Indaka

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According to Census 2011. Indaka has a population of 103,116.

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Indaka Municipality is a newly established municipality (established 18 December 2000), which is mainly rural. The municipality shares borders with Emnambithi, Endumeni, Msinga and Umtshezi municipalities and is situated 49 km east of Ladysmith.

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Ratlou , North West 107,339 104
uMshwathi , KwaZulu-Natal 106,374 105
Kagisano Molopo , North West 105,789 106
Indaka , KwaZulu-Natal 103,116 107
Umvoti , KwaZulu-Natal 103,093 108
Dannhauser , KwaZulu-Natal 102,161 109
Ubuhlebezwe , KwaZulu-Natal 101,691 110
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22% aged 20+ had no formal schooling.

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According to Census 2011, 99,6% of the 103 116 residents in Indaka Local Municipality are black African with the dominant language being IsiZulu (95,8%). About 56 599 (54,9%) of people in Indaka Local Municipality are females.

Group Percentage
Black African99,6%
Coloured0,1%
Indian/Asian0,2%
White0,1%
Other0%
Age Males Females
0-4 8,1% 7,7%
5-9 7,1% 6,9%
10-14 6,8% 6,5%
15-19 6,5% 6,7%
20-24 3,8% 5%
25-29 2,5% 3,9%
30-34 1,9% 2,7%
35-39 1,6% 2,2%
40-44 1,2% 2%
45-49 1,3% 1,3%
50-54 1% 1,9%
55-59 1% 1,7%
60-64 0,9% 1,7%
65-69 0,5% 1,2%
70-74 0,4% 1%
75-79 0,2% 0,8%
80-84 0,1% 0,6%
85+ 0,1% 0,4%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 0,3%
English 0,9%
IsiNdebele 1,2%
IsiXhosa 0,1%
IsiZulu 95,8%
Sepedi 0,2%
Sesotho 0,1%
Setswana 0,5%
Sign Language 0,6%
SiSwati 0%
Tshivenda 0%
Xitsonga 0%
Other 0.1%
Not Applicable 0,1%
Group Percentage
Married 9,4%
Living together like married partners 6,5%
Never married 80,6%
Widower/Widow 3,2%
Separated 0,2%
Divorced 0,1%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 3,3%
Some Primary 48,4%
Completed Primary 6,7%
Some Secondary 31,7%
Completed Secondary 9,6%
Higher Education 0,3%
Not Applicable 0,1%
Sex Percentage
Female 54,9%
Male 45,1%
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58,2% Access to electricity for lighting.

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Indaka Local Municipality has about 20 035 households with an average household size of 5,1 persons per household. Only 13,4% of households have flush toilets and most of them are in Ekuvukeni Township.  58% have electricity in the dwelling.  62,8% of the households are headed by females.

Area Percentage
Urban 12,3%
Tribal/Traditional 87,2%
Farm 0,6%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 82,5% 17,5%
Computer 3,7% 96,3%
Television 53,5% 46,5%
Satellite Television 5% 95%
Radio 66,6% 33,4%
Landline / Telephone 3,8% 96,2%
Motor Car 11,9% 88,1%
Refrigerator 48,5% 51,5%
Electric / Gas-Stove 47,4% 52,6%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 40,9% 28% 58,2%
Gas 1,8% 1,7% 0,3%
Paraffin 7,1% 5,1% 1,6%
Solar 0,2% 0,1% 0,4%
Candles 0% 0% 38,8%
Wood 45,4% 52,1% 0%
Coal 3,7% 6% 0%
Animal Dung 0,5% 0,6% 0%
Other 0,1% 0% 0%
None 0,3% 6,3% 0,8%
Access Percentage
From Home 1,8%
From Cellphone 15,3%
From Work 0,9%
From Elsewhere 2,8%
No Access 79,2%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 6,9%
Owned and fully paid off 41,9%
Owned but not yet paid off 7,4%
Occupied rent free 42,5%
Other 1,3%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 58,8%
Borehole 15,8%
Spring 1,7%
Rain water tank 0,9%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 2,2%
River/Stream 16,3%
Water vendor 1,1%
Water tanker 2,3%
Other 1%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 18,9%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 13,4%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 1%
Chemical toilet 2,2%
Pit toilet with ventilation 30,1%
Pit toilet without ventilation 28,9%
Bucket toilet 0,9%
Other 4,6%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 13,4%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 0,6%
Communal refuse dump 1,3%
Own refuse dump 59,3%
No rubbish disposal 24,9%
Other 0,5%
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57,2% Unemployment rate.

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A large proportion of the population depends on social grants. Households also participate in subsistence farming.  The unemployment rate in the municipality is high at 57,2%, while the youth (15 – 34 years) unemployment rate is 66,8%.

Employment Status Number
Employed 4350
Unemployed 5817
Discouraged Work Seeker 7688
Not Economically Active 35356
Income Percentage
None income 15%
R1 - R4,800 6,3%
R4,801 - R9,600 14,6%
R9,601 - R19,600 26,9%
R19,601 - R38,200 24,3%
R38,201 - R76,4000 7,2%
R76,401 - R153,800 3,2%
R153,801 - R307,600 1,4%
R307,601 - R614,400 0,7%
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 6,300
Poultry production 7,059
Vegetable production 4,034
Production of other crops 1,606
Other 1,046

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 1,470
Animals only 6,306
Mixed farming 3,536
Other 182

**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 4,834
R1-R4 800 444
R4 801-R38 400 5,658
R38 401-R307 200 333
R307 201+ 35
Unspecified 189

Key Statistics 2011

Total population103,116
Young (0-14)43,1%
Working Age (15-64)51,6%
Elderly (65+)5,3%
Dependency ratio93,8
Sex ratio82,2
Population growth rate-0,97% (2001-2011)
Population density104 persons/km2
Unemployment rate57,2%
Youth unemployment rate66,8%
No schooling aged 20+22%
Higher education aged 20+2,4%
Matric aged 20+20,5%
Number of households20,035
Number of Agricultural households11,493
Average household size5,1
Female headed households62,8%
Formal dwellings61%
Housing owned/paying off49,3%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage13,4%
Weekly refuse removal13,4%
Piped water inside dwelling10,6%
Electricity for lighting58,2%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population113,644
Young (0-14)45,3%
Working Age (15-64)51,6%
Elderly (65+)5,2%
Dependency ratio102
Sex ratio79,3
Population growth rate2,86% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate84,1%
Youth unemployment rate90,8%
No schooling aged 20+39,8%
Higher education aged 20+2,5%
Matric aged 20+10,3%
Number of households21,372
Average household size5,3
Female headed households61,7%
Formal dwellings44,8%
Housing owned/paying off49,1%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage12,9%
Weekly refuse removal12,7%
Piped water inside dwelling1,5%
Electricity for lighting46,8%