Intsika Yethu

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According to Census 2011, the Intsika yethu Local Municipality has a total population of  145 372, of which 99,4% are black African, with other population groups making up the remaining 0,6%.

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The Intsika Yethu Local Municipality is a category B municipality. It is one of the eight local municipalities found within the Chris Hani District Municipality.

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Intsika Yethu , Eastern Cape 145,372 77
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 14,6% of those aged 20 years and older have no form of schooling.

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According to Census 2011, the Intsika yethu Local Municipality has a total population of  145 372, of which 99,4% are black African, with other population groups making up the remaining 0,6%.

Of those aged 20 years and older, 8,1% have completed primary school, 33,3% have some secondary education, 10,1% have completed matric, and 5,1% have some form of higher education.

Group Percentage
Black African99,4%
Coloured0,2%
Indian/Asian0,1%
White0,1%
Other0,1%
Age Males Females
0-4 6,2% 5,9%
5-9 6,3% 6,1%
10-14 6,2% 5,5%
15-19 6,5% 5,6%
20-24 3,8% 3,4%
25-29 2,8% 2,5%
30-34 1,9% 2,1%
35-39 1,8% 2,2%
40-44 1,5% 2,5%
45-49 1,6% 1,6%
50-54 1,8% 2,9%
55-59 1,7% 2,7%
60-64 1,6% 2,4%
65-69 1,3% 1,7%
70-74 1,1% 1,8%
75-79 0,6% 1,2%
80-84 0,4% 1%
85+ 0,3% 0,7%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 0,4%
English 1,4%
IsiNdebele 0,2%
IsiXhosa 94,8%
IsiZulu 0,2%
Sepedi 0,2%
Sesotho 0,3%
Setswana 0,1%
Sign Language 0,7%
SiSwati 0%
Tshivenda 0%
Xitsonga 0%
Other 0.4%
Not Applicable 1,1%
Group Percentage
Married 21%
Living together like married partners 1,4%
Never married 69%
Widower/Widow 7,1%
Separated 1%
Divorced 0,4%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 2%
Some Primary 53,5%
Completed Primary 7,6%
Some Secondary 30,3%
Completed Secondary 4,5%
Higher Education 0,4%
Not Applicable 1,7%
Sex Percentage
Female 52,7%
Male 47,3%
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64,3% of households have access to electricity for lighting

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There are 40 448 households in the municipality, with an average household size of 3,5 persons per household. 49,9% of households have access to piped water inside dwelling/institution and 23,2% have water in their yard; only 2,6% of households do not have access piped water.

Area Percentage
Urban 9,6%
Tribal/Traditional 90,4%
Farm 0%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 79,4% 20,6%
Computer 2,6% 97,4%
Television 44,3% 55,7%
Satellite Television 9% 91%
Radio 54,4% 45,6%
Landline / Telephone 1,4% 98,6%
Motor Car 9,2% 90,8%
Refrigerator 35,6% 64,4%
Electric / Gas-Stove 56,3% 43,7%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 45,4% 14,2% 64,3%
Gas 4,4% 1,1% 0,3%
Paraffin 18,7% 28,1% 17%
Solar 0,1% 0,1% 2,3%
Candles 0% 0% 16%
Wood 24,6% 45,6% 0%
Coal 0,1% 0,4% 0%
Animal Dung 6% 5,4% 0%
Other 0,4% 0,3% 0%
None 0,2% 4,7% 0,2%
Access Percentage
From Home 0,8%
From Cellphone 8,7%
From Work 0,9%
From Elsewhere 2,1%
No Access 87,5%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 6,5%
Owned and fully paid off 67,1%
Owned but not yet paid off 3,8%
Occupied rent free 18,2%
Other 4,3%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 41,7%
Borehole 8%
Spring 4,4%
Rain water tank 6,6%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 3,6%
River/Stream 27,8%
Water vendor 0,8%
Water tanker 4,8%
Other 2,3%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 37,1%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 2,3%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 0,9%
Chemical toilet 1,8%
Pit toilet with ventilation 22,6%
Pit toilet without ventilation 30,4%
Bucket toilet 0,3%
Other 4,7%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 2,8%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 0,4%
Communal refuse dump 1,4%
Own refuse dump 62,9%
No rubbish disposal 29,4%
Other 3%
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46,6% Youth unemployment rate

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There are 10 740 employed persons in the municipality; the unemployment rate is estimated at 46,6%, which does not include the 8 159 discouraged work-seekers who have given up looking for work. Amongst the youth in the area 4 274 are employed, the youth unemployed rate is estimated at 56.4% which does not include the 4 550 youth who fall within the discouraged work-seeker group.

Employment Status Number
Employed 10740
Unemployed 9363
Discouraged Work Seeker 8159
Not Economically Active 50079
Income Percentage
None income 15,2%
R1 - R4,800 6,6%
R4,801 - R9,600 11,5%
R9,601 - R19,600 30,2%
R19,601 - R38,200 23,4%
R38,201 - R76,4000 6,6%
R76,401 - R153,800 3,4%
R153,801 - R307,600 2,1%
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 18,400
Poultry production 14,210
Vegetable production 6,289
Production of other crops 3,040
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 16,039
Mixed farming 6,508
Other 91

**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 7,206
R1-R4 800 842
R4 801-R38 400 14,286
R38 401-R307 200 940
R307 201+ 83
Unspecified 281

Place names

Places in Intsika Yethu Municipality

Key Statistics 2011

Total population145,372
Young (0-14)36,1%
Working Age (15-64)53,9%
Elderly (65+)10%
Dependency ratio85,6
Sex ratio89,8
Growth rate-0,63% (2001-2011)
Population density54 persons/km2
Unemployment rate46,6%
Youth unemployment rate56,4%
No schooling aged 20+14,6%
Higher education aged 20+5,1%
Matric aged 20+10,1%
Number of households40,448
Number of Agricultural households23,639
Average household size3,5
Female headed households54,6%
Formal dwellings32,9%
Housing owned/paying off71%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage2,3%
Weekly refuse removal2,8%
Piped water inside dwelling2,5%
Electricity for lighting64,3%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population154,828
Young (0-14)42,4%
Working Age (15-64)53,9%
Elderly (65+)8,5%
Dependency ratio103,8%
Sex ratio83
Growth rate-1,21% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate67,6%
Youth unemployment rate76%
No schooling aged 20+34,1%
Higher education aged 20+4,2%
Matric aged 20+5,8%
Number of households36,281
Average household size4,2
Female headed households59,4%
Formal dwellings27,6%
Housing owned/paying off74,1%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage1,7%
Weekly refuse removal2,3%
Piped water inside dwelling1,3%
Electricity for lighting35,8%