Lepele-Nkumpi

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The population size is 230 350, with 59 682 households and an average household size of 4 people per household.

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The name is derived from two rivers, namely the Lepelle and Nkumpi rivers, Lepelle being the bigger of the two. Lepelle-Nkumpi is situated 45 km of Polokwane, and is largely rural with 29 wards. It shares borders with Polokwane and other municipalities in the Sekhukhune District. 95% of its land is in the hands of Traditional Authorities.

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18,5% of those 20+ have no schooling.

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99% of the municipal population is black African. The age dependency ratio is 77,9. For every 100 females there are 84 males. Most of the people (86,1%) speak Sepedi as their first language, followed by IsiNdebele at 4,6%, Xitsonga at 3,7% and other languages at 5,6%. Only 2% of the population have a degree or similar qualification, whereas 5% have completed secondary education. 12% of the population had no schooling. The municipality has 115 primary schools, 81 secondary schools and 1 FET College.

 

 

 

 

 

Group Percentage
Black African99,6%
Coloured0,1%
Indian/Asian0,1%
White0,1%
Other0,1%
Age Males Females
0-4 6,7% 6,6%
5-9 5,9% 5,8%
10-14 5,6% 5,4%
15-19 6,2% 5,9%
20-24 4,4% 4,5%
25-29 3,1% 3,7%
30-34 2,2% 3%
35-39 1,9% 3%
40-44 1,8% 2,7%
45-49 1,6% 1,6%
50-54 1,4% 2,4%
55-59 1,3% 2%
60-64 1,1% 1,7%
65-69 0,8% 1,5%
70-74 0,8% 1,2%
75-79 0,4% 0,9%
80-84 0,3% 0,9%
85+ 0,3% 0,8%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 0,2%
English 0,9%
IsiNdebele 4,6%
IsiXhosa 0,1%
IsiZulu 0,9%
Sepedi 86,1%
Sesotho 0,6%
Setswana 0,5%
Sign Language 0,2%
SiSwati 0,1%
Tshivenda 0,3%
Xitsonga 3,7%
Other 0.9%
Not Applicable 0,8%
Group Percentage
Married 19,4%
Living together like married partners 2,2%
Never married 72,7%
Widower/Widow 5%
Separated 0,3%
Divorced 0,4%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 2,2%
Some Primary 44,8%
Completed Primary 6,3%
Some Secondary 35,9%
Completed Secondary 8,7%
Higher Education 1,3%
Not Applicable 0,8%
Sex Percentage
Female 54,5%
Male 45,5%
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91,9% Use electricity for lighting.

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Between 2001 and 2011, the number of households that earn an income has increased from 68% to 85%. Household services such as access to electricity and piped water have also improved. Services such as flush toilets and refuse removal have increased. The municipality has about 25 health facilities which include clinics, health centres and hospitals.

Area Percentage
Urban 15,8%
Tribal/Traditional 83,8%
Farm 0,5%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 86,4% 13,6%
Computer 10,9% 89,1%
Television 74,4% 25,6%
Satellite Television 27,1% 72,9%
Radio 62,3% 37,7%
Landline / Telephone 4,7% 95,3%
Motor Car 19,3% 80,7%
Refrigerator 76,3% 23,7%
Electric / Gas-Stove 73,2% 26,8%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 59,5% 55,2% 91,9%
Gas 0,9% 0,6% 0,1%
Paraffin 2,6% 1,1% 0,7%
Solar 0,1% 0,1% 0,2%
Candles 0% 0% 6,9%
Wood 36,7% 31,3% 0%
Coal 0% 0,2% 0%
Animal Dung 0,1% 0,1% 0%
Other 0% 0% 0%
None 0,1% 11,4% 0,2%
Access Percentage
From Home 2,4%
From Cellphone 13,4%
From Work 1,8%
From Elsewhere 4,7%
No Access 77,7%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 6,3%
Owned and fully paid off 62,9%
Owned but not yet paid off 4,7%
Occupied rent free 24,9%
Other 1,2%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 54,7%
Borehole 19,9%
Spring 0,8%
Rain water tank 1,3%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 1,2%
River/Stream 4,8%
Water vendor 8,8%
Water tanker 4,2%
Other 4,3%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 3%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 18,4%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 0,8%
Chemical toilet 0,5%
Pit toilet with ventilation 17,6%
Pit toilet without ventilation 58,5%
Bucket toilet 0,2%
Other 1,2%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 20,5%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 0,6%
Communal refuse dump 0,8%
Own refuse dump 68,4%
No rubbish disposal 9,1%
Other 0,6%
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62,4% Youth unemployment rate.

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According to Census 2011 results, the unemployment rate for Lepelle-Nkumpi was 48%.

Employment Status Number
Employed 27513
Unemployed 25541
Discouraged Work Seeker 8857
Not Economically Active 67576
Income Percentage
None income 15,4%
R1 - R4,800 6%
R4,801 - R9,600 11,9%
R9,601 - R19,600 24,7%
R19,601 - R38,200 21,1%
R38,201 - R76,4000 7,7%
R76,401 - R153,800 5,9%
R153,801 - R307,600 4,5%
R307,601 - R614,400 2,2%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,4%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,1%
R2,457,601+ 0,1%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 9,989
Poultry production 7,809
Vegetable production 2,441
Production of other crops 5,808
Other 1,738

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 0
Animals only 12,044
Mixed farming 3,138
Other 762

**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 6,773
R1-R4 800 474
R4 801-R38 400 10,983
R38 401-R307 200 1,885
R307 201+ 127
Unspecified 242

Place names

Places in Lepele-Nkumpi Municipality

Key Statistics 2011

Total population230,350
Young (0-14)36%
Working Age (15-64)56,2%
Elderly (65+)7,8%
Dependency ratio77,9
Sex ratio83,5
Growth rate0,1% (2001-2011)
Population density67 persons/km2
Unemployment rate48,1%
Youth unemployment rate62,4%
No schooling aged 20+18,5%
Higher education aged 20+11,1%
Matric aged 20+22,2%
Number of households59,682
Number of Agricultural households20,483
Average household size3,8
Female headed households56%
Formal dwellings94,5%
Housing owned/paying off67,6%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage18,4%
Weekly refuse removal20,5%
Piped water inside dwelling19,3%
Electricity for lighting91,9%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population227,970
Young (0-14)41,1%
Working Age (15-64)56,2%
Elderly (65+)6,7%
Dependency ratio91,7%
Sex ratio81,1
Growth rate-0,6% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate60,6%
Youth unemployment rate76,4%
No schooling aged 20+35,1%
Higher education aged 20+7,8%
Matric aged 20+15,3%
Number of households51,245
Average household size4,3
Female headed households59,8%
Formal dwellings88,8%
Housing owned/paying off71,7%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage16,8%
Weekly refuse removal16,6%
Piped water inside dwelling12,6%
Electricity for lighting61,1%