 2001, but it is a decrease on the 330,300 counted in 1996. The top twenty-five Main Places, with more than 650 white persons in 2011, are shown below:

Main Place 2011 2001 2001 / 11
change %
current municipality languages which predominate within each particular Main Place
Port Elizabeth 118,220 123,722 Decrease 4 Nelson Mandela Bay Afrikaans 40%; English 33%; Xhosa 22%; foreign languages 2%
East London 42,722 40,180 Increase 6 Buffalo City Xhosa 62%; English 21%; Afrikaans 13%
Uitenhage 19,114 19,180 Decrease 0 Nelson Mandela Bay Afrikaans 69%; Xhosa 18%; English 10%
Despatch 17,717 14,683 Increase 21 Nelson Mandela Bay Afrikaans 60%; Xhosa 33%; English 5%
Jeffreys Bay 10,544 6,564 Increase 61 Kouga Afrikaans 54%; Xhosa 29%; English 12%
Gonubie 7,864 6,323 Increase 24 Buffalo City English 57%; Afrikaans 21%; Xhosa 20%
Grahamstown 5,636 6,232 Decrease 10 Makana Xhosa 67%; Afrikaans 17%; English 13%
Queenstown 4,487 4,984 Decrease 10 Lukhanji Xhosa 64%; Afrikaans 21%; English 10%; foreign languages 2%
Cradock 4,331 2,937 Increase 47 Inxuba Yethemba Xhosa 56%; Afrikaans 38%; English 4%
Port Alfred 4,295 3,468 Increase 24 Ndlambe English 35%; Xhosa 32%; Afrikaans 30%
Graaff Reinet 3,113 3,511 Decrease 11 Camdeboo Afrikaans 92%; English 4%; Xhosa 3%
Aliwal North 1,989 2,390 Decrease 17 Maletswai Xhosa 50%; Afrikaans 32%; Sotho 13%; English 3%
Humansdorp 1,947 2,409 Decrease 17 Kouga Afrikaans 90%; Xhosa 5%; English 3%
King Williams Town 1,892 2,881 Decrease 34 Buffalo City Xhosa 55%; Afrikaans 27%; English 14%
Clarendon Marine
(Beachview and Seaview)
1,698 1,160 Increase 46 Nelson Mandela Bay Afrikaans 41%; English 36%; Xhosa 19%; Sotho 2%
Burgersdorp 1,503 947 Increase 63 Gariep Afrikaans 63%; Xhosa 30%; English 3%; Sotho 2%
Somerset East 1,338 1,469 Decrease 9 Blue Crane Route Afrikaans 57%; Xhosa 38%; English 4%
St Francis Bay 1,286 610 Increase 111 Kouga Xhosa 39%; Afrikaans 33%; English 22%; foreign languages 2%
Middelburg 1,167 2,026 Decrease 42 Inxuba Yethemba Afrikaans 52%; Xhosa 44%; English 2%
Stutterheim 1,101 1,133 Decrease 3 Amahlathi Xhosa 87%; Afrikaans 6%; English 5%
Mthatha (Umtata) 998 1,007 Decrease 1 King Sabata Dalindyebo Xhosa 85%; English 9%
Kirkwood 984 846 Increase 16 Sundays River Valley Afrikaans 83%; Xhosa 13%; English 2%
Kenton-on-Sea 895 1,291 Decrease 31 Ndlambe Xhosa 71%; English 20%; Afrikaans 6%
Colchester 744 299 Increase 149 Nelson Mandela Bay Afrikaans 49%; Xhosa 33%; English 15%
Fort Beaufort 676 696 Decrease 3 Nkonkobe Xhosa 77%; Afrikaans 15%; English 5%

Freestate[edit]

The results of the 2011 census showed a white population of 239,026 in the Freestate. This is a decrease from the 266,555 recorded in 2007. There were 238,789 in 2001 and 316,459 in 1996. The top twenty-five Main Places, with more than nine hundred white persons in 2011, are shown below:

