Ditsobotla

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According to Census 2011, total population is 168 902.

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Ditsobotla Local Municipality is located in NgakaModiriMolema District Municipality, North West. As one of the five local municipalities in this district, it has three major towns namely Biesiesvlei, Coligny and Lichtenburg.

(http://www.localgovernment.co.za/south-africa/local-municipality/202/ditsobotla-local-municipality).

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20% of those aged 20 years and older have matric.

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The total population in the municipality is 168 902 people. Almost 89,1% of the population is black African, with the white population making up 8,2%. The other population groups make up the remaining 2,4%. The majority of the population is the youth (15–35 years), and the high unemployment rate leads to socio-economic problems such as substance abuse, crime and early pregnancy, to name a few.

Group Percentage
Black African89,1%
Coloured1,9%
Indian/Asian0,6%
White8,2%
Other0,3%
Age Males Females
0-4 6,3% 5,9%
5-9 5,4% 5,2%
10-14 5% 4,7%
15-19 4,6% 4,5%
20-24 4,7% 4,3%
25-29 4,4% 4,1%
30-34 3,7% 3,4%
35-39 3,3% 3,2%
40-44 2,9% 2,8%
45-49 2,5% 2,5%
50-54 2,2% 2,3%
55-59 1,8% 1,9%
60-64 1,2% 1,4%
65-69 0,9% 1,1%
70-74 0,7% 0,8%
75-79 0,3% 0,6%
80-84 0,2% 0,4%
85+ 0,2% 0,3%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 9,8%
English 2,3%
IsiNdebele 0,8%
IsiXhosa 3%
IsiZulu 1,7%
Sepedi 0,4%
Sesotho 1,8%
Setswana 78,1%
Sign Language 0,3%
SiSwati 0,1%
Tshivenda 0,1%
Xitsonga 0,2%
Other 0.8%
Not Applicable 0,6%
Group Percentage
Married 18,1%
Living together like married partners 9,6%
Never married 67,1%
Widower/Widow 3,9%
Separated 0,4%
Divorced 0,9%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 5,2%
Some Primary 49,4%
Completed Primary 7,1%
Some Secondary 28,8%
Completed Secondary 7,8%
Higher Education 0,9%
Not Applicable 0,8%
Sex Percentage
Female 49,5%
Male 50,5%
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74% of households have access to electricity for lighting

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Of the 44 500 households in the municipality, 34,9% have piped water inside the dwelling. Only 6,2% of households have no access to piped water, and 74% of households have access to electricity for lighting.

Area Percentage
Urban 52,4%
Tribal/Traditional 24,1%
Farm 23,5%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 81,7% 18,3%
Computer 12,9% 87,1%
Television 68% 32%
Satellite Television 17,5% 82,5%
Radio 63,9% 36,1%
Landline / Telephone 7,8% 92,2%
Motor Car 23,4% 76,6%
Refrigerator 58,8% 41,2%
Electric / Gas-Stove 67,6% 32,4%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 67,2% 52,6% 74%
Gas 2,3% 1,4% 0,2%
Paraffin 15,9% 4,9% 1%
Solar 0,1% 0,1% 0,2%
Candles 0% 0% 24,3%
Wood 12,6% 22,8% 0%
Coal 0,5% 1,8% 0%
Animal Dung 1,1% 1,9% 0%
Other 0% 0% 0%
None 0,3% 14,3% 0,3%
Access Percentage
From Home 4,2%
From Cellphone 15,3%
From Work 2,6%
From Elsewhere 2,7%
No Access 75,1%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 15,2%
Owned and fully paid off 46,2%
Owned but not yet paid off 4,7%
Occupied rent free 31,3%
Other 2,6%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 59,9%
Borehole 28,7%
Spring 0,6%
Rain water tank 0,3%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 0,6%
River/Stream 0,2%
Water vendor 0,6%
Water tanker 5,5%
Other 3,7%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 9,2%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 43,9%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 3,4%
Chemical toilet 0,6%
Pit toilet with ventilation 9%
Pit toilet without ventilation 26,5%
Bucket toilet 4,9%
Other 2,5%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 37,6%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 1,8%
Communal refuse dump 3,6%
Own refuse dump 48,9%
No rubbish disposal 6,6%
Other 1,6%
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28.3% Unemployment rate.

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of people are economically active (employed or unemployed but looking for work), and of these, 28,3% are unemployed.

Of the people economically active youth (15 – 34 years) in the area, 37% are unemployed.

Employment Status Number
Employed 37605
Unemployed 14829
Discouraged Work Seeker 7151
Not Economically Active 45018
Income Percentage
None income 12,5%
R1 - R4,800 4,2%
R4,801 - R9,600 8,5%
R9,601 - R19,600 22,3%
R19,601 - R38,200 24,4%
R38,201 - R76,4000 12,1%
R76,401 - R153,800 7,2%
R153,801 - R307,600 5,1%
R307,601 - R614,400 2,5%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,7%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,2%
R2,457,601+ 0,2%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 3,854
Poultry production 5,681
Vegetable production 1,429
Production of other crops 1,752
Other 1,740

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 0
Animals only 6,257
Mixed farming 1,644
Other 401

**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 2,388
R1-R4 800 225
R4 801-R38 400 5,116
R38 401-R307 200 1,326
R307 201+ 229
Unspecified 180

Place names

Places in Ditsobotla Municipality

Key Statistics 2011

Total population168,902
Young (0-14)32,6%
Working Age (15-64)61,9%
Elderly (65+)5,5%
Dependency ratio61,5
Sex ratio102
Growth rate1,35% (2001-2011)
Population density26 persons/km2
Unemployment rate28,3%
Youth unemployment rate37%
No schooling aged 20+14,7%
Higher education aged 20+6,7%
Matric aged 20+20%
Number of households44,500
Number of Agricultural households9,464
Average household size3,7
Female headed households35,4%
Formal dwellings74,2%
Housing owned/paying off50,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage43,9%
Weekly refuse removal37,6%
Piped water inside dwelling34,9%
Electricity for lighting74%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population147,599
Young (0-14)32%
Working Age (15-64)61,9%
Elderly (65+)5%
Dependency ratio58,8%
Sex ratio95,1
Growth rate2,48% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate42,5%
Youth unemployment rate54,2%
No schooling aged 20+23,7%
Higher education aged 20+5,2%
Matric aged 20+15,7%
Number of households35,582
Average household size4
Female headed households34,3%
Formal dwellings78%
Housing owned/paying off52,6%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage42,7%
Weekly refuse removal40,8%
Piped water inside dwelling28,5%
Electricity for lighting67%