South Africa: 2009 Voter registration - proportion of women to men by province

Updated February 2011

Province No voters % voters
Women Men Total Women Men
Eastern Cape 1 772 489 1 283 166 3 055 655 58 42
Free State 755 370 630 206 1 385 576 55 45
Gauteng 2 782 162 2 676 688 5 458 850 51 49
KwaZulu-Natal 2 548 839 1 926 378 4 475 217 57 43
Limpopo 1 360 851 895 222 2 256 073 60 40
Mpumalanga 923 818 772 207 1 696 025 54 46
North West 858 354 799 190 1 657 544 52 48
Northern Cape 298 018 256 882 554 900 54 46
Western Cape 1 418 474 1 215 965 2 634 439 54 46
Total 12 718 375 10 455 904 23 174 279 55 45

Table source

BOOYSEN, S & MASTERSON, G 2009 "Chapter 11: South Africa" IN Denis Kadima and Susan Booysen (eds) Compendium of Elections in Southern Africa 1989-2009: 20 Years of Multiparty Democracy, EISA, Johannesburg, 406, 407.