South Africa: 2011 Local election candidates by province and gender

Updated April 2011

Local candidate gender trends 2000-2011

Gender 2000 2006 2011
No % No % No %
Women 8 562 28.46 15 718 34.78 19 731 36.81
Men 21 519 71.54 29 471 65.22 33 865 63.19
Total 30 081 100.00 45 189 100.00 53 596 100.00

Candidates in 2011

Province Candidates
Total Women Men
Number % Number % Number %
Eastern Cape 7 220 13.47 2 743 37.99 4 477 62.01
Free State 3 282 6.12 1 167 35.56 2 115 64.44
Gauteng 9 054 16.89 3 571 39.44 5 483 60.56
KwaZulu-Natal 10 390 19.39 3 554 34.21 6 836 65.79
Limpopo 6 688 12.48 2 593 38.77 4 095 61.23
Mpumalanga 4 368 8.15 1 571 35.97 2 797 64.03
North West 4 036 7.53 1 608 39.84 2 428 60.16
Northern Cape 1 600 2.99 649 40.56 951 59.44
Western Cape 6 958 12.98 2 275 32.70 4 683 67.30
Total 53 596 100.00 19 731 36.81 33 865 63.19

Source for tables

INDEPENDENT ELECTORAL COMMISSION 2011 "Candidate statistics", [www] http://www.elections.org.za/content/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=1770 [PDF document, opens new window] (accessed 15 Apr 2011).