Place 2011 2001 2001 / 11
change %
Current municipality Languages which predominate within each particular Main Place
Bloemfontein 76,325 72,619 Increase 5 Mangaung Afrikaans 43%; Sotho 33%; English 8%; Xhosa 7%; Tswana 6%
Sasolburg 20,282 17,306 Increase 17 Metsimaholo Afrikaans 64%; Sotho 16%; English 9%
Welkom 17,226 17,448 Decrease 1 Matjhabeng Afrikaans 39%; Sotho 33%; English 11%; Xhosa 9%
Kroonstad 9,655 12,858 Decrease 25 Moqhaka Afrikaans 62%; Sotho 25%; English 5%
Bethlehem 9,099 7,833 Increase 16 Dihlabeng Afrikaans 67%; Sotho 19%; English 7%
Parys 6,808 7,387 Decrease 8 Ngwathe Afrikaans 85%; English 7%; Sotho 5%
Virginia 6,499 8,820 Decrease 24 Matjhabeng Sotho 42%; Afrikaans 32%; Xhosa 10%; English 6%
Riebeeckstad 5,452 5,526 Decrease 1 Matjhabeng Afrikaans 48%; Sotho 33%; English 9%; Xhosa 4%
Odendaalsrus 3,875 5,082 Decrease 24 Matjhabeng Afrikaans 47%; Sotho 32%; Xhosa 8%; English 6%
Harrismith 2,988 3,370 Decrease 11 Maluti-a-Phofung Zulu 50%; Sotho 33%; Afrikaans 10%; English 4%
Hennenman 2,820 2,100 Increase 34 Matjhabeng Afrikaans 82%; Sotho 8%; English 4%
Ficksburg 2,287 2,535 Decrease 10 Setsoto Afrikaans 51%; English 22%; Sotho 18%; foreign languages 5%
Bothaville 2,275 2,371 Decrease 4 Nala Afrikaans 59%; Sotho 30%; Xhosa 4%
Frankfort 2,136 1,642 Increase 30 Mafube Sotho 44%; Afrikaans 38%; Zulu 12%
Reitz 1,818 1,370 Increase 33 Nketoana Afrikaans 55%; Sotho 32%; Zulu 6%
Ladybrand 1,740 1,827 Decrease 5 Mantsopa Afrikaans 41%; Sotho 31%; English 20%; foreign languages 4%
Heilbron 1,526 1,443 Increase 6 Ngwathe Sotho 60%; Afrikaans 29%; Zulu 6%
Senekal 1,485 1,313 Increase 13 Setsoto Sotho 47%; Afrikaans 46%
Viljoenskroon 1,420 1,702 Decrease 17 Moqhaka Afrikaans 67%; Sotho 19%; English 6%
Brandfort 1,412 1,231 Increase 15 Masilonyana Afrikaans 49%; Sotho 33%; Xhosa 7%; Tswana 4%
Bultfontein 1,269 857 Increase 48 Tswelopele Afrikaans 58%; Sotho 24%; Xhosa 6%; Tswana 4%
Wesselsbron 1,092 981 Increase 11 Nala Afrikaans 79%; Sotho 11%; English 5%
Deneysville 1,072 847 Increase 27 Metsimaholo Afrikaans 52%; English 20%; Sotho 17%; Zulu 4%
Allanridge 1,019 1,379 Decrease 26 Matjhabeng Afrikaans 44%; Sotho 31%; Xhosa 8%; English 6%
Vrede 977 1,181 Decrease 27 Phumelela Afrikaans 52%; Zulu 20%; Sotho 19%; English 4%

Gauteng[edit]

The results of the 2011 census showed a Gauteng white population of 1,913,884. This is a slight decrease on the 1,923,829 recorded in 2007 but is an increase on 1,735,094 in 2001 and 1,702,343 in 1996. The top thirty-five Main Places, with more than seven hundred white persons in 2011, are shown below:

