Eastern Cape

Province in South Africa
6 996 976
People
169 309.8
km²
41.3
People / km²

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Elections

Municipal 2011

58.2% (1 813 802)
Of registered voters cast their vote
  • about the same as the rate in South Africa: 57.64% 13 664 914
  • 3 118 881
    Registered voters
  • less than a fifth of the figure in South Africa: 23 709 002
  • 58.2% (1 813 802)
    Of registered voters cast their vote
  • about the same as the rate in South Africa: 57.64% 13 664 914
  • 3 118 881
    Registered voters
  • less than a fifth of the figure in South Africa: 23 709 002
  • Municipal 2016

    56.4% (1 888 500)
    Of registered voters cast their vote
  • a little less than the rate in South Africa: 57.95% 15 290 820
  • 3 346 711
    Registered voters
  • less than a fifth of the figure in South Africa: 26 384 470
  • 56.4% (1 888 500)
    Of registered voters cast their vote
  • a little less than the rate in South Africa: 57.95% 15 290 820
  • 3 346 711
    Registered voters
  • less than a fifth of the figure in South Africa: 26 384 470
  • Provincial 2014

    68.3% (2 213 121)
    Of registered voters cast their vote
  • a little less than the rate in South Africa: 71.18% 18 066 575
  • 3 240 059
    Registered voters
  • less than a fifth of the figure in South Africa: 25 381 293
  • 68.3% (2 213 121)
    Of registered voters cast their vote
  • a little less than the rate in South Africa: 71.18% 18 066 575
  • 3 240 059
    Registered voters
  • less than a fifth of the figure in South Africa: 25 381 293
  • National 2014

    70.3% (2 278 555)
    Of registered voters cast their vote
  • a little less than the rate in South Africa: 73.48% 18 654 771
  • 3 240 059
    Registered voters
  • less than a fifth of the figure in South Africa: 25 388 082
  • 70.3% (2 278 555)
    Of registered voters cast their vote
  • a little less than the rate in South Africa: 73.48% 18 654 771
  • 3 240 059
    Registered voters
  • less than a fifth of the figure in South Africa: 25 388 082
  • Demographics

    Total Population

    6 996 976
    People
    21
    Median Age
  • about 80 percent of the figure in South Africa: 25
  • 6 996 976
    People
    21
    Median Age
  • about 80 percent of the figure in South Africa: 25
  • Language

    Isixhosa (5 666 891)
    Most Spoken Language
  • more than double the rate in South Africa: 16.62% 9,249,841
  • Isixhosa (5 666 891)
    Most Spoken Language
  • more than double the rate in South Africa: 16.62% 9,249,841
  • Population by language most spoken at home

    Source:
    Community Survey 2016
    Official

    Population by language most spoken at home

    Source:
    Community Survey 2016
    Official

    Economics

    Annual Individual Income

    15.1% (155 372)
    Of people earn between R20k - R40k
  • about 80 percent of the rate in South Africa: 18.74% 2,469,585
  • 15.1% (155 372)
    Of people earn between R20k - R40k
  • about 80 percent of the rate in South Africa: 18.74% 2,469,585
  • Employees by annual income

    Source:
    Census 2011
    Official

    Population by employment status

    Source:
    Census 2011
    Official
    Source:
    Census 2011
    Official

    Population by employment status

    Source:
    Census 2011
    Official
    Source:
    Census 2011
    Official

    Employees by annual income

    Source:
    Census 2011
    Official

    Service

    Service Delivery

    36.6% (2 562 696)
    Are getting refuse disposal from a local authority or private company
  • about two-thirds of the rate in South Africa: 56.72% 31,565,264
  • 36.6% (2 562 696)
    Are getting refuse disposal from a local authority or private company
  • about two-thirds of the rate in South Africa: 56.72% 31,565,264
  • Population by refuse disposal

    Source:
    Community Survey 2016
    Official

    Population by toilet facilities

    Source:
    Community Survey 2016
    Official

    Population by water source

    Source:
    Community Survey 2016
    Official

    Population by toilet facilities

    Source:
    Community Survey 2016
    Official

    Population by water source

    Source:
    Community Survey 2016
    Official

    Population by refuse disposal

    Source:
    Community Survey 2016
    Official

    Households

    Households

    1 773 396
    Households
  • about 10 percent of the figure in South Africa: 16 923 309
  • 1 773 396
    Households
  • about 10 percent of the figure in South Africa: 16 923 309
  • Households by type of dwelling

    Source:
    Community Survey 2016
    Official

    Head of household by gender

    Source:
    Community Survey 2016
    Official
    Source:
    Census 2011
    Official
    Source:
    Community Survey 2016
    Official

    Head of household by gender

    Source:
    Community Survey 2016
    Official
    Source:
    Community Survey 2016
    Official

    Households by type of dwelling

    Source:
    Community Survey 2016
    Official
    Source:
    Census 2011
    Official

    Children

    Children

    2 939 034
    Children
  • less than a fifth of the figure in South Africa: 19 863 134
  • 2 939 034
    Children
  • less than a fifth of the figure in South Africa: 19 863 134
  • Children under 18 by gender

    Source:
    Community Survey 2016
    Official

    Children 5 to 17 by school attendance

    Source:
    Community Survey 2016
    Official

    17-year-olds by highest educational level

    Source:
    Community Survey 2016
    Official

    15- to 17-year olds by employment status

    Source:
    Census 2011
    Official

    Annual Income Child Headed Households

    Source:
    Census 2011
    Official

    Children under 18 by gender

    Source:
    Community Survey 2016
    Official

    Annual Income Child Headed Households

    Source:
    Census 2011
    Official

    Education

    Educational level

    26.2% (980 856)
    Of the population has passed matric
  • about three-quarters of the rate in South Africa: 35.44% 11,964,348
  • 26.2% (980 856)
    Of the population has passed matric
  • about three-quarters of the rate in South Africa: 35.44% 11,964,348
  • Population by highest educational level

    Source:
    Community Survey 2016
    Official

    Population by highest educational level

    Source:
    Community Survey 2016
    Official

    Community Survey 2016

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