Uthukela District Municipality

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uThukela
District municipality
Official seal of uThukela
Seal
Location in the KwaZulu-Natal
Location in the KwaZulu-Natal
Coordinates: 28°33′S 29°46′E / 28.550°S 29.767°E / -28.550; 29.767Coordinates: 28°33′S 29°46′E / 28.550°S 29.767°E / -28.550; 29.767
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
Seat Ladysmith
Local municipalities
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor ?
Area
 • Total 11,326 km2 (4,373 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 668,848
 • Density 59/km2 (150/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 95.1%
 • Coloured 0.6%
 • Indian/Asian 2.4%
 • White 1.7%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Zulu 90.5%
 • English 4.7%
 • Afrikaans 1.2%
 • Southern Ndebele 1.1%
 • Other 2.5%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code DC23

uThukela is one of the 11 districts of the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. The seat of uThukela is the city of Ladysmith. The majority of its 656 986 people speak IsiZulu (2001 Census). The district code is DC23.

Geography[edit]

Neighbours[edit]

uThukela is surrounded by:

Local municipalities[edit]

The district contains the following local municipalities:

Local municipality Population % Dominant language
Emnambithi/Ladysmith 225 459 34.32% Zulu
Okhahlamba 137 526 20.93% Zulu
Imbabazane 119 922 18.25% Zulu
Indaka 113 643 17.30% Zulu
Umtshezi 59 923 9.12% Zulu
Giants Castle Game Reserve 511 0.08%

Demographics[edit]

The following statistics are from the 2001 census.

Gender[edit]

Gender Population %
Female 355 161 54.06%
Male 301 825 45.94%

Age[edit]

Age Population %
000 - 004 79 502 12.10%
005 - 009 86 774 13.21%
010 - 014 88 382 13.45%
015 - 019 84 570 12.87%
020 - 024 58 816 8.95%
025 - 029 47 559 7.24%
030 - 034 38 476 5.86%
035 - 039 35 625 5.42%
040 - 044 30 466 4.64%
045 - 049 25 424 3.87%
050 - 054 21 699 3.30%
055 - 059 15 496 2.36%
060 - 064 14 379 2.19%
065 - 069 10 336 1.57%
070 - 074 8 896 1.35%
075 - 079 4 758 0.72%
080 - 084 3 964 0.60%
085 - 089 1 052 0.16%
090 - 094 477 0.07%
095 - 099 255 0.04%
100 plus 80 0.01%

Politics[edit]

Election results[edit]

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

  • Population 18 and over: 350 092 [53.29% of total population]
  • Total votes: 177 230 [26.98% of total population]
  • Voting % estimate: 50.62% votes as a % of population 18 and over
Party Votes %
Inkhata Freedom Party 87 332 49.28%
African National Congress 67 536 38.11%
Democratic Alliance 9 823 5.54%
African Christian Democratic Party 3 747 2.11%
New National Party 1 670 0.94%
Freedom Front Plus 1 170 0.66%
United Democratic Movement 1 123 0.63%
Minority Front 664 0.37%
Azanian People's Organisation 573 0.32%
Independent Democrats 546 0.31%
PJC 407 0.23%
Pan African Congress 400 0.23%
NA 309 0.17%
CDP 303 0.17%
UF 276 0.16%
United Christian Democratic Party 267 0.15%
SOPA 260 0.15%
KISS 246 0.14%
EMSA 242 0.14%
TOP 207 0.12%
NLP 129 0.07%
Total 177 230 100.00%

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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