Masilonyana

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According to Census 2011, the municipality has a total population of 63 334 people.

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Masilonyana Local Municipality is within the district of Lejweleputsa. The municipality comprises five urban centres, namely, Theunissen, Masilo, Brandfort, Majwemasweu, Soutpan, Ikgogosenf, Verkeerdevlei, Tshepong, Winburg and Makeleketla including their rural areas. The administrative headquarters is in Theunissen/Masilo. It is centrally located in the Free State.

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Inxuba Yethemba , Eastern Cape 65,560 153
Endumeni , KwaZulu-Natal 64,862 154
Sakhisizwe , Eastern Cape 63,582 155
Masilonyana , Free State 63,334 156
Mkhambathini , KwaZulu-Natal 63,142 157
Phokwane , Northern Cape 63,000 158
Bergrivier , Western Cape 61,897 159
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8,8% of those 20+ have no schooling.

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According to Census 2011, the municipality has a total population of 63 334 people of which 91,6% are black African, 6,7% are white people and with the other population groups making up the remaining 1,7%.

Of those aged 20 years and older, 7,6% have completed primary school, 34,7% have some secondary education, 23,2% have completed matric and 4,5% have some form of higher education.

Group Percentage
Black African91,6%
Coloured1,1%
Indian/Asian0,3%
White6,7%
Other0,3%
Age Males Females
0-4 5,4% 5,5%
5-9 5% 5%
10-14 4,6% 4,3%
15-19 4,5% 4,7%
20-24 4,9% 4,6%
25-29 4,4% 4%
30-34 3,9% 3,4%
35-39 3,3% 3,3%
40-44 3,4% 2,8%
45-49 3,1% 3,1%
50-54 2,7% 2,2%
55-59 1,8% 2%
60-64 1,2% 1,6%
65-69 0,8% 1,2%
70-74 0,6% 1%
75-79 0,4% 0,7%
80-84 0,2% 0,4%
85+ 0,2% 0,4%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 8,9%
English 2,5%
IsiNdebele 0,3%
IsiXhosa 10,1%
IsiZulu 0,5%
Sepedi 0,2%
Sesotho 62,5%
Setswana 6,5%
Sign Language 1,2%
SiSwati 0,1%
Tshivenda 0%
Xitsonga 0,2%
Other 0.5%
Not Applicable 6,6%
Group Percentage
Married 22,8%
Living together like married partners 8,8%
Never married 61,7%
Widower/Widow 4,9%
Separated 1,1%
Divorced 0,8%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 4%
Some Primary 42,6%
Completed Primary 7%
Some Secondary 32,1%
Completed Secondary 10%
Higher Education 0,6%
Not Applicable 3,7%
Sex Percentage
Female 49,5%
Male 50,5%
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93,2% Use electricity for lighting.

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There are 17 575 households in the municipality, with an average household size of 3,3 persons per household. 28,9% of households have access to piped water either in their dwelling or in the yard. Only 2,4% of households do not have access to piped water.

 

Area Percentage
Urban 88,2%
Tribal/Traditional 0%
Farm 11,8%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 82,7% 17,3%
Computer 11% 89%
Television 75% 25%
Satellite Television 19% 81%
Radio 72,6% 27,4%
Landline / Telephone 6,9% 93,1%
Motor Car 18,1% 81,9%
Refrigerator 71,2% 28,8%
Electric / Gas-Stove 86,5% 13,5%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 88,4% 55,3% 93,2%
Gas 2% 2,2% 0,1%
Paraffin 6,6% 17,9% 0,5%
Solar 0,1% 0,2% 0,3%
Candles 0% 0% 5,7%
Wood 2,1% 8,6% 0%
Coal 0,1% 0,5% 0%
Animal Dung 0,5% 0,9% 0%
Other 0% 0% 0%
None 0,2% 14,4% 0,1%
Access Percentage
From Home 2,9%
From Cellphone 15,3%
From Work 1,7%
From Elsewhere 2,7%
No Access 77,3%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 19,2%
Owned and fully paid off 54,6%
Owned but not yet paid off 7,6%
Occupied rent free 15,3%
Other 3,2%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 88,9%
Borehole 7,1%
Spring 0,1%
Rain water tank 0,3%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 0,6%
River/Stream 0%
Water vendor 0,3%
Water tanker 1%
Other 1,8%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 3,3%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 70,5%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 5,1%
Chemical toilet 0,2%
Pit toilet with ventilation 0,8%
Pit toilet without ventilation 3,2%
Bucket toilet 16,1%
Other 0,8%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 53,9%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 7,3%
Communal refuse dump 0,7%
Own refuse dump 30%
No rubbish disposal 7,2%
Other 1%
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49,8% Youth unemployment rate.

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There are 18 633 economically active (employed or unemployed but looking for work) people, and of these 38,8% are unemployed. Of the 9 661 economically active youth (15–34 years) in the area.

Employment Status Number
Employed 11406
Unemployed 7227
Discouraged Work Seeker 2763
Not Economically Active 19381
Income Percentage
None income 14,8%
R1 - R4,800 5,9%
R4,801 - R9,600 9%
R9,601 - R19,600 23,4%
R19,601 - R38,200 22,3%
R38,201 - R76,4000 13%
R76,401 - R153,800 6,1%
R153,801 - R307,600 3,3%
R307,601 - R614,400 1,5%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,4%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,2%
R2,457,601+ 0,2%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 1,119
Poultry production 1,074
Vegetable production 1,255
Production of other crops 1,796
Other 625

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 0
Animals only 1,486
Mixed farming 378
Other 259

**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 1,214
R1-R4 800 152
R4 801-R38 400 2,236
R38 401-R307 200 637
R307 201+ 87
Unspecified 102

Place names

Places in Masilonyana Municipality

Key Statistics 2011

Total population63,334
Young (0-14)29,8%
Working Age (15-64)64,4%
Elderly (65+)5,8%
Dependency ratio55,3
Sex ratio101,9
Growth rate-0,17% (2001-2011)
Population density9 persons/km2
Unemployment rate38,8%
Youth unemployment rate49,8%
No schooling aged 20+8,8%
Higher education aged 20+4,5%
Matric aged 20+23,1%
Number of households17,575
Number of Agricultural households4,428
Average household size3,3
Female headed households42,7%
Formal dwellings82,9%
Housing owned/paying off62,3%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage70,5%
Weekly refuse removal53,9%
Piped water inside dwelling28,9%
Electricity for lighting93,2%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population64,409
Young (0-14)29,8%
Working Age (15-64)64,4%
Elderly (65+)5,4%
Dependency ratio54,2%
Sex ratio102,4
Growth rate-0,44% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate42,1%
Youth unemployment rate54,4%
No schooling aged 20+18,8%
Higher education aged 20+3,5%
Matric aged 20+12,3%
Number of households17,064
Average household size3,1
Female headed households35,4%
Formal dwellings67%
Housing owned/paying off60,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage33,7%
Weekly refuse removal43,1%
Piped water inside dwelling19,3%
Electricity for lighting75,9%