Xhariep District Municipality

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Xhariep
District municipality
Official seal of Xhariep
Seal
Location of Xhariep District Municipality within Free State
Location of Xhariep District Municipality within Free State
Coordinates: 30°01′S 25°46′E / 30.017°S 25.767°E / -30.017; 25.767Coordinates: 30°01′S 25°46′E / 30.017°S 25.767°E / -30.017; 25.767
Country South Africa
Province Free State
Seat Trompsburg
Local municipalities
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Mongi Ntwanambi
Area
 • Total 37,674 km2 (14,546 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 146,259
 • Density 3.9/km2 (10/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 78.5%
 • Coloured 13.2%
 • Indian/Asian 0.4%
 • White 7.6%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Sotho 45.3%
 • Afrikaans 31.6%
 • Xhosa 15.8%
 • Tswana 3.5%
 • Other 3.8%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code DC16

Xhariep is one of the 5 districts of Free State province of South Africa. The seat of Xhariep is Trompsburg. The largest language group of the 146,259 people is Sotho with 45,3% (2011 Census). The district code is DC16.

Geography[edit]

Neighbours[edit]

Xhariep is surrounded by:

Local municipalities[edit]

The district contains the following local municipalities:

Local municipality Population % Dominant language
Kopanong 55 947 41.36% Sotho, Afrikaans
Letsemeng 42 986 31.78% Afrikaans
Mohokare 36 330 26.86% Sotho

Demographics[edit]

The following statistics are from the 2001 census.

Language Population %
Afrikaans 50 162 37.09%
Sotho 50 152 37.08%
Xhosa 26 851 19.85%
tswana 6 245 4.62%
English 865 0.64%
Zulu 340 0.25%
Swati 162 0.12%
Tsonga 153 0.11%
Northern Sotho 140 0.10%
Other 93 0.07%
Ndebele 67 0.05%
Venda 33 0.02%

Gender[edit]

Gender Population %
Female 68 735 50.82%
Male 66 518 49.18%

Ethnic group[edit]

Ethnic group Population %
Black African 100 945 74.63%
Coloured 21 895 16.19%
White 12 355 9.13%
Indian/Asian 58 0.04%

Age[edit]

Age Population %
000 - 004 13 216 9.77%
005 - 009 14 640 10.82%
010 - 014 15 613 11.54%
015 - 019 14 962 11.06%
020 - 024 11 708 8.66%
025 - 029 10 584 7.83%
030 - 034 10 002 7.40%
035 - 039 8 952 6.62%
040 - 044 7 742 5.72%
045 - 049 6 487 4.80%
050 - 054 5 534 4.09%
055 - 059 4 175 3.09%
060 - 064 3 784 2.80%
065 - 069 3 007 2.22%
070 - 074 1 898 1.40%
075 - 079 1 290 0.95%
080 - 084 970 0.72%
085 - 089 444 0.33%
090 - 094 157 0.12%
095 - 099 62 0.05%
100 plus 26 0.02%

Politics[edit]

Election results[edit]

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

  • Population 18 and over: 82 604 [61.07% of total population]
  • Total votes: 43 082 [31.85% of total population]
  • Voting % estimate: 52.15% votes as a % of population 18 and over
Party Votes %
African National Congress 34 697 80.54%
Democratic Alliance 4 368 10.14%
Freedom Front Plus 1 021 2.37%
African Christian Democratic Party 749 1.74%
Pan African Congress 718 1.67%
New National Party 439 1.02%
Independent Democrats 321 0.75%
United Democratic Movement 183 0.42%
Inkhata Freedom Party 94 0.22%
United Christian Democratic Party 81 0.19%
Azanian People's Organisation 80 0.19%
UF 78 0.18%
NA 66 0.15%
SOPA 50 0.12%
EMSA 31 0.07%
CDP 28 0.06%
TOP 27 0.06%
PJC 27 0.06%
NLP 11 0.03%
Minority Front 7 0.02%
KISS 6 0.01%
Total 43 082 100.00%

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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