Uthukela District Municipality

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uThukela
District municipality
Official seal of uThukela
Seal
Location in the KwaZulu-Natal
Location in the KwaZulu-Natal
Coordinates: 28°33′S 29°46′E / 28.550°S 29.767°E / -28.550; 29.767Coordinates: 28°33′S 29°46′E / 28.550°S 29.767°E / -28.550; 29.767
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
Seat Ladysmith
Local municipalities
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Dudu Mazibuko
Area
 • Total 11,326 km2 (4,373 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 668,848
 • Density 59/km2 (150/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 95.1%
 • Coloured 0.6%
 • Indian/Asian 2.4%
 • White 1.7%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Zulu 90.5%
 • English 4.7%
 • Afrikaans 1.2%
 • Southern Ndebele 1.1%
 • Other 2.5%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code DC23

uThukela is one of the 11 districts of the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. The seat of uThukela is the city of Ladysmith. The majority of its 668,848 people speak IsiZulu (2011 Census). The district code is DC23.

Geography[edit]

Neighbours[edit]

uThukela is surrounded by:

Local municipalities[edit]

The district contains the following local municipalities:

Local municipality Population % Dominant language
Emnambithi/Ladysmith (KZN232) 225 459 34.32% Zulu
Indaka (KZN233) 113 643 17.30% Zulu
Umtshezi (KZN234) 59 923 9.12% Zulu
Okhahlamba (KZN235) 137 526 20.93% Zulu
Imbabazane (KZN236) 119 922 18.25% Zulu
Giants Castle Game Reserve 511 0.08%

Demographics[edit]

The following statistics are from the 2001 census.

Gender[edit]

Gender Population %
Female 355 161 54.06%
Male 301 825 45.94%

Age[edit]

Age Population %
000 - 004 79 502 12.10%
005 - 009 86 774 13.21%
010 - 014 88 382 13.45%
015 - 019 84 570 12.87%
020 - 024 58 816 8.95%
025 - 029 47 559 7.24%
030 - 034 38 476 5.86%
035 - 039 35 625 5.42%
040 - 044 30 466 4.64%
045 - 049 25 424 3.87%
050 - 054 21 699 3.30%
055 - 059 15 496 2.36%
060 - 064 14 379 2.19%
065 - 069 10 336 1.57%
070 - 074 8 896 1.35%
075 - 079 4 758 0.72%
080 - 084 3 964 0.60%
085 - 089 1 052 0.16%
090 - 094 477 0.07%
095 - 099 255 0.04%
100 plus 80 0.01%

Politics[edit]

Election results[edit]

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

  • Population 18 and over: 350 092 [53.29% of total population]
  • Total votes: 177 230 [26.98% of total population]
  • Voting % estimate: 50.62% votes as a % of population 18 and over
Party Votes %
Inkhata Freedom Party 87 332 49.28%
African National Congress 67 536 38.11%
Democratic Alliance 9 823 5.54%
African Christian Democratic Party 3 747 2.11%
New National Party 1 670 0.94%
Freedom Front Plus 1 170 0.66%
United Democratic Movement 1 123 0.63%
Minority Front 664 0.37%
Azanian People's Organisation 573 0.32%
Independent Democrats 546 0.31%
PJC 407 0.23%
Pan African Congress 400 0.23%
NA 309 0.17%
CDP 303 0.17%
UF 276 0.16%
United Christian Democratic Party 267 0.15%
SOPA 260 0.15%
KISS 246 0.14%
EMSA 242 0.14%
TOP 207 0.12%
NLP 129 0.07%
Total 177 230 100.00%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. 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. 

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