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Like any other province in the South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal still reflects the unbalanced distribution of wealth, life style, infrastructure, education, and amenities. The further one moves away from the three major cities in the province, the more the imbalance is apparent. Provincial and local government continue to make inroads into balancing the equation. The involvement of private sector in urban and rural renewal is facilitating acelerated change in the province. KwaZulu-Natal is the second most populous province in South Africa, with 10,4 million inhabitants, despite being one of the country's smallest provinces. The province has eleven (11) district municipalities, more than any province in South Africa.

Total Population By District, 2013

Total

Black

Coloured

Indian/Asian

White

Male

Female

Ugu

736,282

669,851

6,131

25,285

35,015

344,270

392,012

UMgungundlovu

1,039,528

886,623

21,089

69,961

61,855

496,004

543,524

Uthukela

680,930

649,921

3,848

16,131

11,030

315,357

365,573

Umzinyathi

519,024

503,150

2,624

6,396

6,854

232,153

286,871

Amajuba

815,962

803,184

1,237

948

10,593

375,745

440,217

Zululand

634,802

630,328

683

442

3,349

291,372

343,430

Umkhanyakude

923,278

876,367

4,616

14,438

27,857

433,008

490,270

Uthungulu

618,814

564,928

3,073

36,755

14,058

293,908

324,906

iLembe

469,435

455,739

7,436

1,141

5,119

216,603

252,832

Sisonke

3,518,608

2,618,724

88,389

589,987

221,508

1,722,078

1,796,530

eThekwini

736,282

669,851

6,131

25,285

35,015

344,270

392,012

Kwazulu-Natal

10,466,354

9,135,171

142,642

774,873

413,668

4,963,590

5,502,764

Source: Quantec, 2014

Concept

Population - Working age (No.)

Economically active (No.)

Total Employment - formal & informal - (No.)

UT000: Unemployed (No.)

Unemployment rate (%)

Kwazulu-Natal

6,801,169

3,432,886

2,711,633

721,253

21.0

Ugu

427,558

195,077

138,041

57,036

29.2

UMgungundlovu

700,734

376,259

305,262

70,997

18.9

Uthukela

422,414

185,823

149,175

36,648

19.7

Umzinathi

260,617

105,640

68,422

37,218

35.2

Amajuba

289,196

137,950

102,229

35,721

25.9

Zuluand

503,806

195,384

133,738

61,646

31.6

Umkhanyakude

344,813

124,583

93,965

30,618

24.6

Uthungulu

573,935

269,971

201,243

68,728

25.5

iLembe

359,231

162,068

126,927

35,141

21.7

Sisonke

280,449

112,359

77,233

35,126

31.3

eThekwini

2,638,416

1,567,772

1,315,398

252,374

16.1