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Eastern Cape
Province 2 from Census 2011

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Area: 168965.98 km²
Population: 6562053 (38.84 per km²)
Households: 1687385 (9.99 per km²)

Gender People Percentage
Female 3472353 52.92%
Male 3089701 47.08%

Population group People Percentage
Black African 5660230 86.26%
Coloured 541850 8.26%
White 310450 4.73%
Indian or Asian 27929 0.43%
Other 21595 0.33%

First language People Percentage
isiXhosa 5092152 78.85%
Afrikaans 683410 10.58%
English 362502 5.61%
Sesotho 158964 2.46%
Sign language 42235 0.65%
Other 36893 0.57%
isiZulu 31634 0.49%
isiNdebele 14854 0.23%
Sepedi 14299 0.22%
Setswana 12607 0.20%
Tshivenda 3663 0.06%
Xitsonga 3092 0.05%
SiSwati 2020 0.03%
Not applicable 103728

Made up of:

Name Type Population Area (km²)
Alfred Nzo District Municipality 801344 10731.22
Amathole District Municipality 892637 21594.92
Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality 755200 2535.93
Cacadu District Municipality 450584 58243.29
Chris Hani District Municipality 795461 36143.54
Joe Gqabi District Municipality 349768 25662.66
Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality 1152115 1958.91
O.R.Tambo District Municipality 1364943 12095.51