City of Matlosana

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The Census 2011 report showed that the City of Matlosana Municipality has a total population of 398 676 people

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The City of Matlosana municipality  is located in Dr Kenneth Kaunda District in the North West Province. It is one of the four local municipalities in this district. The major towns are Hartbeesfontein, Klerkdorp, Orkney and Stilfontein.

(http://www.localgovernment.co.za/south-africa/local-municipality/193/city-of-matlosana-local-municipality).

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Madibeng , North West 477,381 9
King Sabata Dalindyebo , Eastern Cape 451,710 10
Matjhabeng , Free State 406,461 11
City of Matlosana , North West 398,676 12
Emalahleni , Mpumalanga 395,466 13
Nkomazi , Mpumalanga 393,030 14
Greater Tzaneen , Limpopo 390,095 15
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7,9% of the population have no formal schooling

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The Census 2011 report showed that that the City of Matlosana Municipalityhas atotal population of 398 676 people, of that number, 81,0% are black African;14,5% are white;with coloured and Indian/Asian making up the remaining population.

It was further reported that of the people aged 20 and above,13,6% had some form of primary schooling. About 36,4% had some form of secondary schooling, 28,2% have completed matric and 9,0% have some form of higher education.

Group Percentage
Black African81%
Coloured3,5%
Indian/Asian0,8%
White14,5%
Other0,3%
Age Males Females
0-4 5,4% 5,3%
5-9 4,6% 4,4%
10-14 4,4% 4,1%
15-19 4,4% 4,2%
20-24 4,6% 4,7%
25-29 4,7% 4,6%
30-34 4% 3,9%
35-39 3,6% 3,4%
40-44 3,3% 3,2%
45-49 3% 3%
50-54 2,6% 2,5%
55-59 1,9% 2%
60-64 1,3% 1,5%
65-69 0,9% 1,1%
70-74 0,6% 0,8%
75-79 0,4% 0,6%
80-84 0,2% 0,3%
85+ 0,1% 0,2%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 17,3%
English 4,3%
IsiNdebele 0,6%
IsiXhosa 14%
IsiZulu 2,1%
Sepedi 0,6%
Sesotho 19,9%
Setswana 36%
Sign Language 0,6%
SiSwati 0,3%
Tshivenda 0,1%
Xitsonga 1,2%
Other 1%
Not Applicable 1,9%
Group Percentage
Married 24,2%
Living together like married partners 9,3%
Never married 60,7%
Widower/Widow 3,8%
Separated 0,6%
Divorced 1,4%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 3,8%
Some Primary 43,4%
Completed Primary 6%
Some Secondary 32,3%
Completed Secondary 12,2%
Higher Education 1,5%
Not Applicable 0,9%
Sex Percentage
Female 50%
Male 50%
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The number shows that 90,3% of households have access to electricity for lighting

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In the municipality, there are 120 442 households with an average household size of 3,2 persons per household.

The Census 2011 figures show that 50,1% of households have access to piped water in their dwellings and 46%have access to piped water in the yard. Only 1,1% of households do not have access to piped water.

Area Percentage
Urban 93%
Tribal/Traditional 0%
Farm 7%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 89% 11%
Computer 18,7% 81,3%
Television 81,3% 18,7%
Satellite Television 25,5% 74,5%
Radio 70% 30%
Landline / Telephone 12,5% 87,5%
Motor Car 30,9% 69,1%
Refrigerator 73,8% 26,2%
Electric / Gas-Stove 84,5% 15,5%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 85,6% 71,7% 90,3%
Gas 2,4% 2% 0,1%
Paraffin 9,6% 4,3% 1,7%
Solar 0,1% 0,2% 0,2%
Candles 0% 0% 7,4%
Wood 1,7% 5,5% 0%
Coal 0,1% 0,6% 0%
Animal Dung 0,1% 0,2% 0%
Other 0,1% 0% 0%
None 0,2% 15,4% 0,2%
Access Percentage
From Home 6,2%
From Cellphone 13,5%
From Work 3,7%
From Elsewhere 4%
No Access 72,6%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 29,5%
Owned and fully paid off 47,1%
Owned but not yet paid off 10,8%
Occupied rent free 9,4%
Other 3,2%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 93,4%
Borehole 4,6%
Spring 0,1%
Rain water tank 0,1%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 0,1%
River/Stream 0%
Water vendor 0,3%
Water tanker 0,7%
Other 0,7%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 1,8%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 92,8%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 1,4%
Chemical toilet 0,1%
Pit toilet with ventilation 0,5%
Pit toilet without ventilation 2%
Bucket toilet 1%
Other 0,5%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 89,3%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 0,8%
Communal refuse dump 0,8%
Own refuse dump 6,2%
No rubbish disposal 2,6%
Other 0,4%
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The unemployment rate in the municipality stands at 32,7%.

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Of the 158 896 economically active (employed and unemployed but looking for work) people in the municipality, 32,7% are unemployed. There are 11 311 discouraged work-seekers in the municipality.

The Census 2011 states that of the people aged 15–34, 44 305 are employed, 33 500 are unemployed and there are 7 199 discouraged work-seekers among the youth.

Employment Status Number
Employed 106929
Unemployed 51967
Discouraged Work Seeker 11311
Not Economically Active 94420
Income Percentage
None income 15,9%
R1 - R4,800 4,6%
R4,801 - R9,600 7,2%
R9,601 - R19,600 16,1%
R19,601 - R38,200 18,3%
R38,201 - R76,4000 15,9%
R76,401 - R153,800 10,2%
R153,801 - R307,600 7%
R307,601 - R614,400 3,4%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,8%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,3%
R2,457,601+ 0,2%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 3,780
Poultry production 4,974
Vegetable production 5,268
Production of other crops 4,821
Other 4,081

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 0
Animals only 4,835
Mixed farming 2,234
Other 1,047

**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 4,054
R1-R4 800 575
R4 801-R38 400 6,360
R38 401-R307 200 2,869
R307 201+ 261
Unspecified 286

Place names

Places in City of Matlosana Municipality

Key Statistics 2011

Total population398,676
Young (0-14)28,2%
Working Age (15-64)66,4%
Elderly (65+)5,4%
Dependency ratio50,7
Sex ratio100
Growth rate1,04% (2001-2011)
Population density112 persons/km2
Unemployment rate32,7%
Youth unemployment rate43,1%
No schooling aged 20+7,9%
Higher education aged 20+9%
Matric aged 20+28,2%
Number of households120,442
Number of Agricultural households14,406
Average household size3,2
Female headed households36,7%
Formal dwellings82,9%
Housing owned/paying off57,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage92,8%
Weekly refuse removal89,3%
Piped water inside dwelling50,1%
Electricity for lighting90,3%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population359,202
Young (0-14)26,5%
Working Age (15-64)66,4%
Elderly (65+)4,2%
Dependency ratio44,4%
Sex ratio104,1
Growth rate1,43% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate40%
Youth unemployment rate52,5%
No schooling aged 20+14,3%
Higher education aged 20+6,1%
Matric aged 20+22,1%
Number of households93,339
Average household size3,2
Female headed households32,5%
Formal dwellings65,8%
Housing owned/paying off61,7%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage72%
Weekly refuse removal87,9%
Piped water inside dwelling25,2%
Electricity for lighting83,9%