Kamiesberg

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Kamiesberg Municipality is a category B municipality (NC064) established in 2001 in accordance with the demarcation process. It serves a geographical area of 11 742 km² and is divided into four municipal wards. It has a population of10 187with an average of approximately one person per square kilometre.

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The vision of the KamiesbergLocalMunicipality is to better the quality of life of every citizen in its area.

KamiesbergMunicipality is a category B municipality (NC064) established in 2001 in accordance with the demarcation process. It serves a geographical area of 11 742 km² and is divided into four municipal wards. It has a population of 10 187with an average of approximately one person per square kilometre.

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Kareeberg , Northern Cape 11,673 221
Renosterberg , Northern Cape 10,978 222
Ikwezi , Eastern Cape 10,537 223
Kamiesberg , Northern Cape 10,187 224
Laingsburg , Western Cape 8,289 225
Mier , Northern Cape 7,003 226
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5,2% of those 20+ have no schooling.

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According to Census2011, Kamiesberg Municipality has a population of 10 187,of which85,6% are coloured, 8,1% are white, with black African and Indian making up the remainder. Of those age 20 years and older, 40,5% has some secondary schooling, 12,2% completed primary school, 16,4% completed Grade 12, 21,4% have some primary schooling, 5,2% have no schooling and 4,3% completed higher learning.

Group Percentage
Black African5,3%
Coloured85,6%
Indian/Asian0,5%
White8,1%
Other0,5%
Age Males Females
0-4 4,5% 4%
5-9 4,5% 3,9%
10-14 4,9% 4,7%
15-19 5,2% 4%
20-24 3,4% 3,2%
25-29 3% 3,2%
30-34 2,9% 2,9%
35-39 3% 3,2%
40-44 3,3% 3,2%
45-49 3,6% 3,6%
50-54 2,9% 3%
55-59 2,5% 2,6%
60-64 2,3% 2,3%
65-69 1,6% 2,2%
70-74 1,2% 1,4%
75-79 0,8% 1%
80-84 0,5% 0,6%
85+ 0,3% 0,5%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 91,8%
English 0,9%
IsiNdebele 0,1%
IsiXhosa 0,4%
IsiZulu 0%
Sepedi 0%
Sesotho 0,2%
Setswana 0,7%
Sign Language 0,4%
SiSwati 0%
Tshivenda 0,1%
Xitsonga 0%
Other 0.1%
Not Applicable 5,3%
Group Percentage
Married 25,1%
Living together like married partners 4,1%
Never married 62,5%
Widower/Widow 6,3%
Separated 0,6%
Divorced 1,4%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 0,9%
Some Primary 48,4%
Completed Primary 6,9%
Some Secondary 25,7%
Completed Secondary 6,8%
Higher Education 0,5%
Not Applicable 10,9%
Sex Percentage
Female 49,6%
Male 50,4%
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87,4% Use electricity for lighting

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There are 3 143 households in this municipality, with an average household size of 3,7 persons per household.

Of the households in the municipality, 41,7% have access to piped (tap) water inside the dwelling/institution, and52,9% of households have access to piped (tap) water inside their yard.

87,4% of households have access to electricity for lighting.

Area Percentage
Urban 93%
Tribal/Traditional 0%
Farm 7%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 61,3% 38,7%
Computer 13,6% 86,4%
Television 69,9% 30,1%
Satellite Television 21,4% 78,6%
Radio 68,1% 31,9%
Landline / Telephone 26,2% 73,8%
Motor Car 28,1% 71,9%
Refrigerator 68% 32%
Electric / Gas-Stove 88,8% 11,2%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 75,6% 56,5% 87,4%
Gas 15,3% 2,7% 0,1%
Paraffin 0% 0,2% 0,1%
Solar 0,4% 1,7% 4,2%
Candles 0% 0% 7,7%
Wood 8% 25,8% 0%
Coal 0% 0,1% 0%
Animal Dung 0% 0,1% 0%
Other 0,1% 0% 0%
None 0,6% 12,9% 0,4%
Access Percentage
From Home 2,8%
From Cellphone 5%
From Work 1,6%
From Elsewhere 1,9%
No Access 88,8%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 11%
Owned and fully paid off 61,7%
Owned but not yet paid off 2,2%
Occupied rent free 21,7%
Other 3,4%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 75,1%
Borehole 18,1%
Spring 0,3%
Rain water tank 3,3%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 1,1%
River/Stream 0,3%
Water vendor 0,4%
Water tanker 0,5%
Other 0,8%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 5,3%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 38,8%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 6,8%
Chemical toilet 0,1%
Pit toilet with ventilation 44,9%
Pit toilet without ventilation 2,5%
Bucket toilet 0,9%
Other 0,7%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 79,4%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 5,2%
Communal refuse dump 0,4%
Own refuse dump 11,7%
No rubbish disposal 2,1%
Other 1,2%
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40,4% Youth unemployment rate.

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2 204 people are employed, 981 are unemployed, 732 are classified as discouraged work-seekers, and 2 535 are not economically active. The unemployment rate is 30,8%.

Of the population defined as youth (15 – 34 years), 777 people are employed, 527 are unemployed, 399 are classified as discouraged work-seekers, and 1 129 are not economically active.

Employment Status Number
Employed 2204
Unemployed 981
Discouraged Work Seeker 732
Not Economically Active 2535
Income Percentage
None income 10,8%
R1 - R4,800 3,8%
R4,801 - R9,600 5,9%
R9,601 - R19,600 22,4%
R19,601 - R38,200 23,9%
R38,201 - R76,4000 14,7%
R76,401 - R153,800 9,3%
R153,801 - R307,600 6,1%
R307,601 - R614,400 1,9%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,6%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,2%
R2,457,601+ 0,4%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 791
Poultry production 353
Vegetable production 94
Production of other crops 83
Other 70

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 0
Animals only 749
Mixed farming 110
Other 0

**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 166
R1-R4 800 13
R4 801-R38 400 485
R38 401-R307 200 195
R307 201+ 36
Unspecified 18

Place names

Places in Kamiesberg Municipality

Key Statistics 2011

Total population10,187
Young (0-14)26,5%
Working Age (15-64)63,3%
Elderly (65+)10,2%
Dependency ratio57,9
Sex ratio101,7
Growth rate-0,54% (2001-2011)
Population density1 persons/km2
Unemployment rate30,8%
Youth unemployment rate40,4%
No schooling aged 20+5,2%
Higher education aged 20+4,3%
Matric aged 20+16,4%
Number of households3,143
Number of Agricultural households913
Average household size3
Female headed households40,9%
Formal dwellings95,6%
Housing owned/paying off63,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage38,8%
Weekly refuse removal79,4%
Piped water inside dwelling41,7%
Electricity for lighting87,4%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population10,754
Young (0-14)29,9%
Working Age (15-64)63,3%
Elderly (65+)8,6%
Dependency ratio62,8%
Sex ratio102,9
Growth rate-0,57% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate32%
Youth unemployment rate44,3%
No schooling aged 20+8,6%
Higher education aged 20+3,6%
Matric aged 20+15%
Number of households2,834
Average household size3,2
Female headed households34,8%
Formal dwellings86,2%
Housing owned/paying off80,7%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage33%
Weekly refuse removal73,9%
Piped water inside dwelling27,3%
Electricity for lighting54,3%