Zululand District Municipality

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Zululand
District municipality
Official seal of Zululand
Seal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
Seat Ulundi
Local municipalities
Government[1]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Mpiyakhe Hlatshwayo
Area
 • Total 14,799 km2 (5,714 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 803,575
 • Density 54/km2 (140/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 98.0%
 • Coloured 0.2%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • White 1.4%
First languages (2011)[3]
 • Zulu 94.3%
 • English 1.5%
 • Afrikaans 1.3%
 • Southern Ndebele 1.1%
 • Other 1.8%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code DC26

Zululand is one of the 11 district municipalities ("districts") of KwaZulu-Natal province. The seat of Zululand is Ulundi. The majority of its 804,456 people speak IsiZulu (2001 Census). The district code is DC26. It is part of a larger historical area also known as Zululand.

Geography[edit]

Neighbours[edit]

Zululand is surrounded by:

Local municipalities[edit]

The district contains the following local municipalities:

Local municipality Population %
Ulundi 212 972 26.47%
Nongoma 198 447 24.67%
Abaqulusi 191 020 23.75%
uPhongolo 119 786 14.89%
eDumbe 82 241 10.22%

Demographics[edit]

The following statistics are from the 2001 census.

Language Population %
IsiZulu 779,206 96.86%
Afrikaans 11,382 1.41%
English 5,246 0.65%
Sesotho 2,297 0.29%
IsiNdebele 1,684 0.21%
IsiXhosa 1,130 0.14%
Sepedi 980 0.12%
SiSwati 946 0.12%
Other 916 0.11%
Setswana 409 0.05%
Xitsonga 142 0.02%
Tshivenda 128 0.02%

Gender[edit]

Gender Population %
Female 434 244 53.98%
Male 370 212 46.02%

Ethnic group[edit]

Ethnic group Population %
Black African 788 551 98.02%
White 13 769 1.71%
Coloured 1 521 0.19%
Indian/Asian 615 0.08%

Age[edit]

Age Population %
000 - 004 103 541 2
005 - 009 116 193 14.44%
010 - 014 119 925 14.91%
015 - 019 111 383 13.85%
020 - 024 69 637 8.66%
025 - 029 50 739 6.31%
030 - 034 40 514 5.04%
035 - 039 38 739 4.82%
040 - 044 33 628 4.18%
045 - 049 27 697 3.44%
050 - 054 21 735 2.70%
055 - 059 16 125 2.00%
060 - 064 16 825 2.09%
065 - 069 12 309 1.53%
070 - 074 11 606 1.44%
075 - 079 6 390 0.79%
080 - 084 4 962 0.62%
085 - 089 1 300 0.16%
090 - 094 647 0.08%
095 - 099 440 0.05%
100 plus 121 0.02%

Politics[edit]

Election results[edit]

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

  • Population 18 and over: 394 233 [49.01% of total population]
  • Total votes: 218 270 [27.13% of total population]
  • Voting % estimate: 55.37% votes as a % of population 18 and over
Party Votes %
Inkatha Freedom Party 169 028 77.44%
African National Congress 32 688 14.98%
Democratic Alliance 8 831 4.05%
African Christian Democratic Party 2 379 1.09%
United Democratic Movement 1 025 0.47%
Freedom Front Plus 845 0.39%
New National Party 531 0.24%
Independent Democrats 483 0.22%
Azanian People's Organisation 365 0.17%
Pan African Congress 231 0.11%
Keep It Straight and Simple Party 220 0.10%
United Christian Democratic Party 220 0.10%
PJC 210 0.10%
Socialist Party of Azania 188 0.09%
Christian Democratic Party 169 0.08%
TOP 167 0.08%
NA 160 0.07%
EMSA 155 0.07%
Minority Front 152 0.07%
UF 141 0.06%
New Labour Party 82 0.04%
Total 218 270 100.00%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Statistics by place". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 27 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "Statistics by place". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 27 September 2015. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 28°19′S 31°25′E / 28.317°S 31.417°E / -28.317; 31.417