Hantam

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70% of the population of approximately 20 000 people live and work in the towns.

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The Hantam Municipality covers approximately 30 000 square kilometres and includes Calvinia (the centre) as well as Brandvlei, Loeriesfontein, Middelpos and Nieuwoudtville. Calvinia is approximately 400 km from Cape Town, Springbok, Upington and Beaufort West.

The municipality provides work for more than 140 permanent employees.  Seventy per cent of the population of approximately 20 000 people live and work in the towns.  Farming is the main contributor to the economy, namely sheep, wool, lucerne as well as rooibos tea. Numerous government departments are also situated in Calvinia.

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Hantam , Northern Cape 21,578 210
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Ubuntu , Northern Cape 18,601 212
Baviaans , Eastern Cape 17,761 213
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14,4% of those aged 20+ have no schooling.

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According to Census 2011, Hantam Municipality has a total population of 21 578, of which 82,2% are coloured, 12,1% are white, 4,4% are black African, and 0,7% consists of Indian/Asian. The remainder of the population (0,6%) is made up by other groups.

Of those aged 20 years and older, 18,8% completed Grade 12, 19,7% have some primary education, 8,4% completed primary education, 30,6% completed some secondary education, 8,1% have some higher education and only 14,4% had no schooling.

Group Percentage
Black African4,4%
Coloured82,2%
Indian/Asian0,7%
White12,1%
Other0,6%
Age Males Females
0-4 4,8% 4,2%
5-9 4,7% 4,3%
10-14 4,8% 4,5%
15-19 4,6% 4,2%
20-24 3,9% 3,7%
25-29 3,7% 3,5%
30-34 2,9% 2,8%
35-39 3,2% 3,3%
40-44 3,4% 3,5%
45-49 3,3% 3,3%
50-54 2,9% 3,1%
55-59 2,4% 2,5%
60-64 1,9% 2%
65-69 1,4% 1,6%
70-74 1% 1,2%
75-79 0,6% 0,8%
80-84 0,3% 0,6%
85+ 0,2% 0,5%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 93,1%
English 1%
IsiNdebele 0,1%
IsiXhosa 0,6%
IsiZulu 0,1%
Sepedi 0%
Sesotho 0,1%
Setswana 0,4%
Sign Language 0,4%
SiSwati 0%
Tshivenda 0,1%
Xitsonga 0%
Other 0.2%
Not Applicable 3,8%
Group Percentage
Married 28,2%
Living together like married partners 10,1%
Never married 54,4%
Widower/Widow 5,4%
Separated 0,5%
Divorced 1,4%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 4,1%
Some Primary 44,5%
Completed Primary 7,6%
Some Secondary 29,6%
Completed Secondary 9,7%
Higher Education 0,7%
Not Applicable 3,8%
Sex Percentage
Female 49,9%
Male 50,1%
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76,9% Use electricity for lighting.

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There are 6 340 households in the municipality, with an average household size of 3,2 persons per household.

Of the households, 59,8% have access to piped (tap) water inside the dwelling/institution, and 35,9% have access to piped (tap) water inside the yard.

 

 

Area Percentage
Urban 79,9%
Tribal/Traditional 0%
Farm 20,1%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 68,4% 31,6%
Computer 18,4% 81,6%
Television 69,3% 30,7%
Satellite Television 20,7% 79,3%
Radio 71,8% 28,2%
Landline / Telephone 23% 77%
Motor Car 32,3% 67,7%
Refrigerator 64,7% 35,3%
Electric / Gas-Stove 83,6% 16,4%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 71,2% 57,3% 76,9%
Gas 11,4% 3,3% 0,6%
Paraffin 0,5% 0,6% 0,6%
Solar 0,6% 1,1% 6,7%
Candles 0% 0% 15%
Wood 15,4% 31,9% 0%
Coal 0,5% 0,1% 0%
Animal Dung 0% 0% 0%
Other 0% 0% 0%
None 0,3% 5,8% 0,2%
Access Percentage
From Home 6,7%
From Cellphone 16,1%
From Work 2,8%
From Elsewhere 1,8%
No Access 72,6%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 22,3%
Owned and fully paid off 44,8%
Owned but not yet paid off 9,2%
Occupied rent free 21,3%
Other 2,4%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 72%
Borehole 23%
Spring 1%
Rain water tank 0,7%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 1,9%
River/Stream 0%
Water vendor 0,2%
Water tanker 0,9%
Other 0,5%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 6%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 53,7%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 22,8%
Chemical toilet 0,5%
Pit toilet with ventilation 8,9%
Pit toilet without ventilation 2,5%
Bucket toilet 2,9%
Other 2,7%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 72,5%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 0,9%
Communal refuse dump 1,4%
Own refuse dump 18,9%
No rubbish disposal 5%
Other 1,4%
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15,3% Youth unemployment rate.

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Of the 7 085 economically active (employed and unemployed but looking for work) people in the municipality, 11,8% are unemployed.

 

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Employment Status Number
Employed 6247
Unemployed 838
Discouraged Work Seeker 446
Not Economically Active 6335
Income Percentage
None income 6,8%
R1 - R4,800 2,5%
R4,801 - R9,600 4,8%
R9,601 - R19,600 21,1%
R19,601 - R38,200 24,8%
R38,201 - R76,4000 16,2%
R76,401 - R153,800 10,3%
R153,801 - R307,600 8%
R307,601 - R614,400 3,4%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 1,2%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,6%
R2,457,601+ 0,3%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 762
Poultry production 703
Vegetable production 106
Production of other crops 111
Other 126

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 0
Animals only 1,032
Mixed farming 151
Other 2

**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 151
R1-R4 800 26
R4 801-R38 400 572
R38 401-R307 200 366
R307 201+ 109
Unspecified 32

Place names

Places in Hantam Municipality

Key Statistics 2011

Total population21,578
Young (0-14)27,5%
Working Age (15-64)64,3%
Elderly (65+)8,3%
Dependency ratio55,6
Sex ratio100,4
Growth rate0,59% (2001-2011)
Population density1 persons/km2
Unemployment rate11,8%
Youth unemployment rate15,3%
No schooling aged 20+14,4%
Higher education aged 20+8,1%
Matric aged 20+18,8%
Number of households6,340
Number of Agricultural households1,256
Average household size3,2
Female headed households33,6%
Formal dwellings96,9%
Housing owned/paying off54%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage53,7%
Weekly refuse removal72,5%
Piped water inside dwelling59,8%
Electricity for lighting76,9%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population20,351
Young (0-14)31,1%
Working Age (15-64)64,3%
Elderly (65+)8,5%
Dependency ratio65,5%
Sex ratio93,6
Growth rate0,41% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate19,7%
Youth unemployment rate28,7%
No schooling aged 20+26,8%
Higher education aged 20+6,2%
Matric aged 20+14,9%
Number of households5,619
Average household size3,4
Female headed households34,3%
Formal dwellings95,2%
Housing owned/paying off56,8%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage41,9%
Weekly refuse removal60,2%
Piped water inside dwelling41,6%
Electricity for lighting72%