Dannhauser

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-0,06% Population growth rate.

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Dannhauser Local Municipality falls within Amajuba District Municipality in the province of KwaZulu-Natal. Named after Renier Dannhauser, a prominent farmer and German settler who purchased farms in the area in 1872 (Wikipedia), the municipality is predominantly rural, with only 10,1% of the population living in urban settlements.

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Dannhauser , KwaZulu-Natal 102,161 109
Ubuhlebezwe , KwaZulu-Natal 101,691 110
Ingwe , KwaZulu-Natal 100,548 111
Lesedi , Gauteng 99,520 112
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8,9% of those aged 20 years and older have no form of schooling.

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According to Census 2011, the municipality has a total population of 102 161 individuals, 97,5% of whom are black African. Indian or Asians make up 1,4% of the population, and other race groups comprise the remaining 1,1%.

The dependency ratio for the municipality (i.e. the number of individuals aged 0–14 years and 65 years and above who are dependent on those of working age, 15–64 years) decreased from 82,6 per 100 individuals in 2001 to 76,3 in 2011.

Of those aged 20 years and older, 5,4% have completed primary school, 36,3% have some secondary education, 25,5% have completed matric and 3,7% have some form of higher education.

Group Percentage
Black African97,5%
Coloured0,3%
Indian/Asian1,4%
White0,8%
Other0,1%
Age Males Females
0-4 6,6% 6,8%
5-9 6,2% 6,3%
10-14 6,4% 5,9%
15-19 6,4% 6,2%
20-24 4,9% 5%
25-29 3,5% 4%
30-34 2,5% 3%
35-39 2% 2,4%
40-44 1,6% 2,1%
45-49 1,6% 1,6%
50-54 1,4% 2%
55-59 1,4% 1,9%
60-64 1,1% 1,6%
65-69 0,7% 1,1%
70-74 0,5% 0,9%
75-79 0,2% 0,6%
80-84 0,1% 0,4%
85+ 0,1% 0,3%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 0,7%
English 2,1%
IsiNdebele 0,8%
IsiXhosa 0,2%
IsiZulu 93,5%
Sepedi 0,2%
Sesotho 1%
Setswana 0,4%
Sign Language 0,4%
SiSwati 0%
Tshivenda 0%
Xitsonga 0%
Other 0.2%
Not Applicable 0,4%
Group Percentage
Married 11,3%
Living together like married partners 4%
Never married 81,6%
Widower/Widow 2,8%
Separated 0,2%
Divorced 0,2%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 1,7%
Some Primary 45,3%
Completed Primary 6,2%
Some Secondary 34,6%
Completed Secondary 11%
Higher Education 0,5%
Not Applicable 0,5%
Sex Percentage
Female 52,6%
Male 47,4%
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4 in 5 households (80,7%) have access to electricity for lighting.

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There are 20 439 households in the municipality, with an average household size of 4,9 persons per household. Just over half of all households (50,7%) are headed by females. With regards to services, only 19,5% of households have access to piped water inside the dwelling, while 4 in 5 households (80,7%) have access to electricity for lighting.

Area Percentage
Urban 10,1%
Tribal/Traditional 82,1%
Farm 7,7%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 87,6% 12,4%
Computer 6,4% 93,6%
Television 69,7% 30,3%
Satellite Television 8,2% 91,8%
Radio 72,1% 27,9%
Landline / Telephone 4,6% 95,4%
Motor Car 17,1% 82,9%
Refrigerator 61,9% 38,1%
Electric / Gas-Stove 62,9% 37,1%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 52,1% 37,7% 80,7%
Gas 2,3% 1,3% 0,6%
Paraffin 6,8% 3,3% 0,8%
Solar 0,2% 0,1% 0,6%
Candles 0% 0% 17,1%
Wood 6,3% 8,9% 0%
Coal 28,7% 36,4% 0%
Animal Dung 2,4% 3,3% 0%
Other 0,8% 0,5% 0%
None 0,5% 8,6% 0,3%
Access Percentage
From Home 1,7%
From Cellphone 13,3%
From Work 0,9%
From Elsewhere 4,5%
No Access 79,6%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 18,2%
Owned and fully paid off 40,8%
Owned but not yet paid off 4,9%
Occupied rent free 33,9%
Other 2,3%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 72%
Borehole 14,6%
Spring 1,5%
Rain water tank 0,8%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 0,5%
River/Stream 0,9%
Water vendor 0,7%
Water tanker 7,6%
Other 1,5%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 3%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 11,5%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 1,4%
Chemical toilet 10,4%
Pit toilet with ventilation 9,5%
Pit toilet without ventilation 62,5%
Bucket toilet 0,2%
Other 1,5%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 11,5%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 0,3%
Communal refuse dump 1,1%
Own refuse dump 79,2%
No rubbish disposal 7,5%
Other 0,3%
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47,6% Unemployment rate.

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47,6% of the 20 695 economically active individuals (i.e., those who are employed or unemployed but looking for work) are unemployed. Of the 11 992 economically active youth (15–34 years) in the municipality, 58,2% are unemployed.

Employment Status Number
Employed 10852
Unemployed 9843
Discouraged Work Seeker 5781
Not Economically Active 31471
Income Percentage
None income 17%
R1 - R4,800 5,3%
R4,801 - R9,600 10,3%
R9,601 - R19,600 23,9%
R19,601 - R38,200 23,4%
R38,201 - R76,4000 11,7%
R76,401 - R153,800 4,9%
R153,801 - R307,600 2,2%
R307,601 - R614,400 1,1%
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 4,889
Poultry production 7,100
Vegetable production 3,540
Production of other crops 1,009
Other 401

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 0
Animals only 6,433
Mixed farming 2,680
Other 92

**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 3,388
R1-R4 800 389
R4 801-R38 400 5,763
R38 401-R307 200 664
R307 201+ 47
Unspecified 194

Place names

Places in Dannhauser Municipality

Key Statistics 2011

Total population102,161
Young (0-14)38,2%
Working Age (15-64)56,7%
Elderly (65+)5%
Dependency ratio76,3
Sex ratio90
Growth rate-0,06% (2001-2011)
Population density67 persons/km2
Unemployment rate47,6%
Youth unemployment rate58,2%
No schooling aged 20+8,9%
Higher education aged 20+3,7%
Matric aged 20+25,4%
Number of households20,439
Number of Agricultural households10,445
Average household size4,9
Female headed households50,7%
Formal dwellings82,7%
Housing owned/paying off45,7%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage11,5%
Weekly refuse removal11,5%
Piped water inside dwelling19,5%
Electricity for lighting80,7%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population102,779
Young (0-14)40,5%
Working Age (15-64)56,7%
Elderly (65+)4,7%
Dependency ratio82,6%
Sex ratio89,9
Growth rate0,71% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate67,4%
Youth unemployment rate76,3%
No schooling aged 20+22,9%
Higher education aged 20+3,4%
Matric aged 20+15,1%
Number of households19,320
Average household size5,3
Female headed households48,6%
Formal dwellings66,7%
Housing owned/paying off35,1%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage10,9%
Weekly refuse removal10,2%
Piped water inside dwelling8%
Electricity for lighting43,5%