Free State

Province in South Africa
2 745 591
People
130 011.5
km²
21.1
People / km²

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Elections

Municipal 2011

55.2% (767 321)
Of registered voters cast their vote
  • a little less than the rate in South Africa: 57.64% 13 664 914
  • 1 389 581
    Registered voters
  • less than 10 percent of the figure in South Africa: 23 709 002
  • 55.2% (767 321)
    Of registered voters cast their vote
  • a little less than the rate in South Africa: 57.64% 13 664 914
  • 1 389 581
    Registered voters
  • less than 10 percent of the figure in South Africa: 23 709 002
  • Municipal 2016

    56.2% (829 349)
    Of registered voters cast their vote
  • a little less than the rate in South Africa: 57.95% 15 290 820
  • 1 474 734
    Registered voters
  • less than 10 percent of the figure in South Africa: 26 384 470
  • 56.2% (829 349)
    Of registered voters cast their vote
  • a little less than the rate in South Africa: 57.95% 15 290 820
  • 1 474 734
    Registered voters
  • less than 10 percent of the figure in South Africa: 26 384 470
  • Provincial 2014

    71% (1 029 297)
    Of registered voters cast their vote
  • about the same as the rate in South Africa: 71.18% 18 066 575
  • 1 449 488
    Registered voters
  • less than 10 percent of the figure in South Africa: 25 381 293
  • 71% (1 029 297)
    Of registered voters cast their vote
  • about the same as the rate in South Africa: 71.18% 18 066 575
  • 1 449 488
    Registered voters
  • less than 10 percent of the figure in South Africa: 25 381 293
  • National 2014

    72.5% (1 051 027)
    Of registered voters cast their vote
  • about the same as the rate in South Africa: 73.48% 18 654 771
  • 1 449 488
    Registered voters
  • less than 10 percent of the figure in South Africa: 25 388 082
  • 72.5% (1 051 027)
    Of registered voters cast their vote
  • about the same as the rate in South Africa: 73.48% 18 654 771
  • 1 449 488
    Registered voters
  • less than 10 percent of the figure in South Africa: 25 388 082
  • Demographics

    Total Population

    2 745 591
    People
    25
    Median Age
  • about the same as the figure in South Africa: 25
  • 2 745 591
    People
    25
    Median Age
  • about the same as the figure in South Africa: 25
  • Source:
    Census 2011
    Official
    Source:
    Census 2011
    Official
    Source:
    Census 2011
    Official
    Source:
    Census 2011
    Official

    South African citizenship

    Source:
    Census 2011
    Official
    Source:
    Census 2011
    Official
    Source:
    Census 2011
    Official

    South African citizenship

    Source:
    Census 2011
    Official
    Source:
    Census 2011
    Official
    Source:
    Census 2011
    Official

    Language

    Sesotho (1 717 881)
    Most Spoken Language
  • more than double the rate in South Africa: 7.44% 3,849,563
  • Sesotho (1 717 881)
    Most Spoken Language
  • more than double the rate in South Africa: 7.44% 3,849,563
  • Population by language most spoken at home

    Source:
    Census 2011
    Official

    Population by language most spoken at home

    Source:
    Census 2011
    Official

    Economics

    Annual Individual Income

    17.6% (114 139)
    Of people earn between R20k - R40k
  • a little less than the rate in South Africa: 18.74% 2,469,585
  • 17.6% (114 139)
    Of people earn between R20k - R40k
  • a little less than 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

    70.7% (1 941 275)
    Are getting refuse disposal from a local authority or private company
  • about 25 percent higher than the rate in South Africa: 57.97% 30,013,365
  • 70.7% (1 941 275)
    Are getting refuse disposal from a local authority or private company
  • about 25 percent higher than the rate in South Africa: 57.97% 30,013,365
  • Population by refuse disposal

    Source:
    Census 2011
    Official

    Population by toilet facilities

    Source:
    Census 2011
    Official

    Population by water source

    Source:
    Census 2011
    Official

    Population by toilet facilities

    Source:
    Census 2011
    Official

    Population by water source

    Source:
    Census 2011
    Official

    Population by refuse disposal

    Source:
    Census 2011
    Official

    Households

    Households

    839 752
    Households
  • less than 10 percent of the figure in South Africa: 15 065 018
  • 839 752
    Households
  • less than 10 percent of the figure in South Africa: 15 065 018
  • Households by type of dwelling

    Source:
    Census 2011
    Official

    Head of household by gender

    Source:
    Census 2011
    Official
    Source:
    Census 2011
    Official
    Source:
    Census 2011
    Official
    Source:
    Census 2011
    Official

    Head of household by gender

    Source:
    Census 2011
    Official
    Source:
    Census 2011
    Official

    Households by type of dwelling

    Source:
    Census 2011
    Official
    Source:
    Census 2011
    Official
    Source:
    Census 2011
    Official

    Children

    Children

    953 384
    Children
  • less than 10 percent of the figure in South Africa: 18 067 972
  • 953 384
    Children
  • less than 10 percent of the figure in South Africa: 18 067 972
  • Children under 18 by gender

    Source:
    Census 2011
    Official

    Children 5 to 17 by school attendance

    Source:
    Census 2011
    Official

    17-year-olds by highest educational level

    Source:
    Census 2011
    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:
    Census 2011
    Official

    Annual Income Child Headed Households

    Source:
    Census 2011
    Official

    Education

    Educational level

    29.3% (493 692)
    Of the population has passed matric
  • about 90 percent of the rate in South Africa: 32.19% 10,193,388
  • 29.3% (493 692)
    Of the population has passed matric
  • about 90 percent of the rate in South Africa: 32.19% 10,193,388
  • Population by highest educational level

    Source:
    Census 2011
    Official

    Population by highest educational level

    Source:
    Census 2011
    Official

    Census 2011

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