South Africa: Voter registration 2009

Updated April 2009

Registration by age group

Age group Women Men Total Percentage
18-29 3 383 965 2 965 474 6 349 439 27.40
30-39 2 980 095 2 711 183 5 691 278 24.56
40-49 2 490 406 2 064 824 4 555 230 19.66
50-59 1 765 338 1 444 271 3 209 609 13.85
60-69 1 083 329 772 622 1 855 951 8.01
70+ 1 015 242 497 530 1 512 772 6.53
National Total 12 718 375 10 455 904 23 174 279 100.01

Registration by province

Provinces ordered by share of vote.

Province Women Men Total Percentage
Gauteng 2 782 162 2 676 688 5 458 850 23.56
KwaZulu-Natal 2 548 839 1 926 378 4 475 217 19.31
Eastern Cape 1 772 489 1 283 166 3 055 655 13.19
Western Cape 1 418 474 1 215 965 2 634 439 11.37
Limpopo 1 360 851 895 222 2 256 073 9.74
Mpumalanga 923 818 772 207 1 696 025 7.32
North West 858 354 799 190 1 657 544 7.15
Free State 755 370 630 206 1 385 576 5.98
Northern Cape 298 018 256 882 554 900 2.39
National Total 12 718 375 10 455 904 23 174 279 100.01

Source for tables

INDEPENDENT ELECTORAL COMMISSION 2009 "Registration statistics as on 20 Feb 2009", [www] http://www.elections.org.za/Statistics1.asp and pages following [opens new window] (accessed 7 Apr 2009).