Western Cape

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Elections

National 2014

2 941 333
Number of registered voters

about 10 percent of the figure in South Africa: 25 388 082

74.4%
Of registered voters cast their vote

about the same as the rate in South Africa: 73.5%


Provincial 2014

2 941 333
Number of registered voters

about 10 percent of the figure in South Africa: 25 381 293

72.8%
Of registered voters cast their vote

about the same as the rate in South Africa: 71.2%


Municipal 2011

2 716 022
Number of registered voters

about 10 percent of the figure in South Africa: 23 709 002

64.4%
Of registered voters cast their vote

about 10 percent higher than the rate in South Africa: 57.6%


Demographic

Age

28
Median age

about 10 percent higher than the figure in South Africa: 25



Popuation

5 822 734 People

about 10 percent of the figure in South Africa: 51 770 561



Language

Afrikaans
Language most spoken at home

more than double the figure in South Africa: 21


Service delivery

Water

91.2%
Are getting water from a regional or local service provider

about 20 percent higher than the rate in South Africa: 76.9%



Electricity

93.9%
Have electricity for at least one of cooking, heating or lighting

about 10 percent higher than the rate in South Africa: 85.3%



Toilet facilities

90.9%
Have access to flush or chemical toilets

about 1.5 times the rate in South Africa: 59.3%

2.7%
Have no access to any toilets

about half the rate in South Africa: 5.3%



Refuse disposal

90.6%
Are getting refuse disposal from a local authority or private company

about 1.5 times the rate in South Africa: 59.4%



Economics

Employment

50.1%
Employed

bout 1.3 times the rate in South Africa: 38.9%





Monthly income

R2 400
Average monthly income

about the same as the amount in South Africa: R2 400



Internet access

43.7%
Households with internet access

about 25 percent higher than the rate in South Africa: 35.2%