Western Cape

Province in South Africa
5 822 734
People
131 521.6
km²
44.3
People / km²

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Elections

Municipal 2011

64.4% (1 748 208)
Of registered voters cast their vote
  • about 10 percent higher than the rate in South Africa: 57.64% 13 664 914
  • 2 716 022
    Registered voters
  • about 10 percent of the figure in South Africa: 23 709 002
  • 64.4% (1 748 208)
    Of registered voters cast their vote
  • about 10 percent higher than the rate in South Africa: 57.64% 13 664 914
  • 2 716 022
    Registered voters
  • about 10 percent of the figure in South Africa: 23 709 002
  • Municipal 2016

    63.5% (1 948 844)
    Of registered voters cast their vote
  • about 10 percent higher than the rate in South Africa: 57.95% 15 290 820
  • 3 070 950
    Registered voters
  • about 10 percent of the figure in South Africa: 26 384 470
  • 63.5% (1 948 844)
    Of registered voters cast their vote
  • about 10 percent higher than the rate in South Africa: 57.95% 15 290 820
  • 3 070 950
    Registered voters
  • about 10 percent of the figure in South Africa: 26 384 470
  • Provincial 2014

    72.8% (2 140 090)
    Of registered voters cast their vote
  • about the same as the rate in South Africa: 71.18% 18 066 575
  • 2 941 333
    Registered voters
  • about 10 percent of the figure in South Africa: 25 381 293
  • 72.8% (2 140 090)
    Of registered voters cast their vote
  • about the same as the rate in South Africa: 71.18% 18 066 575
  • 2 941 333
    Registered voters
  • about 10 percent of the figure in South Africa: 25 381 293
  • National 2014

    74.4% (2 188 236)
    Of registered voters cast their vote
  • about the same as the rate in South Africa: 73.48% 18 654 771
  • 2 941 333
    Registered voters
  • about 10 percent of the figure in South Africa: 25 388 082
  • 74.4% (2 188 236)
    Of registered voters cast their vote
  • about the same as the rate in South Africa: 73.48% 18 654 771
  • 2 941 333
    Registered voters
  • about 10 percent of the figure in South Africa: 25 388 082
  • Demographics

    Total Population

    5 822 734
    People
    28
    Median Age
  • about 10 percent higher than the figure in South Africa: 25
  • 5 822 734
    People
    28
    Median Age
  • about 10 percent higher than 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

    Afrikaans (2 820 643)
    Most Spoken Language
  • more than double the rate in South Africa: 13.24% 6,855,082
  • Afrikaans (2 820 643)
    Most Spoken Language
  • more than double the rate in South Africa: 13.24% 6,855,082
  • 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

    20.7% (416 922)
    Of people earn between R20k - R40k
  • about 10 percent higher than the rate in South Africa: 18.74% 2,469,585
  • 20.7% (416 922)
    Of people earn between R20k - R40k
  • about 10 percent higher 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

    89.3% (5 197 550)
    Are getting refuse disposal from a local authority or private company
  • about 1.5 times the rate in South Africa: 57.97% 30,013,365
  • 89.3% (5 197 550)
    Are getting refuse disposal from a local authority or private company
  • about 1.5 times 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

    1 705 638
    Households
  • about 10 percent of the figure in South Africa: 15 065 018
  • 1 705 638
    Households
  • about 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

    1 739 426
    Children
  • about 10 percent of the figure in South Africa: 18 067 972
  • 1 739 426
    Children
  • about 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

    31.5% (1 222 835)
    Of the population has passed matric
  • about the same as the rate in South Africa: 32.19% 10,193,388
  • 31.5% (1 222 835)
    Of the population has passed matric
  • about the same as 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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