The region comprises seven electoral constituencies:
Dâures (formerly Brandberg Constituency)
Walvis Bay Rural
Walvis Bay Urban
According to the Namibia 2001 Population and Housing Census, Erongo had a population of 107,663 (50,040 females and 57,616 males or 115 males for every 100 females) growing at an annual rate of 1.3%. The fertility rate was 3.2 children per woman. 80% lived in urban areas while 20% lived in rural areas, and with an area of 63,579km2, the population density was 1.7 persons per km2. By age, 11% of the population was under 5 years old, 18% between 5-14 years, 64% between 15-59 years, and 6% 60 years and older. The population was divided into 27,496 households, with an average size of 3.8 persons. 35% of households had a female head of house, while 65% had a male. For those 15 years and older, 57% had never married, 24% married with certificate, 2% married traditionally, 10% married concensually, 2% were divorced or separated, and 3% were widowed.
The most commonly spoken languages at home were Oshiwambo (37% of households), Afrikaans (22%), and Damara/Nama (21%). For those 15 years and older, the literacy rate was 92%. In terms of education, 89% of girls and 86% of boys between the ages of 6-15 were attending school, and of those older than 15, 79% had left school, 9% were currently at school, and 8% had never attended.
The employment rate for the labor force (71% of those 15+) was 66% employed and 34% unemployed. For those 15+ years old and not in the labor force (24%), 35% were students, 34% homemakers, and 31% retired, too old, etc.
Among households, 96% had safe water, 12% no toilet facility, 73% electricity for lighting, 89% access to radio, and 20% had wood or charcoal for cooking. In terms of household's main sources of income, 4% derived it from farming, 67% from wages and salaries, 8% cash remittances, 8% from business or non-farming, and 10% from pension.
For every 1000 live births there were 43 female infant deaths and 54 male. The life expectancy at birth was 59 years for females and 54 for males. Among children younger than 15, 3% had lost a mother, 5% a father, and 1% were orphaned by both parents. 4% of the entire population had a disability, of which 21% were deaf, 41% blind, 10% had a speech disability, 10% hand disability, 22% leg disability, and 4% mental disability.
• Governor Cleophas Mutjavikua
• Total 63,720 km2 (24,600 sq mi)
• Total 107,629
• Density 1.7/km2 (4.4/sq mi)
Time zone South African Standard Time: UTC+1
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|Horse graves||-||Hotel Grüner Kranz||-||Indongo Guest House||Tern Inn||WB Resorts||Dune 7 Sandboarding|
|Desert Express||-||Hotel A La Mer||-||Intermezzo Guest House||The Stiltz||Orange House||Fishing tours|
|Regimental badges||-||Hotel D'Avignon||-||Municipal Camp||Sea Horse Flats||Villa Wiese||Hot air balloon trips|
|Woermann House||-||Schweitzerhaus||-||Boutique Hotel||The Secret Garden||Strauss Holiday Flats||Kayak tours/Sun Sail Charters|
|Swakopmund museum||-||Sam's Giardino Hotel||-||Taro's Guest House||-||DeoVilla Accommodation||Sandboarding|
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