Ugu District Municipality

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Ugu
District municipality
Official seal of Ugu
Seal
Location of Ugu District Municipality within KwaZulu-Natal
Location of Ugu District Municipality within KwaZulu-Natal
Coordinates: 30°45′S 30°26′E / 30.750°S 30.433°E / -30.750; 30.433Coordinates: 30°45′S 30°26′E / 30.750°S 30.433°E / -30.750; 30.433
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
Seat Port Shepstone
Local municipalities
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Sithembiso Bhekizenzo Cele
Area
 • Total 5,047 km2 (1,949 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 722,484
 • Density 140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 90.6%
 • Coloured 0.8%
 • Indian/Asian 3.4%
 • White 4.9%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Zulu 82.7%
 • English 8.3%
 • Xhosa 4.3%
 • Afrikaans 2.1%
 • Other 2.6%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code DC21

Ugu is one of the 11 districts of KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. Ugu is Zulu for "coast". The seat of Ugu is Port Shepstone. The majority of its 722,484 people speak IsiZulu (2011 Census). The district code is DC21.

Geography[edit]

Neighbours[edit]

Ugu is surrounded by:

Local municipalities[edit]

The district contains the following local municipalities:

Local municipality Population % Dominant language
Hibiscus Coast 218 168 30.99% Zulu
Umzumbe 193 764 27.52% Zulu
uMuziwabantu 92 322 13.11% Zulu
Vulamehlo 83 045 11.80% Zulu
uMdoni 62 290 8.85% Zulu
Ezingoleni 54 427 7.73%

Demographics[edit]

The following statistics are from the 2011 census.

Languages[edit]

Language Population %
IsiZulu 588,483 82.69%
English 58,801 8.26%
IsiXhosa 30,440 4.28%
Afrikaans 14,616 2.05%
IsiNdebele 7,191 1.01%
Setswana 3,441 0.48%
Sign language 2,704 0.38%
Other 2,198 0.31%
Sepedi 1,558 0.22%
Sesotho 1,511 0.21%
Tshivenda 319 0.04%
SiSwati 229 0.03%
Xitsonga 214 0.03%

Gender[edit]

Gender Population %
Female 383,323 53.06%
Male 339,161 46.94%

Ethnic group[edit]

Ethnic group Population %
Black African 654,773 90.63%
White 35,723 4.94%
Indian/Asian 24,711 3.42%
Coloured 6,123 0.85%
Other 1,154 0.16%

Age[edit]

Age Population %
000 - 004 76 009 10.80%
005 - 009 91 171 12.95%
010 - 014 94 511 13.42%
015 - 019 90 364 12.84%
020 - 024 60 699 8.62%
025 - 029 49 685 7.06%
030 - 034 39 537 5.62%
035 - 039 38 238 5.43%
040 - 044 32 451 4.61%
045 - 049 25 936 3.68%
050 - 054 24 122 3.43%
055 - 059 19 163 2.72%
060 - 064 18 861 2.68%
065 - 069 15 046 2.14%
070 - 074 13 976 1.99%
075 - 079 6 998 0.99%
080 - 084 4 522 0.64%
085 - 089 1 631 0.23%
090 - 094 688 0.10%
095 - 099 291 0.04%
100 plus 102 0.01%

Politics[edit]

Election results[edit]

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

  • Population 18 and over: 385 659 [54.78% of total population]
  • Total votes: 216 751 [30.79% of total population]
  • Voting % estimate: 56.20% votes as a % of population 18 and over
Party Votes %
African National Congress 124 925 57.64%
Inkhata Freedom Party 59 740 27.56%
Democratic Alliance 17 121 7.90%
African Christian Democratic Party 3 678 1.70%
Minority Front 2 245 1.04%
United Democratic Movement 1 715 0.79%
Independent Democrats 1 218 0.56%
Freedom Front Plus 1 049 0.48%
New National Party 842 0.39%
Azanian People's Organisation 768 0.35%
Pan African Congress 480 0.22%
SOPA 448 0.21%
United Christian Democratic Party 424 0.20%
EMSA 382 0.18%
UF 380 0.18%
PJC 349 0.16%
CDP 281 0.13%
TOP 265 0.12%
NA 183 0.08%
KISS 155 0.07%
NLP 103 0.05%
Total 216 751 100.00%

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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