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 Boyce Maneli (ANC)
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

West Rand District Municipality[1] 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.[4][5] The most spoken language among its population of 820,995 is Tswana (2011 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:

Name Code Seat Area
(km²)[6]
Population
(2016)[7]
Pop. density
(per km²)
Merafong City GT484 Carletonville 1,631 188,843 115.8
Mogale City GT481 Krugersdorp 1,342 383,864 286.0
Rand West City GT485 Randfontein 1,115 265,887 238.5

Demographics[edit]

The following statistics are from the 2011 census.

Language Population %
Tswana 215 507 24.96%
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. ^ a b "West Rand District Municipality | Government Communication and Information System (GCIS)". www.gcis.gov.za. Government Communication and Information System. Retrieved 20 June 2017. 
  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. ^ "West Rand District Municipality". www.localgovernment.co.za. Yes Media. Retrieved 20 June 2017. 
  5. ^ "West Rand District Municipality Contact". www.wrdm.gov.za. West Rand District Municipality. Retrieved 20 June 2017. 
  6. ^ 2016 Boundaries [Shapefile]. Municipal Demarcation Board. 2016. Retrieved from http://www.demarcation.org.za/site/shapefiles/
  7. ^ Community Survey 2016 [Data file]. Statistics South Africa. 2016. Retrieved from http://interactive2.statssa.gov.za/webapi

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