Place 2011 2001 2001 / 11
change %
Current municipality Languages which predominate within each particular Main Place
Pretoria 389,022 355,631 Increase 9 City of Tshwane Afrikaans 48%; English 16%; Pedi 8%; Tswana 6%; foreign languages 5%; Zulu 4%; Sotho 4%; Tsonga 3%; Venda 3%; Xhosa 2%; Ndebele 2%
Randburg 153,882 89,310 Increase 72 City of Johannesburg English 52%; Afrikaans 18%; Zulu 7%; foreign languages 5%; Tswana 4%; Xhosa 3%; Pedi 3%; Sotho 3%; Ndebele 2%; Tsonga 2%; Venda 2%
Centurion 139,501 90,997 Increase 53 City of Tshwane Afrikaans 49%; English 26%; Pedi 5%; Tswana 4%; Zulu 3%; Sotho 3%; Xhosa 3%; foreign languages 2%
Johannesburg 133,379 231,263 Decrease 42 City of Johannesburg English 31%; Zulu 20%; Afrikaans 12%; foreign languages 8%; Xhosa 5%; Ndebele 5%; Sotho 5%; Pedi 5%; Tswana 4%; Tsonga 3%; Venda 2%
Roodepoort 115,541 98,995 Increase 17 City of Johannesburg English 30%; Afrikaans 24%; Zulu 9%; Tswana 9%; Pedi 5%; Xhosa 5%; Sotho 5%; foreign languages 4%; Venda 4%; Tsonga 3%; Ndebele 3%
Sandton 110,723 76,062 Increase 46 City of Johannesburg English 64%; Afrikaans 7%; Zulu 6%; foreign languages 6%; Pedi 3%; Tswana 3%; Xhosa 3%; Sotho 2%; Tsonga 2%; Ndebele 2%
Kempton Park 80,388 82,830 Decrease 3 Ekurheleni Afrikaans 35%; English 26%; Zulu 9%; Pedi 8%; foreign languages 5%; Sotho 4%; Tswana 3%; Xhosa 3%; Tsonga 2%; Venda 2%; Ndebele 2%
Germiston 80,034 69,526 Increase 15 Ekurheleni English 24%; Afrikaans 17%; Zulu 17%; Xhosa 10%; Pedi 8%; Sotho 7%; foreign languages 6%; Tsonga 4%; Venda 3%; Tswana 3%; Ndebele 2%
Boksburg 73,887 69,987 Increase 6 Ekurheleni Afrikaans 29%; English 19%; Zulu 15%; Pedi 9%; Xhosa 8%; Sotho 7%; Tsonga 4%; foreign languages 3%; Tswana 2%; Ndebele 2%
Krugersdorp 70,636 52,203 Increase 35 Mogale City Afrikaans 42%; English 20%; Tswana 15%; Zulu 5%; Xhosa 4%; Sotho 4%; foreign languages 3%; Pedi 3%; Tsonga 2%; Venda 2%; Ndebele 2%
Alberton 64,675 61,018 Increase 6 Ekurheleni Afrikaans 43%; English 35%; Zulu 7%; Sotho 5%; Xhosa 3%; foreign languages 2%; Pedi 2%; Tswana 2%
Benoni 60,421 56,076 Increase 8 Ekurheleni English 41%; Afrikaans 19%; Zulu 17%; Pedi 5%; Sotho 3%; Tsonga 3%; foreign languages 3%; Xhosa 3%; Ndebele 2%; Tswana 2%
Vanderbijlpark 52,174 56,103 Decrease 7 Emfuleni Afrikaans 51%; Sotho 20%; English 10%; Zulu 5%; foreign languages 3%; Xhosa 3%; Tswana 2%; Pedi 2%
Springs 44,075 43,427 Increase 1 Ekurheleni Afrikaans 30%; Zulu 21%; English 16%; Pedi 8%; Xhosa 7%; Sotho 6%; Tsonga 3%; foreign languages 3%; Tswana 2%; Ndebele 2%
Brakpan 38,956 33,879 Increase 15 Ekurheleni Afrikaans 47%; English 17%; Zulu 14%; Sotho 5%; Pedi 4%; foreign languages 3%; Tsonga 3%; Xhosa 3%; Tswana 2%; Ndebele2%
Vereeniging 33,018 34,933 Decrease 5 Emfuleni Afrikaans 35%; Sotho 26%; English 16%; Zulu 8%; Xhosa 4%; Tswana 3%; foreign languages 3%; Pedi 2%
Edenvale 32,570 31,622 Increase 3 Ekurheleni English 72%; Afrikaans 12%; foreign languages 4%; Zulu 4%; Pedi 2%; Xhosa 2%
Randfontein 29,074 25,991 Increase 12 Randfontein Afrikaans 52%; Tswana 18%; English 8%; Sotho 5%; Xhosa 5%; Zulu 4%; Pedi 3%; Tsonga 2%; foreign languages 2%
Meyerton 26,852 11,457 Increase 134 Midvaal Afrikaans 42%; Sotho 23%; English 12%; Zulu 9%; Xhosa 5%; Pedi 2%; Tsonga 2%; foreign languages 2%
