King Sabata Dalindyebo

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It is 3 028 km2 in extent and had a population of 444 832 persons in 2007, which rose to 451 710 in 2011.

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The municipality comprises two magisterial areas, viz. Mthatha and Mqanduli and their surrounding rural areas. The municipality is largely rural in character with the urban areas concentrated around the towns. It is 3 028 km2 in extent and had a population of 444 832 persons in 2007, which rose to 451 710 in 2011. The number of households in 2007 was 93 382, and this increased to 95 382 in 2011. The major economic activities in the municipality are forestry and agriculture, although agriculture is of more of a subsistence nature.

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14%  aged 20+ has no schooling.

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The population of the municipality comprises mainly black African people of which the majority is Xhosa speaking. 53,9% of the population is female.In Census 2011, it emerged that the percentage of the population aged 20 years and older who have no form of education is 28,7%, which is a slight improvement from that of 2001, when it was recorded at 29,0%.

Group Percentage
Black African98,5%
Coloured0,8%
Indian/Asian0,3%
White0,3%
Other0,2%
Age Males Females
0-4 6% 5,9%
5-9 5,7% 5,6%
10-14 6% 5,7%
15-19 6,7% 6,9%
20-24 5% 5,6%
25-29 3,6% 4,3%
30-34 2,5% 3,2%
35-39 2% 3%
40-44 1,7% 2,7%
45-49 1,5% 1,5%
50-54 1,3% 2,2%
55-59 1,2% 1,8%
60-64 1% 1,4%
65-69 0,6% 0,8%
70-74 0,6% 1%
75-79 0,3% 0,6%
80-84 0,2% 0,4%
85+ 0,1% 0,4%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 0,7%
English 3,5%
IsiNdebele 0,2%
IsiXhosa 90,4%
IsiZulu 0,4%
Sepedi 0,2%
Sesotho 0,4%
Setswana 0,1%
Sign Language 0,9%
SiSwati 0%
Tshivenda 0,1%
Xitsonga 0%
Other 0.5%
Not Applicable 2,6%
Group Percentage
Married 19,5%
Living together like married partners 2,3%
Never married 73%
Widower/Widow 4,2%
Separated 0,6%
Divorced 0,4%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 2,5%
Some Primary 48%
Completed Primary 6,6%
Some Secondary 31,9%
Completed Secondary 6,9%
Higher Education 1,1%
Not Applicable 3%
Sex Percentage
Female 54%
Male 46%
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In 2001, only 41,9% of the population used electricity for lighting. This improved to 73,3% in 2011.

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According to Census 2001, 42,6% of the population in the municipality had access to piped/tap water. This figure increased to 60,6% in 2011.A major portion of the community uses pit-latrines (49,0%) as opposed to flush toilets (27,0%).

Area Percentage
Urban 34,5%
Tribal/Traditional 65,3%
Farm 0,1%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 84,6% 15,4%
Computer 8,3% 91,7%
Television 59,2% 40,8%
Satellite Television 10,8% 89,2%
Radio 56,5% 43,5%
Landline / Telephone 4,5% 95,5%
Motor Car 16,1% 83,9%
Refrigerator 46,2% 53,8%
Electric / Gas-Stove 64,4% 35,6%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 57,5% 19,8% 73,3%
Gas 5% 2,1% 0,3%
Paraffin 12,5% 37,7% 9%
Solar 0,1% 0,1% 0,2%
Candles 0% 0% 16,8%
Wood 20,3% 28,9% 0%
Coal 0,1% 0,5% 0%
Animal Dung 3,8% 0,9% 0%
Other 0,4% 0% 0%
None 0,3% 10% 0,4%
Access Percentage
From Home 2,8%
From Cellphone 15,6%
From Work 2,9%
From Elsewhere 3,6%
No Access 75,1%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 21,7%
Owned and fully paid off 48,6%
Owned but not yet paid off 7,1%
Occupied rent free 17,7%
Other 4,8%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 40,3%
Borehole 2,9%
Spring 3,3%
Rain water tank 10,9%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 2%
River/Stream 30,9%
Water vendor 0,9%
Water tanker 4,8%
Other 4%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 13,1%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 26,1%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 1,1%
Chemical toilet 6,6%
Pit toilet with ventilation 23,7%
Pit toilet without ventilation 25,3%
Bucket toilet 0,5%
Other 3,6%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 24,6%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 1,6%
Communal refuse dump 0,9%
Own refuse dump 60,5%
No rubbish disposal 10,9%
Other 1,5%
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38,3% are unemployed.

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Of the 95 577 economically active (employed or unemployed and looking for work) people in the municipality, 38,3% are unemployed.Of the 51 496 economically active youth (15 – 34 years) in the municipality.

 

 

Employment Status Number
Employed 58980
Unemployed 36597
Discouraged Work Seeker 20022
Not Economically Active 155140
Income Percentage
None income 16,7%
R1 - R4,800 6,2%
R4,801 - R9,600 11,6%
R9,601 - R19,600 21,3%
R19,601 - R38,200 19,7%
R38,201 - R76,4000 9%
R76,401 - R153,800 6,9%
R153,801 - R307,600 5,1%
R307,601 - R614,400 2,6%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,5%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,2%
R2,457,601+ 0,2%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 27,613
Poultry production 28,814
Vegetable production 22,396
Production of other crops 7,331
Other 4,169

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 0
Animals only 22,570
Mixed farming 16,257
Other 555

**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 16,246
R1-R4 800 2,118
R4 801-R38 400 24,541
R38 401-R307 200 4,263
R307 201+ 444
Unspecified 792

Place names

Places in King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality

Key Statistics 2011

Total population451,710
Young (0-14)35%
Working Age (15-64)59,9%
Elderly (65+)5,1%
Dependency ratio66,8
Sex ratio85,3
Growth rate0,82% (2001-2011)
Population density149 persons/km2
Unemployment rate38,3%
Youth unemployment rate48,3%
No schooling aged 20+14%
Higher education aged 20+10,7%
Matric aged 20+18,9%
Number of households105,240
Number of Agricultural households48,405
Average household size4
Female headed households57,3%
Formal dwellings60,3%
Housing owned/paying off55,7%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage26,1%
Weekly refuse removal24,6%
Piped water inside dwelling19,1%
Electricity for lighting73,3%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population416,348
Young (0-14)41,2%
Working Age (15-64)59,9%
Elderly (65+)5%
Dependency ratio86,1%
Sex ratio82,7
Growth rate0,99% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate57,1%
Youth unemployment rate66,8%
No schooling aged 20+31,8%
Higher education aged 20+8,2%
Matric aged 20+14,3%
Number of households89,697
Average household size4,5
Female headed households57,5%
Formal dwellings46,2%
Housing owned/paying off64,6%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage22,6%
Weekly refuse removal22,3%
Piped water inside dwelling9,4%
Electricity for lighting41,8%