Ezingoleni

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According to Census 2011,Ezinqoleni Local Municipality has a total population of 52 540 people.

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Ezinqoleni Local Municipality (KZ 215) is one of the six local municipalities that form part of the Ugu District (DC 21). This municipality is located on the south-western boundary of the Ugu District, adjacent to the west of the Hibiscus Coast Municipality and east of the uMuziwabantu Municipality.

The Ezinqoleni Local Municipal offices are situated within the Ezinqoleni settlement that is located some 40 kilometres west from Port Shepstone along the N2 national highway. The Ezinqoleni municipal area is 649 km2 (64 900 hectares) in extent with the major land uses in the area being tribal settlements, smallholdings and commercial farming. The Ezinqoleni Local Municipality is the smallest municipality in the district, and accounts for approximately 14% of the Ugu District area.

Approximately 35% of the municipality’s total area can be classified as residential or smallholding areas, while the remaining 65% of the land is dedicated to agriculture/conservation and other non-residential land uses.

The Ezinqoleni Local Municipality constitutes a Category B municipality as determined by the Demarcations Board, falling within the ambit of a collective executive system municipality as described in the KwaZulu-Natal Determination of Types of Municipality Act, 2000.

The Ezinqoleni Local Municipality consists of 5 wards with 9 councillors (i.e. 5 Ward Councillors and 4 proportional representative Councillors).

(Source: www.ezinqoleni.gov.za)

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14,2% of those aged 20 years and older have no form of schooling.

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According to Census 2011,Ezinqoleni Local Municipality has a total population of 52 540 people, of whom 98,7% are black African, and 0,8% are white.The other population groups make up the remaining 0,5%.

Of those aged 20 years and older, 5,5% have completed primary school, 33,4% have some secondary education, 16,6% have completed matric, and 4,2% have some form of higher education, while 14,2% of those aged 20 years and older have no form of schooling.

Group Percentage
Black African98,7%
Coloured0,2%
Indian/Asian0,2%
White0,8%
Other0,1%
Age Males Females
0-4 6,9% 7,1%
5-9 6,2% 5,9%
10-14 5,9% 5,6%
15-19 6,4% 6,2%
20-24 4,4% 4,7%
25-29 3,3% 4%
30-34 2,5% 3,2%
35-39 2% 2,8%
40-44 1,5% 2,3%
45-49 1,5% 1,5%
50-54 1,3% 2,3%
55-59 1,2% 1,8%
60-64 1,1% 1,7%
65-69 0,6% 1,3%
70-74 0,5% 1,2%
75-79 0,3% 0,7%
80-84 0,1% 0,5%
85+ 0,1% 0,4%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 0,3%
English 1,1%
IsiNdebele 0,7%
IsiXhosa 1,7%
IsiZulu 94,1%
Sepedi 0,2%
Sesotho 0,1%
Setswana 0,3%
Sign Language 0,2%
SiSwati 0%
Tshivenda 0%
Xitsonga 0%
Other 0.1%
Not Applicable 1,2%
Group Percentage
Married 14,5%
Living together like married partners 3%
Never married 76,2%
Widower/Widow 5,9%
Separated 0,2%
Divorced 0,2%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 3%
Some Primary 48,3%
Completed Primary 6,9%
Some Secondary 33,3%
Completed Secondary 6,8%
Higher Education 0,4%
Not Applicable 1,3%
Sex Percentage
Female 54,1%
Male 45,9%
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79,9% of households have access to electricity for lighting.

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There are 11 472 households in the municipality, with an average household size of 4,4 persons per household.

6,8% of households have access to piped water either in their dwelling or in the yard.Only 14,5% of households do not have access to piped water.

