Emfuleni

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According to Census 2011, Emfuleni Local Municipality has a total population of 721 663

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The Emfuleni Local Municipality is one of the three local municipalities comprising the Sedibeng district in Gauteng, South Africa. It is the western-most local municipality in the district, and covers an area of 987,45 km². It consists of two main town centres, Vereeniging and Vanderbijlpark (www.emfuleni.gov.za).

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36,3% Female headed households

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According to Census 2011, Emfuleni Local Municipality has a total population of 721 663, of which 85,4% are black African, 12% are white, 1,2% are coloured, and 1,0% are Indian/Asian. Of those 20 years and older, 3,6 % completed primary school, 36,7% have some secondary education, 32,4% completed matric, and 12,9% have some form of higher education. The percentage with no form of schooling is 4,0%.

Group Percentage
Black African85,4%
Coloured1,2%
Indian/Asian1%
White12%
Other0,4%
Age Males Females
0-4 4,9% 4,9%
5-9 4% 4,1%
10-14 3,9% 3,7%
15-19 4,3% 4,5%
20-24 5,5% 5,4%
25-29 5,1% 4,7%
30-34 4,3% 4,1%
35-39 3,7% 3,6%
40-44 3,1% 3,2%
45-49 2,6% 2,6%
50-54 2,4% 2,7%
55-59 1,9% 2,2%
60-64 1,4% 1,6%
65-69 0,9% 1,1%
70-74 0,6% 0,8%
75-79 0,3% 0,5%
80-84 0,2% 0,3%
85+ 0,1% 0,2%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 12,4%
English 4,4%
IsiNdebele 0,5%
IsiXhosa 7,8%
IsiZulu 13%
Sepedi 1,6%
Sesotho 52%
Setswana 2,5%
Sign Language 1,1%
SiSwati 0,4%
Tshivenda 0,5%
Xitsonga 1,3%
Other 1.6%
Not Applicable 1,1%
Group Percentage
Married 24,5%
Living together like married partners 9%
Never married 59,5%
Widower/Widow 4,3%
Separated 1%
Divorced 1,6%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 2,4%
Some Primary 35,8%
Completed Primary 5,2%
Some Secondary 32,5%
Completed Secondary 19%
Higher Education 4,1%
Not Applicable 1%
Sex Percentage
Female 50,8%
Male 49,2%
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92,2% Use electricity for lighting

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There are 220 135 households in the municipality, with an average household size of 3,1 persons per household. Of these households, 69,9% have access to piped water and 24,3% have water in their yard. Only 0,6% of households do not have access to piped water. Electricity for lighting is used by 92,2% of households.

Area Percentage
Urban 99,4%
Tribal/Traditional 0%
Farm 0,6%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 91,6% 8,4%
Computer 25,2% 74,8%
Television 82,1% 17,9%
Satellite Television 33,7% 66,3%
Radio 73,4% 26,6%
Landline / Telephone 12,8% 87,2%
Motor Car 30,4% 69,6%
Refrigerator 79,4% 20,6%
Electric / Gas-Stove 87,5% 12,5%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 90,3% 84,7% 92,2%
Gas 2,6% 3% 0,2%
Paraffin 6,1% 3% 1,3%
Solar 0,1% 0,2% 0,2%
Candles 0% 0% 6%
Wood 0,5% 2,2% 0%
Coal 0,2% 1,6% 0%
Animal Dung 0% 0,1% 0%
Other 0,1% 0% 0%
None 0,1% 5,3% 0,2%
Access Percentage
From Home 7,1%
From Cellphone 19%
From Work 4,3%
From Elsewhere 10,2%
No Access 59,4%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 28,4%
Owned and fully paid off 36%
Owned but not yet paid off 12,9%
Occupied rent free 20,2%
Other 2,6%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 96,3%
Borehole 1,7%
Spring 0%
Rain water tank 0,2%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 0,1%
River/Stream 0%
Water vendor 0,3%
Water tanker 0,2%
Other 1,1%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 1%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 88,2%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 2%
Chemical toilet 0,3%
Pit toilet with ventilation 0,8%
Pit toilet without ventilation 6,2%
Bucket toilet 0,9%
Other 0,7%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 89,8%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 0,9%
Communal refuse dump 1,6%
Own refuse dump 5,6%
No rubbish disposal 1,7%
Other 0,4%
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45% youth unemployment rate

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Of the population, 202 543 people are economically active (employed or unemployed but looking for work) and, of these, 34,7% are unemployed. Of the 85 594 economically active youth (15–35 years) in the area, 45% are unemployed.

Employment Status Number
Employed 202543
Unemployed 107554
Discouraged Work Seeker 20145
Not Economically Active 171542
Income Percentage
None income 17,7%
R1 - R4,800 4,9%
R4,801 - R9,600 7%
R9,601 - R19,600 15,4%
R19,601 - R38,200 17,4%
R38,201 - R76,4000 13,5%
R76,401 - R153,800 10,5%
R153,801 - R307,600 7,6%
R307,601 - R614,400 4,2%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 1,2%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,3%
R2,457,601+ 0,2%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 3,413
Poultry production 5,375
Vegetable production 9,220
Production of other crops 4,396
Other 6,827

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 0
Animals only 3,651
Mixed farming 2,996
Other 2,063

**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 4,745
R1-R4 800 583
R4 801-R38 400 6,900
R38 401-R307 200 3,885
R307 201+ 570
Unspecified 527

Place names

Places in Emfuleni Municipality

Key Statistics 2011

Total population721,663
Young (0-14)25,6%
Working Age (15-64)69,5%
Elderly (65+)4,9%
Dependency ratio43,8
Sex ratio96,7
Growth rate0,92% (2001-2011)
Population density747 persons/km2
Unemployment rate34,7%
Youth unemployment rate45%
No schooling aged 20+4%
Higher education aged 20+12,9%
Matric aged 20+32,4%
Number of households220,135
Number of Agricultural households17,211
Average household size3,1
Female headed households36,3%
Formal dwellings85,3%
Housing owned/paying off48,8%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage88,2%
Weekly refuse removal89,8%
Piped water inside dwelling69,9%
Electricity for lighting92,2%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population657,949
Young (0-14)25,8%
Working Age (15-64)69,5%
Elderly (65+)4,1%
Dependency ratio42,8%
Sex ratio96,1
Growth rate1,93% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate47,2%
Youth unemployment rate57,9%
No schooling aged 20+9,6%
Higher education aged 20+7,9%
Matric aged 20+24,5%
Number of households186,926
Average household size3,4
Female headed households35,3%
Formal dwellings81,8%
Housing owned/paying off56,5%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage84,8%
Weekly refuse removal46,9%
Piped water inside dwelling50,6%
Electricity for lighting89,8%