Midvaal

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3,94% Growth rate

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Midvaal Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Sedibeng district of Gauteng. The name was given due to its geographical location. Midvaal lies between Johannesburg and the East Rand and the Vaal River and Vereeniging.

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5,2% of those aged 20 years and older have no form of schooling.

 

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According to Census 2011, Midvaal Local Municipality has a total population of 95 305, of which 58,4% are black African, 38,7% are white, 1,6% are coloured, and 0,6% are Indian/Asian. Of those aged 20 years and older, 3,6% have completed primary schooling, 34,4% have some secondary education, 32,3% have completed matric, and 15,3% have some form of higher education.

Group Percentage
Black African58,4%
Coloured1,6%
Indian/Asian0,8%
White38,7%
Other0,5%
Age Males Females
0-4 4,4% 4,4%
5-9 3,7% 3,6%
10-14 3,6% 3,4%
15-19 3,8% 4,2%
20-24 4,9% 4,4%
25-29 5,5% 4,5%
30-34 4,6% 3,8%
35-39 4,4% 3,7%
40-44 3,7% 3,4%
45-49 3,1% 3,1%
50-54 2,8% 2,5%
55-59 2,3% 2,2%
60-64 1,8% 1,7%
65-69 1,3% 1,3%
70-74 0,8% 0,9%
75-79 0,5% 0,5%
80-84 0,2% 0,3%
85+ 0,1% 0,3%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 30,2%
English 13,7%
IsiNdebele 0,9%
IsiXhosa 5,2%
IsiZulu 11,5%
Sepedi 1,8%
Sesotho 27,3%
Setswana 1,6%
Sign Language 0,6%
SiSwati 0,4%
Tshivenda 0,5%
Xitsonga 1,7%
Other 2.3%
Not Applicable 2,3%
Group Percentage
Married 33,4%
Living together like married partners 11,2%
Never married 49,3%
Widower/Widow 3,3%
Separated 0,7%
Divorced 2,1%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 3,2%
Some Primary 36,9%
Completed Primary 5,7%
Some Secondary 32,2%
Completed Secondary 14,9%
Higher Education 3,1%
Not Applicable 4%
Sex Percentage
Female 48,4%
Male 51,6%
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79,3% of households have access to electricity.

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There are 29 965 households in the municipality, with an average household size of 3,05. Of these households, 64,9% have access to piped water in their dwelling, 17,9% have water in their yard only and 4,2% of households do not have access to piped water.

Area Percentage
Urban 83,6%
Tribal/Traditional 0%
Farm 16,4%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 91,2% 8,8%
Computer 32,3% 67,7%
Television 75,4% 24,6%
Satellite Television 35,4% 64,6%
Radio 69,7% 30,3%
Landline / Telephone 17,3% 82,7%
Motor Car 47,3% 52,7%
Refrigerator 67,8% 32,2%
Electric / Gas-Stove 77,7% 22,3%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 71,9% 59,1% 79,3%
Gas 8,8% 7,9% 0,4%
Paraffin 15,6% 5,1% 4,3%
Solar 0,2% 0,4% 0,3%
Candles 0% 0% 15,3%
Wood 2,9% 11,6% 0%
Coal 0,3% 1,8% 0%
Animal Dung 0,1% 0,1% 0%
Other 0,1% 0% 0%
None 0,1% 14% 0,4%
Access Percentage
From Home 12,6%
From Cellphone 14,6%
From Work 7,3%
From Elsewhere 3,3%
No Access 62,2%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 24,4%
Owned and fully paid off 23,9%
Owned but not yet paid off 18,7%
Occupied rent free 29,3%
Other 3,7%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 75,8%
Borehole 18,6%
Spring 0,2%
Rain water tank 0,1%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 0,2%
River/Stream 0,1%
Water vendor 0,4%
Water tanker 3,4%
Other 1,2%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 2%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 58%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 18,4%
Chemical toilet 6,2%
Pit toilet with ventilation 1,6%
Pit toilet without ventilation 10,3%
Bucket toilet 2,2%
Other 1,4%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 82,1%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 1%
Communal refuse dump 1,9%
Own refuse dump 10,6%
No rubbish disposal 3,2%
Other 1,2%
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25,4% Youth unemployment rate

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A total of 45 956 people are economically active (employed or unemployed but looking for work), and of these, 18,8% are unemployed. Of the 21 439 economically active youth (15–34 years) in the area, 25,4% are unemployed.

Employment Status Number
Employed 37336
Unemployed 8620
Discouraged Work Seeker 1939
Not Economically Active 19287
Income Percentage
None income 14,5%
R1 - R4,800 3,2%
R4,801 - R9,600 4,9%
R9,601 - R19,600 14,8%
R19,601 - R38,200 16,4%
R38,201 - R76,4000 12,4%
R76,401 - R153,800 10,3%
R153,801 - R307,600 10,9%
R307,601 - R614,400 8,3%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 3,1%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,7%
R2,457,601+ 0,5%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 1,205
Poultry production 1,818
Vegetable production 2,118
Production of other crops 820
Other 984

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 0
Animals only 1,635
Mixed farming 819
Other 353

**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 908
R1-R4 800 170
R4 801-R38 400 1,645
R38 401-R307 200 1,465
R307 201+ 370
Unspecified 202

Place names

Places in Midvaal Municipality

Key Statistics 2011

Total population95,301
Young (0-14)23,2%
Working Age (15-64)70,5%
Elderly (65+)6,3%
Dependency ratio41,9
Sex ratio106,6
Growth rate3,94% (2001-2011)
Population density55 persons/km2
Unemployment rate18,8%
Youth unemployment rate25,4%
No schooling aged 20+5,2%
Higher education aged 20+15,2%
Matric aged 20+32,1%
Number of households29,965
Number of Agricultural households4,759
Average household size3
Female headed households26,3%
Formal dwellings80,2%
Housing owned/paying off42,6%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage58%
Weekly refuse removal82,1%
Piped water inside dwelling64,9%
Electricity for lighting79,3%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population64,271
Young (0-14)23,8%
Working Age (15-64)70,5%
Elderly (65+)4,9%
Dependency ratio40,2%
Sex ratio104,7
Growth rate3,72% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate22,8%
Youth unemployment rate30,4%
No schooling aged 20+11,6%
Higher education aged 20+9,5%
Matric aged 20+25,3%
Number of households19,573
Average household size3,1
Female headed households24,7%
Formal dwellings80,8%
Housing owned/paying off40,4%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage49,6%
Weekly refuse removal50,2%
Piped water inside dwelling40,8%
Electricity for lighting62,9%