Mkhondo

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1,84% annual population growth

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Mkhondo Local Municipality is located in the Gert Sibande District in the Mpumalanga province. It is one of the seven local municipalities in this district. The major towns are Amsterdam and Piet Retief http://www.localgovernment.co.za/south-africa/local-municipality/151/mkhondo-local-municipality).

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18,1% of those aged 20 years and older have no form of schooling.

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Census 2011 reported that the Mkhondo Local Municipality has a total population of 171 982 people, of which 94,7% are black African, 3,7% are white, and 0,8% are Indian/Asian.

Of the people aged 20 years and older, 16,6% had some form of primary schooling. Over 29,1% had some form of secondary schooling, 25,6% had completed matric and 5,4% had some form of higher education. In the Mkhono Local Municipality, 18,1% of the population had no schooling and 5,2% had completed primary school.

Group Percentage
Black African94,7%
Coloured0,5%
Indian/Asian0,8%
White3,7%
Other0,2%
Age Males Females
0-4 6,4% 6,2%
5-9 6,1% 6,2%
10-14 5,9% 5,8%
15-19 5,8% 5,8%
20-24 4,9% 5,2%
25-29 4,2% 4,3%
30-34 3% 3,1%
35-39 2,7% 3%
40-44 2,2% 2,5%
45-49 1,8% 1,8%
50-54 1,4% 1,9%
55-59 1,2% 1,6%
60-64 0,9% 1,2%
65-69 0,5% 0,9%
70-74 0,4% 0,8%
75-79 0,2% 0,4%
80-84 0,2% 0,4%
85+ 0,1% 0,3%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 3,5%
English 2,4%
IsiNdebele 1%
IsiXhosa 0,1%
IsiZulu 88,2%
Sepedi 0,2%
Sesotho 0,1%
Setswana 0,6%
Sign Language 0,3%
SiSwati 1,8%
Tshivenda 0,1%
Xitsonga 0,1%
Other 0.6%
Not Applicable 0,9%
Group Percentage
Married 13,6%
Living together like married partners 7,7%
Never married 76,8%
Widower/Widow 1,4%
Separated 0,3%
Divorced 0,2%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 3,9%
Some Primary 45,9%
Completed Primary 7%
Some Secondary 30,1%
Completed Secondary 11,7%
Higher Education 0,6%
Not Applicable 0,8%
Sex Percentage
Female 52,2%
Male 47,8%
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66,8% of households have access to electricity for lighting.

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There are 37 433 households in the municipality with an average household size of 4,5 persons per household.

Census 2011 figures show that 30,9% of households have access to piped water in their dwelling and 27,7% have access to piped water in the yard. Only 21,5% of households do not have access to piped water.

66,8% of households have access to electricity for lighting.

Area Percentage
Urban 40,4%
Tribal/Traditional 18,4%
Farm 41,2%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 86% 14%
Computer 9,2% 90,8%
Television 64,1% 35,9%
Satellite Television 13,6% 86,4%
Radio 71,1% 28,9%
Landline / Telephone 4,4% 95,6%
Motor Car 18,8% 81,2%
Refrigerator 52,7% 47,3%
Electric / Gas-Stove 52,4% 47,6%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 41,3% 33,4% 66,8%
Gas 2,9% 1,5% 0,4%
Paraffin 3,1% 1,1% 0,2%
Solar 0,1% 0,1% 0,4%
Candles 0% 0% 31,8%
Wood 51,8% 54,2% 0%
Coal 0,5% 0,6% 0%
Animal Dung 0,1% 0,2% 0%
Other 0% 0% 0%
None 0,3% 8,8% 0,4%
Access Percentage
From Home 3,4%
From Cellphone 16,1%
From Work 1,9%
From Elsewhere 4,7%
No Access 74%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 18,2%
Owned and fully paid off 39,5%
Owned but not yet paid off 12,7%
Occupied rent free 24,6%
Other 5,1%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 60,8%
Borehole 18%
Spring 2,2%
Rain water tank 0,6%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 2,4%
River/Stream 7,2%
Water vendor 1,2%
Water tanker 4,9%
Other 2,6%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 12,9%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 39,5%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 2,6%
Chemical toilet 2,3%
Pit toilet with ventilation 5,5%
Pit toilet without ventilation 31,8%
Bucket toilet 0,6%
Other 4,9%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 33,8%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 0,7%
Communal refuse dump 2,8%
Own refuse dump 43,1%
No rubbish disposal 17,9%
Other 1,7%
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35,9% unemployment rate.

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A total of 29 523 people are employed while 8 599 are discouraged work-seekers. According to Census 2011, 27 818 people are unemployed; making the unemployment rate stand at 48,5%.

Of the youth aged 15–34, 14 797 are employed and 11 908 are unemployed. The youth unemployment rate is 44,6%.

Employment Status Number
Employed 30510
Unemployed 17123
Discouraged Work Seeker 6060
Not Economically Active 48086
Income Percentage
None income 15,1%
R1 - R4,800 5,4%
R4,801 - R9,600 10,4%
R9,601 - R19,600 22,2%
R19,601 - R38,200 21,6%
R38,201 - R76,4000 11,8%
R76,401 - R153,800 6,6%
R153,801 - R307,600 4,2%
R307,601 - R614,400 2,1%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,4%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,2%
R2,457,601+ 0,1%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 5,503
Poultry production 7,558
Vegetable production 6,117
Production of other crops 2,423
Other 1,316

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 3,732
Animals only 6,032
Mixed farming 3,692
Other 343

**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 4,088
R1-R4 800 582
R4 801-R38 400 7,581
R38 401-R307 200 1,129
R307 201+ 124
Unspecified 295

Key Statistics 2011

Total population171,982
Young (0-14)36,6%
Working Age (15-64)59,2%
Elderly (65+)4,2%
Dependency ratio69
Sex ratio91,7
Population growth rate1,84% (2001-2011)
Population density35 persons/km2
Unemployment rate35,9%
Youth unemployment rate44,6%
No schooling aged 20+18,1%
Higher education aged 20+5,4%
Matric aged 20+25,5%
Number of households37,433
Number of Agricultural households13,799
Average household size4,5
Female headed households45,3%
Formal dwellings65,2%
Housing owned/paying off52,1%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage39,5%
Weekly refuse removal33,8%
Piped water inside dwelling30,9%
Electricity for lighting66,8%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population143,077
Young (0-14)39,5%
Working Age (15-64)59,2%
Elderly (65+)4%
Dependency ratio76,9
Sex ratio90,4
Population growth rate7,09% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate45,8%
Youth unemployment rate53,8%
No schooling aged 20+33,7%
Higher education aged 20+3,6%
Matric aged 20+12,8%
Number of households27,888
Average household size4,9
Female headed households44,9%
Formal dwellings38,6%
Housing owned/paying off39,1%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage29,3%
Weekly refuse removal32%
Piped water inside dwelling18,2%
Electricity for lighting35,2%