Metsimaholo

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Total population is 149, 108.

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MetsimaholoLocal Municipality is one of the local municipalities that fall under the FezileDabi District in the Free State province, and is one of the four local municipalities.The major cities are Deneysville, Kragbron, Oranjeville and Sasolburg. (http://www.localgovernment.co.za/south-africa/local-municipality/40/metsimaholo-local-municipality)

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Metsimaholo , Free State 149,108 76
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5,7% of those 20+ have no schooling.

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The Metsimaholo Local Municipality has a total population of 149 108people, of which 82,3% are black African,0,7% are coloured, and 16,4% are white. The Indian/Asian population makes up 0,3%of the population, and 0,3% are made up by the remaining groups.

Of the people aged 20 and older, 35,8% have some form of secondary schooling, and only 29,9% have matric. In the municipality, 5,7% of people have no schooling and 12% have some form of primary schooling.

Group Percentage
Black African82,3%
Coloured0,7%
Indian/Asian0,3%
White16,4%
Other0,3%
Age Males Females
0-4 5,2% 5,1%
5-9 4,2% 4,1%
10-14 3,9% 3,7%
15-19 4,3% 4,1%
20-24 5,7% 4,8%
25-29 6,1% 4,7%
30-34 5,2% 4,1%
35-39 4,2% 3,5%
40-44 3,4% 3,1%
45-49 2,7% 2,7%
50-54 2,2% 2,3%
55-59 1,8% 1,8%
60-64 1,3% 1,3%
65-69 0,8% 1%
70-74 0,5% 0,7%
75-79 0,3% 0,4%
80-84 0,1% 0,2%
85+ 0,1% 0,2%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 16,2%
English 3,3%
IsiNdebele 0,3%
IsiXhosa 7,4%
IsiZulu 5,8%
Sepedi 1,6%
Sesotho 57,9%
Setswana 1%
Sign Language 1,2%
SiSwati 0,2%
Tshivenda 0,4%
Xitsonga 0,5%
Other 0.8%
Not Applicable 3,2%
Group Percentage
Married 27%
Living together like married partners 8,9%
Never married 57,4%
Widower/Widow 4,1%
Separated 1,2%
Divorced 1,3%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 3,2%
Some Primary 38,8%
Completed Primary 5,8%
Some Secondary 33,8%
Completed Secondary 13,9%
Higher Education 2,2%
Not Applicable 2,3%
Sex Percentage
Female 47,9%
Male 52,1%
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86,4% Use electricity for lighting.

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There are 45 757 households in the Metsimaholo Local Municipality, with an average household size of 3,1 persons per household.

Of those household, 22,1% have access to piped water inside the yard whereas 71,7% have access to piped water inside their dwelling. Only 0,9% of the households do not have access to piped water.

Area Percentage
Urban 98,2%
Tribal/Traditional 0%
Farm 1,8%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 92,5% 7,5%
Computer 23,3% 76,7%
Television 78,8% 21,2%
Satellite Television 31,5% 68,5%
Radio 77,4% 22,6%
Landline / Telephone 12,9% 87,1%
Motor Car 33,9% 66,1%
Refrigerator 74,4% 25,6%
Electric / Gas-Stove 84,1% 15,9%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 83,1% 67,7% 86,4%
Gas 6,3% 5,4% 0,2%
Paraffin 8,7% 5,1% 3%
Solar 0,1% 0,3% 0,2%
Candles 0% 0% 10%
Wood 1% 3,4% 0%
Coal 0,3% 4,4% 0%
Animal Dung 0,1% 0,2% 0%
Other 0,1% 0% 0%
None 0,2% 13,4% 0,2%
Access Percentage
From Home 8,2%
From Cellphone 19,5%
From Work 5,1%
From Elsewhere 8,3%
No Access 58,9%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 22,3%
Owned and fully paid off 43%
Owned but not yet paid off 14,3%
Occupied rent free 17,3%
Other 3,1%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 95,6%
Borehole 2,3%
Spring 0%
Rain water tank 0,1%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 0,2%
River/Stream 0,1%
Water vendor 0,2%
Water tanker 0,7%
Other 0,8%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 1,3%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 74%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 1,5%
Chemical toilet 0,5%
Pit toilet with ventilation 0,4%
Pit toilet without ventilation 16,3%
Bucket toilet 3,4%
Other 2,6%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 78,9%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 1,1%
Communal refuse dump 3,2%
Own refuse dump 12,7%
No rubbish disposal 3,5%
Other 0,7%
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41,6% Youth unemployment rate.

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A total of44 261 people are employed, while 3 008 are discouraged work-seekers. According to Census 2011, 20 948 people are unemployed; making the unemployment rate stand at 32,1%.

Employment Status Number
Employed 44261
Unemployed 20948
Discouraged Work Seeker 3008
Not Economically Active 35146
Income Percentage
None income 13,2%
R1 - R4,800 4,8%
R4,801 - R9,600 7,1%
R9,601 - R19,600 14,9%
R19,601 - R38,200 19%
R38,201 - R76,4000 14,1%
R76,401 - R153,800 10,2%
R153,801 - R307,600 8,8%
R307,601 - R614,400 5,4%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 1,8%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,4%
R2,457,601+ 0,3%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 855
Poultry production 1,415
Vegetable production 3,246
Production of other crops 1,373
Other 921

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 0
Animals only 1,385
Mixed farming 548
Other 366

**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 1,604
R1-R4 800 195
R4 801-R38 400 2,591
R38 401-R307 200 996
R307 201+ 150
Unspecified 135

Place names

Places in Metsimaholo Municipality

Key Statistics 2011

Total population149,108
Young (0-14)26,3%
Working Age (15-64)69,3%
Elderly (65+)4,4%
Dependency ratio44,3
Sex ratio108,6
Growth rate2,51% (2001-2011)
Population density87 persons/km2
Unemployment rate32,1%
Youth unemployment rate41,6%
No schooling aged 20+5,7%
Higher education aged 20+12,4%
Matric aged 20+29,8%
Number of households45,757
Number of Agricultural households5,672
Average household size3,1
Female headed households32,5%
Formal dwellings83,9%
Housing owned/paying off57,3%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage74%
Weekly refuse removal78,9%
Piped water inside dwelling71,7%
Electricity for lighting86,4%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population115,955
Young (0-14)27,7%
Working Age (15-64)69,3%
Elderly (65+)3,7%
Dependency ratio45,7%
Sex ratio104,4
Growth rate1,62% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate37%
Youth unemployment rate47,7%
No schooling aged 20+10,7%
Higher education aged 20+8,3%
Matric aged 20+22,2%
Number of households32,260
Average household size3,3
Female headed households32%
Formal dwellings63,6%
Housing owned/paying off43,2%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage69%
Weekly refuse removal61,1%
Piped water inside dwelling43,2%
Electricity for lighting77,7%