Umgungundlovu District Municipality

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uMgungundlovu
Indlovu District
District municipality
Official seal of uMgungundlovu
Seal
Location in South Africa
Location in South Africa
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
Seat Pietermaritzburg
Local municipalities
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Yusuf Bhamjee
Area
 • Total 9,513 km2 (3,673 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 1,017,763
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 84.7%
 • Coloured 2.0%
 • Indian/Asian 6.7%
 • White 6.3%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Zulu 76.4%
 • English 15.3%
 • Xhosa 1.9%
 • Sotho 1.7%
 • Other 4.7%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code DC22

uMgungundlovu is one of the 11 district municipalities ("districts") of KwaZulu-Natal province. The seat of uMgungundlovu is Pietermaritzburg. The majority of its 927 834 people speak Zulu (2001 Census). The district code is DC22

Geography[edit]

Neighbors[edit]

uMgungundlovu is surrounded by:

Local municipalities[edit]

The district contains the following local municipalities:

Local municipality Population %
Msunduzi 553 227 59.63%
uMshwathi 108 034 11.64%
uMngeni 73 895 7.96%
Richmond 63 219 6.81%
Mkhambathini 59 068 6.37%
Mpofana 36 819 3.97%
Impendle 33 573 3.62%
Highmoor/Kamberg Park 7 0.00%

Demographics[edit]

The following statistics are from the 2001 census.

Language Population %
Zulu 733 569 79.06%
English 149 950 16.16%
Xhosa 14 184 1.53%
Afrikaans 12 409 1.34%
Sotho 9 665 1.04%
Other 2 814 0.30%
Ndebele 2 065 0.22%
Northern Sotho 1 184 0.13%
Swati 872 0.09%
Tswana 791 0.09%
Tsonga 208 0.02%
Venda 131 0.01%

Gender[edit]

Gender Population %
Female 489 478 52.75%
Male 438 356 47.25%

Ethnic group[edit]

Ethnic group Population %
Black African 767 145 82.68%
Indian/Asian 73 083 7.88%
White 67 103 7.23%
Coloured 20 503 2.21%

Age[edit]

Age Population %
000 - 004 87 368 9.42%
005 - 009 98 509 10.62%
010 - 014 102 973 11.10%
015 - 019 104 574 11.27%
020 - 024 92 140 9.93%
025 - 029 87 922 9.48%
030 - 034 68 334 7.36%
035 - 039 61 487 6.63%
040 - 044 50 672 5.46%
045 - 049 43 148 4.65%
050 - 054 36 157 3.90%
055 - 059 25 434 2.74%
060 - 064 22 412 2.42%
065 - 069 15 980 1.72%
070 - 074 13 792 1.49%
075 - 079 8 079 0.87%
080 - 084 5 769 0.62%
085 - 089 1 834 0.20%
090 - 094 798 0.09%
095 - 099 321 0.03%
100 plus 131 0.01%

Politics[edit]

Election results[edit]

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

  • Population 18 and over: 575 772 [62.06% of total population]
  • Total votes: 280 991 [30.28% of total population]
  • Voting % estimate: 48.80% votes as a % of population 18 and over
Party Votes %
African National Congress 181 753 64.68%
Inkhata Freedom Party 46 687 16.62%
Democratic Alliance 30 910 11.00%
African Christian Democratic Party 6 085 2.17%
United Democratic Movement 3 531 1.26%
Independent Democrats 3 450 1.23%
Minority Front 2 106 0.75%
New National Party 1 723 0.61%
Freedom Front Plus 848 0.30%
Pan African Congress 673 0.24%
Azanian People's Organisation 627 0.22%
United Christian Democratic Party 530 0.19%
SOPA 363 0.13%
CDP 362 0.13%
UF 286 0.10%
NA 214 0.08%
EMSA 209 0.07%
TOP 206 0.07%
PJC 200 0.07%
KISS 154 0.05%
NLP 74 0.03%
Total 280 991 100.00%

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: 29°35′S 30°22′E / 29.583°S 30.367°E / -29.583; 30.367