Area Percentage
Urban 0%
Tribal/Traditional 94,7%
Farm 5,3%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 82,7% 17,3%
Computer 4,1% 95,9%
Television 64,9% 35,1%
Satellite Television 6,1% 93,9%
Radio 66,2% 33,8%
Landline / Telephone 3,4% 96,6%
Motor Car 10,1% 89,9%
Refrigerator 56% 44%
Electric / Gas-Stove 67% 33%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 62,6% 36% 79,9%
Gas 2,7% 0,7% 0,2%
Paraffin 8% 2,1% 1%
Solar 0,2% 0,1% 0,3%
Candles 0% 0% 18,2%
Wood 26,2% 44,2% 0%
Coal 0,1% 0,3% 0%
Animal Dung 0,1% 0,1% 0%
Other 0,1% 0% 0%
None 0,2% 16,4% 0,4%
Access Percentage
From Home 2,1%
From Cellphone 12,8%
From Work 1,4%
From Elsewhere 4,6%
No Access 79,1%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 6,8%
Owned and fully paid off 83,7%
Owned but not yet paid off 2,3%
Occupied rent free 6,6%
Other 0,6%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 69,5%
Borehole 2,4%
Spring 0,4%
Rain water tank 1,4%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 5,2%
River/Stream 11%
Water vendor 4,4%
Water tanker 3,8%
Other 2%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 5,9%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 3,3%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 2,1%
Chemical toilet 1,7%
Pit toilet with ventilation 64,5%
Pit toilet without ventilation 19,6%
Bucket toilet 0,1%
Other 2,8%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 1,4%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 0,9%
Communal refuse dump 0,5%
Own refuse dump 94,6%
No rubbish disposal 2,5%
Other 0,2%
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41,6% Unemployment rate.

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Of the 10 061 people who are economically active (employed or unemployed but looking for work), and of these, 41,6% are unemployed.

Of the 5 672 economically active youth (15 – 34years) in the area, 51,9% are unemployed.

Employment Status Number
Employed 5876
Unemployed 4185
Discouraged Work Seeker 3530
Not Economically Active 16195
Income Percentage
None income 11,7%
R1 - R4,800 6,1%
R4,801 - R9,600 12%
R9,601 - R19,600 27,1%
R19,601 - R38,200 26,3%
R38,201 - R76,4000 9,1%
R76,401 - R153,800 4,6%
R153,801 - R307,600 2,1%
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 2,070
Poultry production 4,418
Vegetable production 3,380
Production of other crops 1,135
Other 342

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 0
Animals only 2,705
Mixed farming 2,405
Other 43

**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 2,265
R1-R4 800 167
R4 801-R38 400 3,826
R38 401-R307 200 319
R307 201+ 28
Unspecified 84

Place names

Places in Ezingoleni Municipality

Key Statistics 2011

Total population52,540
Young (0-14)37,6%
Working Age (15-64)56,7%
Elderly (65+)5,7%
Dependency ratio76,4
Sex ratio84,7
Growth rate-0,42% (2001-2011)
Population density81 persons/km2
Unemployment rate41,6%
Youth unemployment rate51,9%
No schooling aged 20+14,2%
Higher education aged 20+4,2%
Matric aged 20+16,6%
Number of households11,472
Number of Agricultural households6,690
Average household size4,3
Female headed households58,1%
Formal dwellings64%
Housing owned/paying off86%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage3,3%
Weekly refuse removal1,4%
Piped water inside dwelling6,8%
Electricity for lighting79,9%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population54,775
Young (0-14)40,1%
Working Age (15-64)56,7%
Elderly (65+)5,4%
Dependency ratio83,2%
Sex ratio81,3
Growth rate2,83% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate61,5%
Youth unemployment rate69,2%
No schooling aged 20+34,8%
Higher education aged 20+2,5%
Matric aged 20+8,1%
Number of households10,746
Average household size4,7
Female headed households55,8%
Formal dwellings46,7%
Housing owned/paying off78,2%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage5,4%
Weekly refuse removal1,7%
Piped water inside dwelling2,9%
Electricity for lighting38,7%