Midrand 21,168 16,378 Increase 29 City of Johannesburg English 50%; Zulu 10%; Afrikaans 7%; foreign languages 6%; Xhosa 5%; Tswana 5%; Pedi 5%; Sotho 5%; Tsonga 2%; Venda 2%; Ndebele 2%
Akasia 14,220 14,726 Decrease 3 City of Tshwane Tswana 24%; Afrikaans 23%; Pedi 12%; English 10%; Sotho 8%; Zulu 7%; Tsonga 5%; Venda 3%; Xhosa 3%; foreign languages 3%; Ndebele 2%
Heidelberg 13,251 8,139 Increase 63 Lesedi Afrikaans 38%; Zulu 25%; Sotho 18%; English 9%; Xhosa 3%; foreign languages 2%
Nigel 12,799 13,043 Decrease 2 Ekurheleni Afrikaans 44%; Zulu 23%; English 16%; Sotho 5%; Xhosa 3%; Tswana 2%; foreign languages 2%; Pedi 2%
Fochville 6,813 8,545 Decrease 20 Merafong City Afrikaans 71%; English 7%; Sotho 6%; Tswana 6%; Xhosa 4%; Zulu 2%
Carletonville 6,300 9,921 Decrease 36 Merafong City Afrikaans 25%; Xhosa 20%; Tswana 13%; Sotho 13%; English 9%; Zulu 8%; Tsonga 4%; Pedi 2%; foreign languages 2%; Swazi 2%
Bronkhorstspruit 5,580 5,095 Increase 10 City of Tshwane Afrikaans 47%; Ndebele 11%; English 10%; Pedi 9%; Zulu 8%; Sotho 4%; Tswana 4%; foreign languages 3%; Swazi 2%; Tsonga 2%
Rayton 4,959 2,754 Increase 80 City of Tshwane Afrikaans 59%; Pedi 11%; English 8%; Ndebele 4%; Tsonga 4%; Zulu 4%; foreign languages 4%; Tswana 2%; Sotho 2%; Venda 2%
Dainfern 4,026 1,652 Increase 144 City of Johannesburg English 65%; foreign languages 16%; Afrikaans 5%; Zulu 4%; Pedi 2%; Tswana 2%; Xhosa 2%; Sotho 2%
Walkerville 3,610 3,619 Decrease 0 Midvaal English 35%; Afrikaans 18%; Zulu 15%; Sotho 13%; Xhosa 5%; foreign languages 5%; Tswana 3%; Ndebele 2%; Pedi 2%
Oberholzer 3,330 3,975 Decrease 16 Merafong City Afrikaans 55%; Tswana 12%; English 11%; Sotho 9%; Xhosa 5%; Zulu 3%; foreign languages 2%
Westonaria 3,273 4,631 Decrease 29 Westonaria Afrikaans 29%; Xhosa 17%; Sotho 14%; Tswana 13%; English 8%; Zulu 7%; Tsonga 4%; foreign languages 2%; Pedi 2%; Venda 2%
Cullinan 2,759 2,125 Increase 30 City of Tshwane Afrikaans 49%; Pedi 16%; English 9%; Sotho 6%; Tswana 5%; Zulu 5%; Ndebele 3%; Xhosa 3%; Tsonga 2%
Soweto 1,421 325 Increase 337 City of Johannesburg Zulu 37%; Sotho 16%; Tswana 13%; Tsonga 9%; Xhosa 9%; Pedi 5%; Venda 5%; English 2%
Chartwell 864 796 Increase 9 City of Johannesburg English 51%; Afrikaans 11%; Zulu 10%; foreign languages 8%; Ndebele 7%; Pedi 4%; Xhosa 3%; Tswana 3%; Sotho 2%
Venterspost 809 536 Increase 51 Westonaria Afrikaans 53%; English 13%; Tswana 11%; Xhosa 6%; Sotho 6%; Zulu 5%; Tsonga 2%; Pedi 2%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Table: Census 2001 by province, language, population group and gender.". Census 2001. Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 18 February 2011. 
  2. ^ http://www.1911encyclopedia.org/Orange_Free_State
  3. ^ The highest stage of white supremacy - Google Books
  4. ^ Despite the white population percentage decrease since 1994, the Northern Cape has retained a white percentage of 10%+
  5. ^ In South African censuses, a "main place" is a locality respresenting a village, e.g. Centurion, is a "main-place" within Tshwane municipality.
  6. ^ The fast declining percentage of whites in Gauteng is due to rapid growth of the black population, when compared to whites
  7. ^ http://census.adrianfrith.com/ Use the site to find out the ethnic composition of ALL localities/municips. and provinces in South Africa.
  8. ^ At the time of the 2001-census it was known as Pietersburg