Blouberg

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The population size is 162 629.99%  areblack African, with white population being the second highest at 0,6% and coloureds are less than one hundred in number as per Census 2011 results.

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This municipality is in Limpopo and was originally established in the year 2000 after the amalgamation of the Bochum-My-Darling, Alldays-Buysdorp, and parts of Moletjie-Matlala TLCs. It is situated in the North western boundary of the Republic of South Africa with Botswana and Zimbabwe where the Limpopo River serves as the border between the municipality, Botswana and Zimbabwe. It is largely a rural municipality with 99,8% of the settlement being tribal or traditional and it is situated 95 km from Polokwane and has 21 wards.

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28,3% of those 20+ have no schooling.

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The population size is 162 629.99%  areblack African, with white population being the second highest at 0,6% and coloureds are less than one hundred in number as per Census 2011 results. For every 100 women there are 86 men. Most of the people speak Sepedi as the first language at 89,5%, followed by IsiNdebele at 5,1% and Xitsonga at 2,6%. The other official languages make up 2,9%.

Only 1% of the population had tertiary education qualifications, 9% completed secondary education and 17% of the population had no schooling.

Group Percentage
Black African99%
Coloured0%
Indian/Asian0,1%
White0,6%
Other0,2%
Age Males Females
0-4 6,9% 6,5%
5-9 6,4% 6,4%
10-14 6,7% 6,2%
15-19 6,7% 6,6%
20-24 4,5% 4,8%
25-29 2,5% 3,4%
30-34 1,9% 2,8%
35-39 1,6% 2,7%
40-44 1,5% 2,4%
45-49 1,3% 1,3%
50-54 1,1% 1,9%
55-59 1,1% 1,6%
60-64 1,1% 1,7%
65-69 0,8% 1,3%
70-74 0,7% 1,3%
75-79 0,4% 0,9%
80-84 0,3% 0,7%
85+ 0,3% 0,6%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 0,8%
English 0,9%
IsiNdebele 0,7%
IsiXhosa 0,1%
IsiZulu 0,8%
Sepedi 93,5%
Sesotho 0,4%
Setswana 0,5%
Sign Language 0,1%
SiSwati 0%
Tshivenda 0,7%
Xitsonga 0,4%
Other 0.9%
Not Applicable 0,3%
Group Percentage
Married 16,7%
Living together like married partners 3,6%
Never married 75,4%
Widower/Widow 3,7%
Separated 0,3%
Divorced 0,3%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 3,2%
Some Primary 47,4%
Completed Primary 6,7%
Some Secondary 35,7%
Completed Secondary 6,1%
Higher Education 0,5%
Not Applicable 0,5%
Sex Percentage
Female 54,4%
Male 45,6%
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88% Use electricity for lighting.

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Between 2001 and 2011 there has been an increase in the number of households that have income – increasing from 65% to 84%during these years.Provision of household services such as access to electricity, piped water and formal dwellings have increased

Area Percentage
Urban 6,2%
Tribal/Traditional 89,7%
Farm 4,2%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 81,7% 18,3%
Computer 5,9% 94,1%
Television 67,3% 32,7%
Satellite Television 13,2% 86,8%
Radio 52,5% 47,5%
Landline / Telephone 1,4% 98,6%
Motor Car 14,3% 85,7%
Refrigerator 64% 36%
Electric / Gas-Stove 60,1% 39,9%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 32,4% 31,4% 88%
Gas 1,4% 0,8% 0,1%
Paraffin 1,8% 0,9% 0,6%
Solar 0,1% 0,1% 0,2%
Candles 0% 0% 10,8%
Wood 64% 56,2% 0%
Coal 0,1% 0,1% 0%
Animal Dung 0,1% 0,1% 0%
Other 0% 0% 0%
None 0,1% 10,5% 0,3%
Access Percentage
From Home 1%
From Cellphone 10,1%
From Work 0,9%
From Elsewhere 3,2%
No Access 84,7%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 9,2%
Owned and fully paid off 54,4%
Owned but not yet paid off 4,4%
Occupied rent free 30%
Other 2%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 47,3%
Borehole 26,3%
Spring 2,2%
Rain water tank 0,7%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 6%
River/Stream 2,3%
Water vendor 4%
Water tanker 7,1%
Other 4,1%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 11,2%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 6,1%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 1,3%
Chemical toilet 1,6%
Pit toilet with ventilation 13,9%
Pit toilet without ventilation 63,4%
Bucket toilet 0,9%
Other 1,6%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 20,7%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 1,3%
Communal refuse dump 1,6%
Own refuse dump 63,1%
No rubbish disposal 12,3%
Other 1,1%
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47,2% Youth unemployment rate.

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A second shopping centre was recently opened in Senwabarwana in a bid to boost trade in the municipality.Meantime platinum and iron ore mining exploration, methane gas exploration as well as Venetia mine underground projects are some of the mega projects that are aimed atgrowing the economy and reduce the unemployment rate in Blouberg municipality.

Employment Status Number
Employed 15839
Unemployed 10231
Discouraged Work Seeker 5198
Not Economically Active 56089
Income Percentage
None income 15,8%
R1 - R4,800 6,6%
R4,801 - R9,600 13,6%
R9,601 - R19,600 27%
R19,601 - R38,200 22,7%
R38,201 - R76,4000 6,8%
R76,401 - R153,800 3,7%
R153,801 - R307,600 2,6%
R307,601 - R614,400 0,8%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,1%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,1%
R2,457,601+ 0,1%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 12,719
Poultry production 5,818
Vegetable production 2,064
Production of other crops 2,801
Other 1,586

**An agricultural household may engage in more than one agricultural activity

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 0
Animals only 12,666
Mixed farming 2,837
Other 416

**An agricultural household may not fall under more than one agricultural activity

Income category of agricultural households
Annual income category of agricultural household heads Number
No income 6,214
R1-R4 800 530
R4 801-R38 400 9,448
R38 401-R307 200 992
R307 201+ 74
Unspecified 225

Place names

Places in Blouberg Municipality

Key Statistics 2011

Total population162,629
Young (0-14)39%
Working Age (15-64)53,7%
Elderly (65+)7,3%
Dependency ratio86,2
Sex ratio83,8
Growth rate-0,54% (2001-2011)
Population density18 persons/km2
Unemployment rate39,2%
Youth unemployment rate47,2%
No schooling aged 20+28,3%
Higher education aged 20+5,2%
Matric aged 20+15,3%
Number of households41,192
Number of Agricultural households17,483
Average household size3,9
Female headed households56,3%
Formal dwellings92,8%
Housing owned/paying off58,8%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage6,1%
Weekly refuse removal20,7%
Piped water inside dwelling7,7%
Electricity for lighting88%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population171,721
Young (0-14)43,6%
Working Age (15-64)53,7%
Elderly (65+)6,1%
Dependency ratio99%
Sex ratio82,6
Growth rate1,57% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate41,7%
Youth unemployment rate47,4%
No schooling aged 20+44,9%
Higher education aged 20+4,7%
Matric aged 20+8,5%
Number of households36,930
Average household size4,4
Female headed households57,1%
Formal dwellings72,5%
Housing owned/paying off62,1%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage4,3%
Weekly refuse removal1,5%
Piped water inside dwelling3,4%
Electricity for lighting41,6%