Kgetleng Rivier

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The population is reported to be at 51,049.

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Kgetlengrivier Local Municipality is located in the North West province, forming part of the Bojanala Platinum District Municipality. The municipality is situated on the N4 national road that runs between Pretoria and Botswana, and consists of the towns of Reagile, Borolelo and Koster.

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Of those aged 20 years and older, 22,7% have Matric.

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According to Census 2011, the municipality has a total population of 51 049 individuals, 80,1% of whom are black African. Whites make up 16,8% of the population, and other race groups comprise the remaining 3,1%.

Of those aged 20 years and older, 6,3% have completed primary school, 29,7% have some secondary education, 22,7% have completed matric, and 6,3% have some form of higher education, while 15,8% of those aged 20 years and older have no form of schooling.

Group Percentage
Black African80,1%
Coloured1,7%
Indian/Asian0,9%
White16,8%
Other0,6%
Age Males Females
0-4 5,7% 5,1%
5-9 4,7% 4,4%
10-14 4,3% 4,2%
15-19 4,5% 4,4%
20-24 5% 4,1%
25-29 5,1% 3,9%
30-34 4,2% 3,5%
35-39 3,9% 3,3%
40-44 3,4% 2,9%
45-49 2,9% 2,9%
50-54 2,6% 2,1%
55-59 2% 1,9%
60-64 1,8% 1,5%
65-69 1,1% 1%
70-74 0,7% 0,8%
75-79 0,4% 0,6%
80-84 0,3% 0,4%
85+ 0,2% 0,3%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 17,4%
English 4,2%
IsiNdebele 0,9%
IsiXhosa 1%
IsiZulu 1,4%
Sepedi 0,6%
Sesotho 1,3%
Setswana 67,1%
Sign Language 0,4%
SiSwati 0,1%
Tshivenda 0,3%
Xitsonga 0,6%
Other 1.6%
Not Applicable 3,1%
Group Percentage
Married 22,6%
Living together like married partners 12,1%
Never married 61,4%
Widower/Widow 2,5%
Separated 0,5%
Divorced 0,8%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 7,2%
Some Primary 44,6%
Completed Primary 7,1%
Some Secondary 26,8%
Completed Secondary 9,9%
Higher Education 0,8%
Not Applicable 3,6%
Sex Percentage
Female 47%
Male 53%
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78% of the population use electricity for lighting.

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There are 14 673 households in the municipality, with an average household size of 3,1 persons per household. 29,3% of households are headed by females.

78% of households have access to electricity. Only 34,8% of households have access to piped water that is accessible from within the dwelling.

Area Percentage
Urban 66,4%
Tribal/Traditional 0%
Farm 33,6%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 81,8% 18,2%
Computer 16,5% 83,5%
Television 67,5% 32,5%
Satellite Television 21,2% 78,8%
Radio 64,6% 35,4%
Landline / Telephone 7,1% 92,9%
Motor Car 26,6% 73,4%
Refrigerator 56,2% 43,8%
Electric / Gas-Stove 69,9% 30,1%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 65,8% 54,6% 78%
Gas 5,2% 1,7% 0,2%
Paraffin 7,8% 2,1% 1,1%
Solar 0,1% 0,2% 0,4%
Candles 0% 0% 19,8%
Wood 20,6% 27,2% 0%
Coal 0,1% 0,2% 0%
Animal Dung 0% 0,1% 0%
Other 0% 0% 0%
None 0,3% 13,8% 0,6%
Access Percentage
From Home 6,1%
From Cellphone 12,9%
From Work 2,7%
From Elsewhere 3%
No Access 75,3%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 18,2%
Owned and fully paid off 30,7%
Owned but not yet paid off 9%
Occupied rent free 35,7%
Other 6,4%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 56,3%
Borehole 36,1%
Spring 0,2%
Rain water tank 0,2%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 0,6%
River/Stream 0,3%
Water vendor 0,4%
Water tanker 4,2%
Other 1,7%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 10,4%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 51,9%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 15,6%
Chemical toilet 0,4%
Pit toilet with ventilation 7%
Pit toilet without ventilation 10,5%
Bucket toilet 1%
Other 3,2%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 44,5%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 1,4%
Communal refuse dump 2,5%
Own refuse dump 39,6%
No rubbish disposal 9,7%
Other 2,2%
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The municipality unemployment percentage is 20.5%.

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18 859 people are economically active (employed or unemployed but looking for work), and of these, 20,5% are unemployed. Of the 9 142 economically active youth (15 – 34 years) in the area, 26,7% are unemployed.

Employment Status Number
Employed 14997
Unemployed 3862
Discouraged Work Seeker 1110
Not Economically Active 13502
Income Percentage
None income 15,4%
R1 - R4,800 3,8%
R4,801 - R9,600 7,2%
R9,601 - R19,600 24,3%
R19,601 - R38,200 22,2%
R38,201 - R76,4000 11,1%
R76,401 - R153,800 6,7%
R153,801 - R307,600 5,2%
R307,601 - R614,400 2,4%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 1%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,4%
R2,457,601+ 0,2%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 1,097
Poultry production 1,404
Vegetable production 901
Production of other crops 684
Other 1,098

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 0
Animals only 1,278
Mixed farming 747
Other 242

**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 618
R1-R4 800 89
R4 801-R38 400 1,331
R38 401-R307 200 584
R307 201+ 170
Unspecified 126

Place names

Places in Kgetleng Rivier Municipality

Key Statistics 2011

Total population51,049
Young (0-14)28,5%
Working Age (15-64)65,6%
Elderly (65+)5,9%
Dependency ratio52,5
Sex ratio112,6
Growth rate3,36% (2001-2011)
Population density13 persons/km2
Unemployment rate20,5%
Youth unemployment rate26,7%
No schooling aged 20+15,8%
Higher education aged 20+6,3%
Matric aged 20+22,7%
Number of households14,673
Number of Agricultural households2,917
Average household size3,1
Female headed households29,3%
Formal dwellings72%
Housing owned/paying off39,6%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage51,9%
Weekly refuse removal44,5%
Piped water inside dwelling34,8%
Electricity for lighting78%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population36,477
Young (0-14)29,6%
Working Age (15-64)65,6%
Elderly (65+)5,4%
Dependency ratio53,7%
Sex ratio101,5
Growth rate2,14% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate30,2%
Youth unemployment rate39,6%
No schooling aged 20+25,7%
Higher education aged 20+3,9%
Matric aged 20+16,9%
Number of households10,175
Average household size3,4
Female headed households28,5%
Formal dwellings75,8%
Housing owned/paying off41,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage50,7%
Weekly refuse removal43,8%
Piped water inside dwelling22%
Electricity for lighting63,2%