Eastern Cape
Province 2 from Census 2011

Area
168,965.98 km²
Population
6,562,053 (38.84 per km²)
Households
1,687,385 (9.99 per km²)

Gender

People Percentage
Female 3,472,353 52.92%
Male 3,089,701 47.08%

Population group

People Percentage
Black African 5,660,230 86.26%
Coloured 541,850 8.26%
White 310,450 4.73%
Indian or Asian 27,929 0.43%
Other 21,595 0.33%

First language

People Percentage
isiXhosa 5,092,152 78.85%
Afrikaans 683,410 10.58%
English 362,502 5.61%
Sesotho 158,964 2.46%
Sign language 42,235 0.65%
Other 36,893 0.57%
isiZulu 31,634 0.49%
isiNdebele 14,854 0.23%
Sepedi 14,299 0.22%
Setswana 12,607 0.20%
Tshivenda 3,663 0.06%
Xitsonga 3,092 0.05%
SiSwati 2,020 0.03%
Not applicable 103,728

Districts

Name Population Area (km²)
Alfred Nzo 801,344 10,731.22
Amathole 892,637 21,594.92
Buffalo City 755,200 2,535.93
Cacadu 450,584 58,243.29
Chris Hani 795,461 36,143.54
Joe Gqabi 349,768 25,662.66
Nelson Mandela Bay 1,152,115 1,958.91
O.R.Tambo 1,364,943 12,095.51