West Rand District Municipality

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 (which is part of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality). 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.

West Rand
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
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
SeatRandfontein
Local municipalities
Government
 • TypeMunicipal council
 • MayorBoyce Maneli (ANC)
Area
 • Total4,087 km2 (1,578 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Total820,995
 • Density200/km2 (520/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African79.2%
 • Coloured2.5%
 • Indian/Asian1.1%
 • White16.7%
First languages (2011)
 • Tswana27.3%
 • Afrikaans16.9%
 • Xhosa14.9%
 • Sotho10.8%
 • Other30.1%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Municipal codeDC48

GeographyEdit

NeighboursEdit

West Rand is surrounded by:

Local municipalitiesEdit

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

DemographicsEdit

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%

GenderEdit

Gender Population %
Male 400 157 53.77%
Female 344 011 46.23%

Ethnic groupEdit

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%

AgeEdit

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%

PoliticsEdit

Election resultsEdit

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%

ReferencesEdit

  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". Municipal Demarcation Board (Shapefile). 2016.
  7. ^ "Community Survey 2016". Statistics South Africa (Data file). 2016.

External linksEdit