iLembe District Municipality

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iLembe
District municipality
Official seal of iLembe
Seal
Location of ILembe District Municipality within KwaZulu-Natal
Location of ILembe District Municipality within KwaZulu-Natal
Coordinates: 29°20′S 31°17′E / 29.333°S 31.283°E / -29.333; 31.283Coordinates: 29°20′S 31°17′E / 29.333°S 31.283°E / -29.333; 31.283
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
Seat KwaDukuza
Local municipalities
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Sibusiso Welcome Mdabe
Area
 • Total 3,269 km2 (1,262 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 606,809
 • Density 190/km2 (480/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 90.8%
 • Coloured 0.5%
 • Indian/Asian 5.9%
 • White 2.4%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Zulu 82.2%
 • English 9.6%
 • Xhosa 3.3%
 • Southern Ndebele 1.2%
 • Other 3.7%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code DC29

iLembe is one of the 11 district municipalities ("districts") of KwaZulu-Natal province in South Africa. The seat of iLembe is KwaDukuza.[4] The majority (82%) of its 606,809 people speak Zulu (2011 census). The district code is DC29. It was formerly named the King Shaka District Municipality.[5]

Geography[edit]

Neighbours[edit]

iLembe is surrounded by:

Local municipalities[edit]

The district contains the following local municipalities:

Local municipality Population %
KwaDukuza 231 187 38.10%
Ndwedwe 140 820 23.21%
Mandeni 138 078 22.75%
Maphumulo 96 724 15.94%

Demographics[edit]

The following statistics are from the 2011 census.

Language Population %
Zulu 496 834 82.18%
English 58 227 9.63%
Xhosa 20 005 3.31%
Ndebele 7 145 1.18%
Afrikaans 5 210 0.86%
Other 4 465 0.74%
Sign language 4 340 0.72%
Tswana 3 156 0.52%
Tsonga 1 916 0.32%
Sotho 1 062 0.18%
Swati 624 0.10%
Venda 261 0.04%

Gender[edit]

Gender Population %
Female 317 801 52.37%
Male 289 009 47.63%

Ethnic group[edit]

Ethnic group Population %
Black African 550 758 90.76%
Indian/Asian 35 911 5.92%
White 14 713 2.42%
Coloured 3 222 0.53%
Other 2 205 0.36%

Age[edit]

Age Population %
000 - 004 63 172 11.27%
005 - 009 70 472 12.58%
010 - 014 71 672 12.79%
015 - 019 68 769 12.27%
020 - 024 51 863 9.25%
025 - 029 44 409 7.92%
030 - 034 34 767 6.20%
035 - 039 32 311 5.77%
040 - 044 26 364 4.70%
045 - 049 21 287 3.80%
050 - 054 19 708 3.52%
055 - 059 14 517 2.59%
060 - 064 13 614 2.43%
065 - 069 9 802 1.75%
070 - 074 8 611 1.54%
075 - 079 4 533 0.81%
080 - 084 2 909 0.52%
085 - 089 876 0.16%
090 - 094 420 0.07%
095 - 099 248 0.04%
100 plus 85 0.02%

Politics[edit]

Election results[edit]

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

  • Population 18 and over: 312 758 [55.81% of total population]
  • Total votes: 166 460 [29.70% of total population]
  • Voting % estimate: 53.22% votes as a % of population 18 and over
Party Votes %
African National Congress 78 343 47.06%
Inkhata Freedom Party 69 110 41.52%
Democratic Alliance 10 311 6.19%
African Christian Democratic Party 2 113 1.27%
United Democratic Movement 1 214 0.73%
Minority Front 727 0.44%
New National Party 570 0.34%
Azanian People's Organisation 567 0.34%
UF 542 0.33%
Independent Democrats 466 0.28%
Freedom Front Plus 401 0.24%
United Christian Democratic Party 331 0.20%
Pan African Congress 316 0.19%
SOPA 280 0.17%
CDP 247 0.15%
EMSA 228 0.14%
PJC 209 0.13%
KISS 150 0.09%
NA 133 0.08%
TOP 120 0.07%
NLP 82 0.05%
Total 166 460 100.00%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. Archived from the original on 14 July 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Statistics by place". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 27 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "Statistics by place". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 27 September 2015. 
  4. ^ http://www.ilembe.gov.za/default.aspx?pid=29
  5. ^ "Ilembe Case Study" (PDF). The Water Dialogues. p. 10. Retrieved 2013-03-16. 

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