OR Tambo District Municipality

OR Tambo District Municipality
—  District municipality  —
Location in the Eastern Cape
Location in the Eastern Cape
Coordinates: 31°34′S 28°46′E / 31.567°S 28.767°E / -31.567; 28.767Coordinates: 31°34′S 28°46′E / 31.567°S 28.767°E / -31.567; 28.767
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
Seat Mthatha
Local municipalities
Government
 – Mayor Zoleka Capa (ANC)
Area[1]
 – Total 15,535 km2 (5,998.1 sq mi)
Population [1]
 – Total 1,676,480
 – Density 107.9/km2 (279.5/sq mi)
Racial makeup
 – Black African 99.5%
 – White 0.1%
 – Coloured 0.3%
 – Asian 0.2
Languages (in order of size)
 – isiXhosa 98%
 – English 1%
 – isiZulu >1%
 – Afrikaans >1%
Time zone South African Standard Time (UTC+2)
Municipal code DC15
Website www.ortambodm.org.za

OR Tambo is one of the 7 districts of Eastern Cape province of South Africa. The seat of OR Tambo is Mthatha (formerley spelt Umtata). The vast majority of its 1 676 463 people speak Xhosa (2001 Census). The district is named after Oliver Tambo. The district code is DC15.

The district is within Wild Coast Region.

Contents

Geography

Neighbours

OR Tambo is surrounded by:

Local municipalities

The district contains the following local municipalities:

Local municipality Population %
King Sabata Dalindyebo 415 227 24.77%
Nyandeni 281 252 16.78%
Ngquza Hill 255 371 15.23%
Mbizana 245 420 14.64%
Mhlontlo 196 675 11.73%
Port St Johns 146 134 8.72%
Ntabankulu 136 391 8.14%

After the 2011 municipal election, OR Tambo District will shrink, with Mbizana and Ntabankulu local municipalities being transferred to Alfred Nzo District Municipality.[2]

Demographics

The following statistics are from the 2001 census.

Language Population %
Xhosa 1 650 359 98.44%
English 10 651 0.64%
Zulu 4 418 0.26%
Afrikaans 2 814 0.17%
Sotho 2 691 0.16%
Other 1 867 0.11%
Swati 1 516 0.09%
Ndebele 975 0.06%
Northern Sotho 625 0.04%
Tswana 226 0.01%
Venda 179 0.01%
Tsonga 149 0.01%

Gender

Gender Population %
Female 918 483 54.79%
Male 757 980 45.21%

Ethnic group

Ethnic group Population %
Black African 1 668 152 99.50%
Coloured 5 398 0.32%
White 2 009 0.12%
Indian/Asian 904 0.05%

Age

Age Population %
000 - 004 215 814 12.87%
005 - 009 267 090 15.93%
010 - 014 268 632 16.02%
015 - 019 223 484 13.33%
020 - 024 135 214 8.07%
025 - 029 93 877 5.60%
030 - 034 74 041 4.42%
035 - 039 70 360 4.20%
040 - 044 65 698 3.92%
045 - 049 50 357 3.00%
050 - 054 41 828 2.50%
055 - 059 32 556 1.94%
060 - 064 43 877 2.62%
065 - 069 35 462 2.12%
070 - 074 30 004 1.79%
075 - 079 13 399 0.80%
080 - 084 10 224 0.61%
085 - 089 2 714 0.16%
090 - 094 1 219 0.07%
095 - 099 479 0.03%
100 plus 134 0.01%

Politics

Election results

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

  • Population 18 and over: 782 012 (46.65% of total population)
  • Total votes: 496 206 (29.60% of total population)
  • Voting % estimate: 63.45% votes as a % of population 18 and over
Party Votes %
African National Congress 392 740 79.15%
United Democratic Movement 91 722 18.48%
African Christian Democratic Party 2 763 0.56%
Pan African Congress 2 733 0.55%
Democratic Alliance 1 141 0.23%
SOPA 675 0.14%
United Christian Democratic Party 583 0.12%
Inkhata Freedom Party 535 0.11%
Azanian People's Organisation 508 0.10%
EMSA 425 0.09%
New National Party 381 0.08%
PJC 353 0.07%
Freedom Front Plus 314 0.06%
UF 282 0.06%
Independent Democrats 259 0.05%
TOP 211 0.04%
NA 158 0.03%
CDP 145 0.03%
NLP 100 0.02%
KISS 90 0.02%
Minority Front 88 0.02%
Total 496 206 100.00%

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