Matjhabeng

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Total Population 406, 461.

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Matjhabeng Local Municipality is one of the local municipalities under Lejweleputswa District in the Free State province and is one of five local municipalities.The major cities are Allanridge, Hennenman, Odendaalsrus, Ventersburg, Virginia and Welkom.(http://www.localgovernment.co.za/south-africa/local-municipality/44/matjhabeng-local-municipality)

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Makhado , Limpopo 516,031 8
Madibeng , North West 477,381 9
King Sabata Dalindyebo , Eastern Cape 451,710 10
Matjhabeng , Free State 406,461 11
City of Matlosana , North West 398,676 12
Emalahleni , Mpumalanga 395,466 13
Nkomazi , Mpumalanga 393,030 14
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4,6% of those 20+ have no schooling.

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The Matjhabeng Local Municipality has a total population of 406 461people, of which 87,7% are black African.The coloured population makes up 2,1%, and 9,6% are white.

Of the people aged 20 and older, 38,8% have some form of secondary schooling and only 28,1% have matric. In the municipality, 4,6% of people have no schooling and 14% have some form of primary schooling.

Group Percentage
Black African87,7%
Coloured2,1%
Indian/Asian0,4%
White9,6%
Other0,2%
Age Males Females
0-4 5,2% 5,2%
5-9 4,3% 4,3%
10-14 4,2% 4,1%
15-19 4,5% 4,6%
20-24 5,4% 5,1%
25-29 5% 4,5%
30-34 3,9% 3,7%
35-39 3,1% 3,4%
40-44 2,9% 3,4%
45-49 3,2% 3,2%
50-54 2,8% 2,7%
55-59 1,9% 2%
60-64 1,2% 1,4%
65-69 0,8% 1%
70-74 0,5% 0,8%
75-79 0,3% 0,6%
80-84 0,1% 0,3%
85+ 0,1% 0,2%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 11,9%
English 3,5%
IsiNdebele 0,3%
IsiXhosa 11,9%
IsiZulu 1,7%
Sepedi 0,3%
Sesotho 62,2%
Setswana 1,7%
Sign Language 1,2%
SiSwati 0,2%
Tshivenda 0,1%
Xitsonga 1,1%
Other 1%
Not Applicable 2,8%
Group Percentage
Married 25,3%
Living together like married partners 8,1%
Never married 59,4%
Widower/Widow 4,9%
Separated 1%
Divorced 1,3%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 3,5%
Some Primary 38%
Completed Primary 5,8%
Some Secondary 35,1%
Completed Secondary 13,7%
Higher Education 2%
Not Applicable 1,9%
Sex Percentage
Female 50,4%
Male 49,6%
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91,1% Use electricity for lighting.

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There are 123 195 households in the Matjhabeng Local Municipality, with an average household size of 3,1 persons per household.

Of those households, 36% have access to piped water inside the yard whereas 54,8% have access to piped water inside their dwelling. Only 2% of the households do not have access to piped water.

Area Percentage
Urban 97,7%
Tribal/Traditional 0%
Farm 2,3%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 89,6% 10,4%
Computer 18,4% 81,6%
Television 81,5% 18,5%
Satellite Television 26,8% 73,2%
Radio 75,1% 24,9%
Landline / Telephone 10,9% 89,1%
Motor Car 28,5% 71,5%
Refrigerator 73,9% 26,1%
Electric / Gas-Stove 85,5% 14,5%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 87,7% 64,8% 91,1%
Gas 1,8% 2,8% 0,1%
Paraffin 9,4% 17,8% 2,5%
Solar 0,1% 0,2% 0,2%
Candles 0% 0% 5,9%
Wood 0,6% 3,3% 0%
Coal 0,1% 0,3% 0%
Animal Dung 0,1% 0,1% 0%
Other 0% 0% 0%
None 0,2% 10,7% 0,2%
Access Percentage
From Home 5,8%
From Cellphone 16,4%
From Work 2,8%
From Elsewhere 5,2%
No Access 69,8%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 23,3%
Owned and fully paid off 48,7%
Owned but not yet paid off 9,9%
Occupied rent free 15,3%
Other 2,8%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 95%
Borehole 2,3%
Spring 0%
Rain water tank 0,1%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 0,1%
River/Stream 0%
Water vendor 0,2%
Water tanker 0,3%
Other 1,9%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 2,5%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 81,1%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 0,8%
Chemical toilet 0,1%
Pit toilet with ventilation 0,4%
Pit toilet without ventilation 8,4%
Bucket toilet 4,4%
Other 2,2%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 86,3%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 1,1%
Communal refuse dump 1,2%
Own refuse dump 6,7%
No rubbish disposal 4%
Other 0,8%
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49,7% Youth unemployment rate.

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A total of99 650 people are employed while 13 290 are discouraged work-seekers. According to Census 2011, 58 524 people are unemployed;making the unemployment rate stand at 37%.

Of the youth aged 15–34, 39 442 are employed and 38 975 are unemployed.

Employment Status Number
Employed 99650
Unemployed 58524
Discouraged Work Seeker 13290
Not Economically Active 105159
Income Percentage
None income 16,3%
R1 - R4,800 5,4%
R4,801 - R9,600 7,4%
R9,601 - R19,600 17,4%
R19,601 - R38,200 18,2%
R38,201 - R76,4000 15,3%
R76,401 - R153,800 9,5%
R153,801 - R307,600 6,5%
R307,601 - R614,400 3,1%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,7%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,2%
R2,457,601+ 0,2%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 2,984
Poultry production 4,240
Vegetable production 8,066
Production of other crops 4,703
Other 3,022

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 0
Animals only 4,483
Mixed farming 1,654
Other 1,177

**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 4,982
R1-R4 800 741
R4 801-R38 400 7,526
R38 401-R307 200 2,951
R307 201+ 277
Unspecified 334

Place names

Places in Matjhabeng Municipality

Key Statistics 2011

Total population406,461
Young (0-14)27,3%
Working Age (15-64)68,1%
Elderly (65+)4,7%
Dependency ratio46,9
Sex ratio98,3
Growth rate-0,04% (2001-2011)
Population density79 persons/km2
Unemployment rate37%
Youth unemployment rate49,7%
No schooling aged 20+4,6%
Higher education aged 20+9%
Matric aged 20+28%
Number of households123,195
Number of Agricultural households16,810
Average household size3,1
Female headed households39,8%
Formal dwellings78,5%
Housing owned/paying off58,5%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage81,1%
Weekly refuse removal86,3%
Piped water inside dwelling54,8%
Electricity for lighting91,1%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population408,170
Young (0-14)28,3%
Working Age (15-64)68,1%
Elderly (65+)3,6%
Dependency ratio46,9%
Sex ratio96,4
Growth rate-3,11% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate46,5%
Youth unemployment rate60,3%
No schooling aged 20+12,3%
Higher education aged 20+5,7%
Matric aged 20+18%
Number of households120,289
Average household size3,1
Female headed households37,4%
Formal dwellings56,8%
Housing owned/paying off51,4%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage62,4%
Weekly refuse removal76,7%
Piped water inside dwelling25,9%
Electricity for lighting69,9%