The Oudtshoorn Municipal Area has since 5 December 2000 included the larger settlements of Oudtshoorn, Dysselsdorp, and De Rust also including the smaller rural settlements of Volmoed, Schoemanshoek, Spieskamp, Vlakteplaas, Grootkraal, De Hoop, and Matjiesrivier. Oudtshoorn lies within the boundaries of the Eden District Municipality in the Western Cape Province and spans over 3 535 km2.
In 2001, the population size of Oudtshoorn Municipality amounted to 84 694 people compared to 95 933 people in 2011. The population increased on an annual average of 1.25 per cent between 2001 and 2011. The municipality expect this figure to increase during the 2021 census process. The statistical information this time around is layout in ward based.
In 2011, the largest population group is the Coloured race group at 89.5 per cent, followed by the White race group at 14.4 per cent. The African count for 10.5 per cent and Indian/Asian racial groups accounted for 0.4 per cent in 2011.
A strong and caring Municipality that strives to improve the quality of life of all our citizens in a sustainable manner.
To provide a better service, improve lives of the people, eradicate extreme poverty and create a conducive environment for sustainable economic and social development.”
Integrity, Respect and dignity, Accountability and Batho Pele principles.
- Technical Services
- Fire and Rescue
- Drivers and Learners Licencing
- Town Planning and Buidling Control
- Protection Services
- Waste Management
- Community Services
- Water and Sanitation
- Corporate Services