Umzinyathi District Municipality

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uMzinyathi
(South) Umzinyathi District
District municipality
Official seal of uMzinyathi
Seal
Location in South Africa
Location in South Africa
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
Seat Dundee
Local municipalities
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Mbangiseni Shadrack Yengwa
Area
 • Total 8,589 km2 (3,316 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 510,838
 • Density 59/km2 (150/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 96.6%
 • Coloured 0.5%
 • Indian/Asian 1.3%
 • White 1.4%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Zulu 91.0%
 • English 3.1%
 • Sotho 2.3%
 • Afrikaans 1.0%
 • Other 2.6%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code DC24

uMzinyathi is one of the 11 district municipalities ("districts") of KwaZulu-Natal province in South Africa. The seat of uMzinyathi is Dundee. The majority of its 456 452 people speak IsiZulu (2001 Census). The district code is DC24

Geography[edit]

Neighbours[edit]

Umzinyathi is surrounded by:

Local municipalities[edit]

The district contains the following local municipalities:

Local municipality Population %
Msinga 168 022 36.81%
Nqutu 145 033 31.77%
Umvoti 92 292 20.22%
Endumeni 51 110 11.20%

Demographics[edit]

The following statistics are from the 2001 census.

Language Population %
IsiZulu 422 801 92.63%
Sesotho 13 241 2.90%
English 12 025 2.63%
Afrikaans 4 843 1.06%
IsiNdebele 937 0.21%
IsiXhosa 645 0.14%
Sepedi 634 0.14%
Other 618 0.14%
SiSwati 459 0.10%
Setswana 172 0.04%
Xitsonga 51 0.01%
Tshivenda 31 0.01%

Gender[edit]

Gender Population %
Female 255 660 56.01%
Male 200 792 43.99%

Ethnic group[edit]

Ethnic group Population %
Black African 439 889 96.37%
White 7 336 1.61%
Indian/Asian 6 593 1.44%
Coloured 2 634 0.58%

Age[edit]

Age Population %
000 - 004 60 159 13.18%
005 - 009 67 630 14.82%
010 - 014 66 994 14.68%
015 - 019 59 156 12.96%
020 - 024 36 022 7.89%
025 - 029 27 821 6.10%
030 - 034 22 830 5.00%
035 - 039 22 211 4.87%
040 - 044 18 051 3.95%
045 - 049 16 182 3.55%
050 - 054 13 935 3.05%
055 - 059 10 810 2.37%
060 - 064 10 531 2.31%
065 - 069 7 612 1.67%
070 - 074 7 345 1.61%
075 - 079 4 253 0.93%
080 - 084 3 252 0.71%
085 - 089 896 0.20%
090 - 094 391 0.09%
095 - 099 274 0.06%
100 plus 97 0.02%

Politics[edit]

Election results[edit]

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

  • Population 18 and over: 224 263 [49.13% of total population]
  • Total votes: 122 689 [26.88% of total population]
  • Voting % estimate: 54.71% votes as a % of population 18 and over
Party Votes %
Inkhata Freedom Party 79 544 64.83%
African National Congress 29 618 24.14%
Democratic Alliance 6 884 5.61%
African Christian Democratic Party 1 917 1.56%
United Democratic Movement 739 0.60%
Freedom Front Plus 645 0.53%
New National Party 577 0.47%
Azanian People's Organisation 351 0.29%
Minority Front 303 0.25%
Independent Democrats 291 0.24%
PJC 240 0.20%
Pan African Congress 226 0.18%
United Christian Democratic Party 202 0.16%
SOPA 181 0.15%
CDP 173 0.14%
KISS 172 0.14%
UF 148 0.12%
NA 147 0.12%
EMSA 133 0.11%
TOP 128 0.10%
NLP 70 0.06%
Total 122 689 100.00%

See also[edit]

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. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 28°10′S 30°13′E / 28.167°S 30.217°E / -28.167; 30.217