A typical Buffalo City household is made up of four people. - Quality of Life survey
Almost a quarter of people in Buffalo City are aged between 10 and 19 years of age. The next most common age group - just under a fifth of the population - is 20 -29 years. - Quality of Life survey
More than 40% of people living in Buffalo City have completed Grades 8 to 12 in school. Almost 10% of adults have never been to school, and about the same percentage have some post-matric education. - Quality of Life survey
Almost one third of Buffalo City's adults are unemployed. About four out of every 10 people are either formally or informally employed, or self-employed. - Quality of Life survey
The average monthly household income in Buffalo City is just over R2 655. The average African household's income is about R2 800 and for white households it is about R10 500. - Quality of Life survey
Buffalo City Municipality forms part of the Eastern Cape, the second largest province in South Africa. The Eastern Cape covers an area of more than 170 000km2 and represents about 14 percent of South Africa's land mass.
Bhisho, the capital of the former Ciskei, is now the provincial capital of the Eastern Cape. It is home to the administrative infrastructure of the Eastern Cape legislature.
East London is South Africa's only river port and is the sixth largest city in South Africa.
Four rivers run through Buffalo City Municipality.
Evidence of early Stone Age settlement as well as the remains of middle Stone Age implements have been discovered in the dunes of Beacon Bay and east of the Quinera River.
About 880 000 people live in Buffalo City. A third of those live in Mdantsane, South Africa's second largest township.
More than 80% of the people in Buffalo City are African, about 10% are white, 6% are Coloured and just under 2% are Asian. - Quality of Life survey
Mdantsane, Soweto, Motherwell and Botshabelo, represent 8-million people. The total number of cricket clubs in these areas is seven. Johannesburg alone has 106 cricket clubs.
About 100 000 commuters leave their homes in Mdantsane every day for work in East London and surrounds.
Nearly half of the 120 large-scale manufacturing enterprises in the Eastern Cape are part of international corporations. More than 50% of the large-scale enterprises are exporting more than 25% of their output.
Total provincial personal disposable income is estimated to be an annual R50-billion.
Buffalo City's municipal boundary extends to more than 1 100 square meters.
More than 70% of Buffalo City's population earns less than the household subsistence level (R1 500 a month)
The most commonly earned monthly household income in Buffalo City is between R1 and R1 500. 57% of African households earn this amount. Only 10% of these households earn R3 500 or more a month. - Quality of Life survey
More than 40% of people in Buffalo City are students or children. - Quality of Life survey
Just over one in five people in Buffalo City are unemployed and looking for work. Only 15% of adults have full-time formal work, while 4% work full time informally, or part time. About 3% are self employed. - Quality of Life survey
Only 18% of people in Buffalo City are able to save anything after they have paid for basic expenses. - Quality of Life survey
About one-fifth of Buffalo City's people live in informal housing areas, while about 35% of households are either buying their home through a bond, or have fully paid it off. Over 20% of housing is under tribal tenure. - Quality of Life survey
Just over three-quarters of homes in Buffalo City have access to electricity. Most of this - over 78% - comes from prepaid cards. - Quality of Life survey
Almost 60% of people in Buffalo City say they are satisfied or very satisfied with their marriages. Only 5% say they are dissastisfied or very dissatisfied. - Quality of Life survey
About 57% of people in Buffalo City say they are worried that they, or someone close to them, might be infected with the virus that causes Aids. - Quality of Life survey
The language spoken by most of the people living in Buffalo City is Xhosa, followed by Afrikaans and English.
Buffalo City's residents believe that the three most serious day-to-day problems with living in Buffalo City are: crime (68%), unemployment (58%) and poverty (20%). - Quality of Life survey