Lejweleputswa District Municipality

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Lejweleputswa
District municipality
Official seal of Lejweleputswa
Seal
Location of Lejweleputswa District Municipality within Free State
Location of Lejweleputswa District Municipality within Free State
Coordinates: 27°58′S 26°44′E / 27.967°S 26.733°E / -27.967; 26.733Coordinates: 27°58′S 26°44′E / 27.967°S 26.733°E / -27.967; 26.733
Country South Africa
Province Free State
Seat Welkom
Local municipalities
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Mathabo Leeto
Area
 • Total 31,930 km2 (12,330 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 627,626
 • Density 20/km2 (51/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 88.9%
 • Coloured 1.9%
 • Indian/Asian 0.4%
 • White 8.6%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Sotho 62.2%
 • Xhosa 12.2%
 • Afrikaans 11.3%
 • Tswana 5.9%
 • Other 8.4%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code DC18

Lejweleputswa (Sesotho word meaning "Grey rock" in English) is one of the 5 districts of Free State province of South Africa. The seat of Lejweleputswa is Welkom. The majority of its 657 019 people speak Sotho (2001 Census). The district code is DC18.

Neighbours[edit]

Lejweleputswa is surrounded by:

Local municipalities[edit]

The district contains the following local municipalities:

Local municipality Population %
Matjhabeng 408 156 62.12%
Nala 98 264 14.96%
Masilonyana 64 402 9.80%
Tswelopele 53 713 8.18%
Tokologo 32 455 4.94%

Demographics[edit]

The following statistics are from the 2001 census.

Language Population %
Sotho 403 866 61.47%
Xhosa 99 455 15.14%
Afrikaans 66 418 10.11%
Tswana 50 835 7.74%
Zulu 11 051 1.68%
English 7 981 1.21%
Tsonga 6 371 0.97%
Ndebele 4 283 0.65%
Swati 2 369 0.36%
Other 2 141 0.33%
Northern Sotho 1 666 0.25%
Venda 554 0.08%

Gender[edit]

Gender Population %
Female 335 378 51.05%
Male 321 641 48.95%

Ethnic group[edit]

Ethnic group Population %
Black African 586 657 89.29%
White 56 640 8.62%
Coloured 13 179 2.01%
Indian/Asian 543 0.08%

Age[edit]

Age Population %
000 - 004 62 795 9.56%
005 - 009 63 350 9.64%
010 - 014 70 582 10.74%
015 - 019 70 068 10.66%
020 - 024 59 737 9.09%
025 - 029 55 793 8.49%
030 - 034 53 328 8.12%
035 - 039 54 193 8.25%
040 - 044 46 564 7.09%
045 - 049 36 013 5.48%
050 - 054 25 801 3.93%
055 - 059 17 994 2.74%
060 - 064 14 175 2.16%
065 - 069 10 978 1.67%
070 - 074 6 841 1.04%
075 - 079 3 991 0.61%
080 - 084 3 014 0.46%
085 - 089 1 111 0.17%
090 - 094 432 0.07%
095 - 099 171 0.03%
100 plus 88 0.01%

Politics[edit]

Election results[edit]

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

  • Population 18 and over: 418 466 [63.69% of total population]
  • Total votes: 234 060 [35.62% of total population]
  • Voting % estimate: 55.93% votes as a % of population 18 and over
Party Votes %
African National Congress 195 970 83.73%
Democratic Alliance 20 043 8.56%
Freedom Front Plus 3 774 1.61%
United Democratic Movement 3 016 1.29%
African Christian Democratic Party 2 806 1.20%
Pan African Congress 2 387 1.02%
New National Party 1 779 0.76%
Inkhata Freedom Party 947 0.40%
Independent Democrats 903 0.39%
Azanian People's Organisation 816 0.35%
United Christian Democratic Party 432 0.18%
SOPA 283 0.12%
NA 195 0.08%
CDP 132 0.06%
EMSA 131 0.06%
UF 125 0.05%
PJC 111 0.05%
TOP 79 0.03%
KISS 50 0.02%
NLP 42 0.02%
Minority Front 39 0.02%
Total 234 060 100.00%

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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