Lesedi

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According to Census 2011, Lesedi Local Municipality has a total population of 99 520 people

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Lesedi Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Sedibeng district of Gauteng. Heidelberg is the seat of the municipality. During the war of independence, Heidelberg served as the capital of the South African Republic from 1880 to 1883. (www.lesedi.gov.za)

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Ingwe , KwaZulu-Natal 100,548 111
Lesedi , Gauteng 99,520 112
Saldanha Bay , Western Cape 99,193 113
Kouga , Eastern Cape 98,558 114
Thaba Chweu , Mpumalanga 98,387 115
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7,4% of those aged 20 years and older have no form of schooling

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77,3% are black African, 19,7% are white, 1,2% are coloured, and 1,3% are Indian/Asian. Of those aged 20 years and older, 4,3% have completed primary school, 36,4 % have some secondary education, 28,4% have completed matric, and 11,2 %have some form of higher education.

Group Percentage
Black African77,3%
Coloured1,2%
Indian/Asian1,3%
White19,7%
Other0,6%
Age Males Females
0-4 5% 5%
5-9 4,3% 4,1%
10-14 3,9% 3,7%
15-19 4,2% 4,1%
20-24 5,3% 4,6%
25-29 5,8% 4,6%
30-34 4,8% 3,8%
35-39 4% 3,5%
40-44 3,3% 3,2%
45-49 2,9% 2,9%
50-54 2,3% 2,4%
55-59 1,9% 2%
60-64 1,5% 1,5%
65-69 1% 1,1%
70-74 0,7% 0,9%
75-79 0,3% 0,6%
80-84 0,2% 0,3%
85+ 0,1% 0,2%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 18,9%
English 4,9%
IsiNdebele 2,4%
IsiXhosa 3,7%
IsiZulu 39,6%
Sepedi 1,3%
Sesotho 21,3%
Setswana 1,1%
Sign Language 0,6%
SiSwati 0,5%
Tshivenda 0,4%
Xitsonga 1%
Other 1.4%
Not Applicable 3%
Group Percentage
Married 23,9%
Living together like married partners 11,4%
Never married 59,6%
Widower/Widow 3,2%
Separated 0,6%
Divorced 1,3%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 2,6%
Some Primary 39,3%
Completed Primary 5,7%
Some Secondary 34,9%
Completed Secondary 13,2%
Higher Education 2,1%
Not Applicable 2,3%
Sex Percentage
Female 48,4%
Male 51,6%
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89,9% of households have access to electricity

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There are 29 668 households in the municipality with an average household size of 3,2 persons per household. Overall, 52,3% of households have access to piped water in their dwelling and 39,8% have access to water in their yard. Only 1,2% of households do not have access to piped water.

Area Percentage
Urban 86,9%
Tribal/Traditional 0%
Farm 13,1%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 90% 10%
Computer 22,8% 77,2%
Television 81,3% 18,7%
Satellite Television 29,8% 70,2%
Radio 70,7% 29,3%
Landline / Telephone 11,9% 88,1%
Motor Car 35,4% 64,6%
Refrigerator 73% 27%
Electric / Gas-Stove 81,5% 18,5%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 78,1% 61,1% 89,9%
Gas 3,9% 4,3% 0,3%
Paraffin 8,4% 2,7% 0,7%
Solar 0,1% 0,2% 0,3%
Candles 0% 0% 8,6%
Wood 3,4% 6,7% 0%
Coal 5,6% 11,6% 0%
Animal Dung 0,1% 0,3% 0%
Other 0,1% 0% 0%
None 0,3% 13,1% 0,2%
Access Percentage
From Home 7,9%
From Cellphone 14,5%
From Work 5,2%
From Elsewhere 4,1%
No Access 68,3%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 28,2%
Owned and fully paid off 43,7%
Owned but not yet paid off 12,1%
Occupied rent free 13%
Other 3%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 88,9%
Borehole 8,4%
Spring 0,2%
Rain water tank 0,2%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 0,3%
River/Stream 0,1%
Water vendor 0,2%
Water tanker 0,7%
Other 1%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 1,1%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 84,3%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 4,9%
Chemical toilet 0,3%
Pit toilet with ventilation 0,7%
Pit toilet without ventilation 6,7%
Bucket toilet 1,2%
Other 0,9%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 83,2%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 3%
Communal refuse dump 0,9%
Own refuse dump 10,1%
No rubbish disposal 2,1%
Other 0,6%
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33,8% youth unemployment rate.

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A total of 31 518 people are economically active (employed or unemployed but looking for work), and of these, 25,9% are unemployed. The economically active youth (15–35 years) in the area total 14 065.

Employment Status Number
Employed 31518
Unemployed 11042
Discouraged Work Seeker 2889
Not Economically Active 22805
Income Percentage
None income 14,7%
R1 - R4,800 4%
R4,801 - R9,600 6%
R9,601 - R19,600 16%
R19,601 - R38,200 19,2%
R38,201 - R76,4000 14,8%
R76,401 - R153,800 10,5%
R153,801 - R307,600 7,6%
R307,601 - R614,400 4,8%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 1,7%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,4%
R2,457,601+ 0,3%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 1,157
Poultry production 1,597
Vegetable production 1,814
Production of other crops 888
Other 1,014

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 0
Animals only 1,517
Mixed farming 671
Other 268

**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 1,019
R1-R4 800 86
R4 801-R38 400 1,855
R38 401-R307 200 895
R307 201+ 155
Unspecified 190

Place names

Places in Lesedi Municipality

Key Statistics 2011

Total population99,520
Young (0-14)26%
Working Age (15-64)68,6%
Elderly (65+)5,4%
Dependency ratio45,8
Sex ratio106,5
Growth rate3,26% (2001-2011)
Population density67 persons/km2
Unemployment rate25,9%
Youth unemployment rate33,8%
No schooling aged 20+7,4%
Higher education aged 20+11,2%
Matric aged 20+28,4%
Number of households29,668
Number of Agricultural households4,200
Average household size3,2
Female headed households31,3%
Formal dwellings85,5%
Housing owned/paying off55,8%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage84,3%
Weekly refuse removal83,2%
Piped water inside dwelling52,3%
Electricity for lighting89,9%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population71,868
Young (0-14)27%
Working Age (15-64)68,6%
Elderly (65+)4,8%
Dependency ratio46,5%
Sex ratio100,6
Growth rate1,64% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate35%
Youth unemployment rate45,3%
No schooling aged 20+16,8%
Higher education aged 20+6,5%
Matric aged 20+21%
Number of households18,467
Average household size3,6
Female headed households31,6%
Formal dwellings79,4%
Housing owned/paying off52,5%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage67,9%
Weekly refuse removal64,1%
Piped water inside dwelling22,4%
Electricity for lighting73,5%