Magareng

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According to Census 2011, Magareng Local Municipality has a total population of 24 204 people.

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Magareng Local Municipality is situated in the Northern Cape province and lies within the boundaries of the Frances Baard District Municipality. Warrenton, the administrative centre of Magareng Local Municipality, is situated approximately 75 km north of Kimberley on the banks of the Vaal River.

The Magareng Local Municipality was established on 5 December 2000 after the amalgamation of Warrenton TLC with portions of Hartswater TLC and Vaal River TRC (NC093 Magareng IDP). The area of jurisdiction is approximately 1 542 km² in extent and accommodates approximately 24 204 people (Census 2011).

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Kannaland , Western Cape 24,767 204
Naledi , Free State 24,314 205
Nxuba , Eastern Cape 24,264 206
Magareng , Northern Cape 24,204 207
Inkwanca , Eastern Cape 21,971 208
Siyathemba , Northern Cape 21,591 209
Hantam , Northern Cape 21,578 210
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16,6% of those 20+ have no schooling.

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According to Census 2011, Magareng Local Municipality has a total population of 24 204 people, of whom 80,0% are black African, 13,9% are coloured, 5,1% are white and 0,7% are Indian/Asian. The other population groups make up the remaining 0,3%. In this municipality. 41,7% of households are headed by females.

Of those aged 20 years and older, 5,0% have completed primary school, 32,6% have some secondary education, 24,0% have completed matric, and 3,5% have some form of higher education, while 16,6% of those aged 20 years and older have no form of schooling.

Group Percentage
Black African80%
Coloured13,9%
Indian/Asian0,7%
White5,1%
Other0,3%
Age Males Females
0-4 5,5% 5,6%
5-9 5,4% 4,9%
10-14 5,2% 4,8%
15-19 4,8% 4,8%
20-24 5% 4,6%
25-29 3,9% 4,1%
30-34 3,3% 3,8%
35-39 2,8% 3,2%
40-44 2,4% 2,8%
45-49 2,3% 2,3%
50-54 2,3% 2,4%
55-59 2% 2,2%
60-64 1,2% 1,7%
65-69 1% 1,3%
70-74 0,7% 1,1%
75-79 0,4% 0,7%
80-84 0,2% 0,4%
85+ 0,2% 0,3%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 21,2%
English 1,9%
IsiNdebele 1,3%
IsiXhosa 3,6%
IsiZulu 1%
Sepedi 0,3%
Sesotho 2,2%
Setswana 67,1%
Sign Language 0,3%
SiSwati 0%
Tshivenda 0,1%
Xitsonga 0,2%
Other 0.4%
Not Applicable 0,1%
Group Percentage
Married 18,2%
Living together like married partners 7,6%
Never married 69,4%
Widower/Widow 3,6%
Separated 0,4%
Divorced 0,8%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 3,2%
Some Primary 46,1%
Completed Primary 5,9%
Some Secondary 30,3%
Completed Secondary 14,1%
Higher Education 0,4%
Not Applicable 0,1%
Sex Percentage
Female 51,5%
Male 48,5%
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85,0% Use electricity for lighting.

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There are 6 120 households in the municipality, with an average household size of 3,9 persons per household. 49,3% of households have access to piped water either in their dwelling or in the yard. 85,0% of households have access to electricity for lighting.

Area Percentage
Urban 93,3%
Tribal/Traditional 0%
Farm 6,7%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 82% 18%
Computer 11,5% 88,5%
Television 72,8% 27,2%
Satellite Television 15,4% 84,6%
Radio 69,3% 30,7%
Landline / Telephone 9,4% 90,6%
Motor Car 19,4% 80,6%
Refrigerator 70,8% 29,2%
Electric / Gas-Stove 80,9% 19,1%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 79,4% 68% 85%
Gas 4,2% 1,5% 0,3%
Paraffin 10,4% 6,1% 1,1%
Solar 0,1% 0,1% 0,2%
Candles 0% 0% 13,2%
Wood 5,3% 14,9% 0%
Coal 0% 0,3% 0%
Animal Dung 0% 0% 0%
Other 0,1% 0% 0%
None 0,3% 9% 0,3%
Access Percentage
From Home 2,9%
From Cellphone 17,5%
From Work 1,4%
From Elsewhere 1,7%
No Access 76,6%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 12,5%
Owned and fully paid off 54,7%
Owned but not yet paid off 3,9%
Occupied rent free 21,3%
Other 7,6%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 84,5%
Borehole 6,7%
Spring 0,1%
Rain water tank 0,4%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 0,1%
River/Stream 0,3%
Water vendor 0,2%
Water tanker 3,7%
Other 4,1%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 4,3%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 81,2%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 2,4%
Chemical toilet 0%
Pit toilet with ventilation 6,4%
Pit toilet without ventilation 5%
Bucket toilet 0,3%
Other 0,4%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 63,3%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 2,2%
Communal refuse dump 0,6%
Own refuse dump 26,7%
No rubbish disposal 6,4%
Other 0,8%
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51,8% Youth unemployment rate.

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6 239 people are economically active (employed or unemployed but looking for work), and of these, 41,2% are unemployed. Of the 7 180 economically active youth (15 – 35 years) in the area, 49,0% are unemployed.

Employment Status Number
Employed 3669
Unemployed 2570
Discouraged Work Seeker 1304
Not Economically Active 7515
Income Percentage
None income 15,3%
R1 - R4,800 4,8%
R4,801 - R9,600 7,8%
R9,601 - R19,600 23,5%
R19,601 - R38,200 23,4%
R38,201 - R76,4000 11,8%
R76,401 - R153,800 7,2%
R153,801 - R307,600 4,1%
R307,601 - R614,400 1,6%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,2%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,2%
R2,457,601+ 0,1%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 274
Poultry production 518
Vegetable production 256
Production of other crops 272
Other 221

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 0
Animals only 541
Mixed farming 124
Other 61

**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 296
R1-R4 800 20
R4 801-R38 400 587
R38 401-R307 200 138
R307 201+ 16
Unspecified 24

Place names

Places in Magareng Municipality

Key Statistics 2011

Total population24,204
Young (0-14)31,4%
Working Age (15-64)62,2%
Elderly (65+)6,4%
Dependency ratio60,7
Sex ratio94,1
Growth rate1,08% (2001-2011)
Population density16 persons/km2
Unemployment rate41,2%
Youth unemployment rate51,8%
No schooling aged 20+16,6%
Higher education aged 20+3,5%
Matric aged 20+24%
Number of households6,120
Number of Agricultural households1,082
Average household size3,9
Female headed households41,7%
Formal dwellings87,1%
Housing owned/paying off58,6%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage81,2%
Weekly refuse removal63,3%
Piped water inside dwelling37%
Electricity for lighting85%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population21,733
Young (0-14)32,9%
Working Age (15-64)62,2%
Elderly (65+)6,1%
Dependency ratio63,7%
Sex ratio89,4
Growth rate-0,66% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate51,8%
Youth unemployment rate63,2%
No schooling aged 20+24,2%
Higher education aged 20+2,7%
Matric aged 20+13,9%
Number of households5,726
Average household size3,7
Female headed households37,2%
Formal dwellings78,9%
Housing owned/paying off61%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage73,1%
Weekly refuse removal34,3%
Piped water inside dwelling23,1%
Electricity for lighting79,8%