According to the 2012 Census results for Masvingo province, Gutu has a population of 203 083.
Gutu Political Constituency
Gutu is divided into five constituencies namely; Gutu South, Gutu North, Gutu Central, Gutu East and Gutu West.
It is one of the constituencies that were created as a result of the 2008 delimitation exercise resulting in the creation of the Gutu East Constituency. The constituency comprises of Nerupiri, Makore, Chikwanda, Chiwara, Dewende and Domborembavha. The Member of Parliament for this constituency is Paul Chimedza.
There are good road networks in Gutu South constituency but communication network is poor. Housing is fairly decent, but the rural electrification programme has not benefited many parts of the constituency. There are adequate education facilities in the constituency, although health delivery remains poor, as most clinics are understaffed and face severe shortage of drugs which has now become a common problem throughout Zimbabwe's rural communities. Patients are now routinely referred to Gutu Mission Hospital.
According to statistics released by Masvingo Provincial Education offices, Gutu district had one of the highest number of schools in the top 100 grade 7 primary results recorded in 2013. The district has 19 schools in the top 100.
Of recent Gutu district has experienced severe droughts.
- Masvingo, Zimbabwe Statistics, published: No Date Given, retrieved: June 29, 2016
- Gutu South Constituency Profile, Parliament of Zimbabwe, published: 2011, retrieved: June 29, 2016
- HON CHIMEDZA PAUL, Parliament of Zimbabwe, published: No Date Given, retrieved: June 29, 2016
- Gutu District has 19 schools in the top 100 Masvingo Mirror, published: January 12, 2014, retrieved: June 29, 2016