West Rand District Municipality

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West Rand
District municipality
Official seal of West Rand
Seal
Location in Gauteng
Location in Gauteng
Coordinates: 26°15′S 27°30′E / 26.250°S 27.500°E / -26.250; 27.500Coordinates: 26°15′S 27°30′E / 26.250°S 27.500°E / -26.250; 27.500
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Seat Randfontein
Local municipalities
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Mpho Nawa
Area
 • Total 4,087 km2 (1,578 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 820,995
 • Density 200/km2 (520/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 79.2%
 • Coloured 2.5%
 • Indian/Asian 1.1%
 • White 16.7%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Tswana 27.3%
 • Afrikaans 16.9%
 • Xhosa 14.9%
 • Sotho 10.8%
 • Other 30.1%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code DC48

The West Rand District Municipality is one of the districts of Gauteng province of South Africa, that covers the West Rand area, with the exception of Roodepoort. The seat of the district municipality is Randfontein. The most spoken language of its 744 168 people is Setswana (2001 Census). The district code is CBDC8.

Geography[edit]

Neighbours[edit]

West Rand is surrounded by:

Local municipalities[edit]

The district contains the following local municipalities:

Local municipality Population % Dominant language
Mogale City 289 714 38.93% Tswana
Merafong City 210 484 28.28% None
Randfontein 128 848 17.31% Tswana
Westonaria 109 324 14.69% None
District Management Area 5 783 0.78%

Demographics[edit]

The following statistics are from the 2001 census.

Language Population %
Tswana 215 507 28.96%
Afrikaans 126 338 16.98%
Xhosa 123 501 16.60%
Sotho 86 236 11.59%
Zulu 63 541 8.54%
Tsonga 38 410 5.16%
English 35 811 4.81%
Northern Sotho 22 618 3.04%
Other 10 587 1.42%
Swati 9 918 1.33%
Venda 8 927 1.20%
Ndebele 2 759 0.37%

Gender[edit]

Gender Population %
Male 400 157 53.77%
Female 344 011 46.23%

Ethnic group[edit]

Ethnic group Population %
Black African 587 665 78.84%
White 132 849 17.85%
Coloured 17 531 2.36%
Indian/Asian 7 123 0.96%

Age[edit]

Age Population %
000 - 004 63 062 8.47%
005 - 009 55 983 7.52%
010 - 014 55 746 7.49%
015 - 019 58 721 7.89%
020 - 024 72 868 9.79%
025 - 029 82 601 11.10%
030 - 034 77 616 10.43%
035 - 039 76 425 10.27%
040 - 044 65 412 8.79%
045 - 049 46 479 6.25%
050 - 054 31 153 4.19%
055 - 059 19 826 2.66%
060 - 064 14 459 1.94%
065 - 069 9 058 1.22%
070 - 074 6 526 0.88%
075 - 079 4 177 0.56%
080 - 084 2 561 0.34%
085 - 089 897 0.12%
090 - 094 395 0.05%
095 - 099 130 0.02%
100 plus 73 0.01%

Politics[edit]

Election results[edit]

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

  • Population 18 and over: 535 436 [71.95% of total population]
  • Total votes: 267 225 [35.91% of total population]
  • Voting % estimate: 49.91% votes as a % of population 18 and over
Party Votes %
African National Congress 196 513 73.54%
Democratic Alliance 41 008 15.35%
Inkhata Freedom Party 6 748 2.53%
Freedom Front Plus 4 235 1.58%
United Democratic Movement 4 093 1.53%
African Christian Democratic Party 3 301 1.24%
Independent Democrats 3 076 1.15%
Pan African Congress 2 481 0.93%
New National Party 1 645 0.62%
United Christian Democratic Party 1 244 0.47%
Azanian People's Organisation 1 215 0.45%
UF 350 0.13%
CDP 338 0.13%
SOPA 258 0.10%
NA 242 0.09%
PJC 182 0.07%
TOP 82 0.03%
EMSA 64 0.02%
KISS 61 0.02%
Minority Front 59 0.02%
NLP 30 0.01%
Total 267 225 100.00%

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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