Mogale City

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According to Census 2011, Mogale City Local Municipality has a total population of 362 422

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Mogale City Local Municipality is situated at the western side of Gauteng province. It also forms part of the broader West Rand District Municipality, which consists of four local municipalities, namely Randfontein, Westonaria, Mogale City and Merafong City.

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Mogale City , Gauteng 362,422 17
Maluti a Phofung , Free State 335,784 18
Greater Tubatse , Limpopo 335,676 19
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4,7% of those aged 20 years and older have no form of schooling.

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According to Census 2011, Mogale City Local Municipality has a total population of 820 995 of people, of which 75,6% are black African, 21,0% are white, 0,8% are coloured, and 2,2% are Indian/Asian. Of those aged 20 years and older, 4,0% have completed primary school, 35,0% have some secondary education, 32,6% have completed matric, and 14,2%have some form of higher education.

Group Percentage
Black African75,6%
Coloured0,8%
Indian/Asian2,2%
White21%
Other0,5%
Age Males Females
0-4 4,7% 4,7%
5-9 3,7% 3,8%
10-14 3,5% 3,4%
15-19 3,8% 3,8%
20-24 6% 4,9%
25-29 6% 5,3%
30-34 5,1% 4,4%
35-39 4,3% 3,8%
40-44 3,4% 3,4%
45-49 2,9% 2,9%
50-54 2,4% 2,6%
55-59 1,9% 2%
60-64 1,3% 1,4%
65-69 0,8% 0,9%
70-74 0,6% 0,7%
75-79 0,3% 0,4%
80-84 0,2% 0,3%
85+ 0,1% 0,2%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 16,8%
English 9,5%
IsiNdebele 1,6%
IsiXhosa 8,5%
IsiZulu 11%
Sepedi 3,9%
Sesotho 5,5%
Setswana 31%
Sign Language 0,5%
SiSwati 0,5%
Tshivenda 2,3%
Xitsonga 4,3%
Other 2.5%
Not Applicable 2,2%
Group Percentage
Married 26,6%
Living together like married partners 11,4%
Never married 56,9%
Widower/Widow 2,7%
Separated 0,6%
Divorced 1,8%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 3,5%
Some Primary 35,8%
Completed Primary 5,5%
Some Secondary 31,3%
Completed Secondary 17%
Higher Education 3,3%
Not Applicable 3,6%
Sex Percentage
Female 49%
Male 51%
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85,9% households have access to electricity.

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There are 117 373 households in the municipality with an average of 2,9 persons per household. A total of 54,8% households have access to piped water in their dwelling, 32,5% have water in their yard, and only 2,9% households do not have access to piped water.

Area Percentage
Urban 92,9%
Tribal/Traditional 0%
Farm 7,1%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 92,4% 7,6%
Computer 26% 74%
Television 78,3% 21,7%
Satellite Television 30% 70%
Radio 69,2% 30,8%
Landline / Telephone 16,3% 83,7%
Motor Car 36,2% 63,8%
Refrigerator 68,1% 31,9%
Electric / Gas-Stove 81,9% 18,1%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 82,4% 73,7% 85,9%
Gas 3,6% 4,2% 0,2%
Paraffin 12,2% 4,8% 2,3%
Solar 0,1% 0,2% 0,2%
Candles 0% 0% 11,2%
Wood 1,2% 6,3% 0%
Coal 0,2% 1,3% 0%
Animal Dung 0% 0,1% 0%
Other 0,2% 0% 0%
None 0,2% 9,3% 0,3%
Access Percentage
From Home 9,9%
From Cellphone 17%
From Work 6,8%
From Elsewhere 6,1%
No Access 60,1%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 36,7%
Owned and fully paid off 24%
Owned but not yet paid off 15%
Occupied rent free 21,9%
Other 2,4%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 86,4%
Borehole 8,7%
Spring 0,1%
Rain water tank 0,2%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 0,5%
River/Stream 0,1%
Water vendor 0,7%
Water tanker 2,2%
Other 1,1%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 2%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 78,2%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 5,8%
Chemical toilet 2,9%
Pit toilet with ventilation 2,3%
Pit toilet without ventilation 4,8%
Bucket toilet 3,2%
Other 0,8%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 79,6%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 1,8%
Communal refuse dump 2,6%
Own refuse dump 11,7%
No rubbish disposal 3,5%
Other 0,7%
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32,3% youth unemployment rate

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134 635 people are economically active (employed or unemployed but looking for work), and of these, 24,6% are unemployed. Of the 60 706 economically active youth (15–34 years) in the area, 32,3% are unemployed.

Employment Status Number
Employed 134635
Unemployed 43846
Discouraged Work Seeker 8197
Not Economically Active 73240
Income Percentage
None income 15,5%
R1 - R4,800 3,6%
R4,801 - R9,600 5,6%
R9,601 - R19,600 14,2%
R19,601 - R38,200 18,6%
R38,201 - R76,4000 14,1%
R76,401 - R153,800 10,2%
R153,801 - R307,600 8,5%
R307,601 - R614,400 6%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 2,5%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,7%
R2,457,601+ 0,4%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 1,757
Poultry production 2,524
Vegetable production 3,456
Production of other crops 1,740
Other 3,869

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 0
Animals only 1,682
Mixed farming 1,646
Other 1,383

**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 1,574
R1-R4 800 246
R4 801-R38 400 2,796
R38 401-R307 200 2,083
R307 201+ 542
Unspecified 287

Place names

Places in Mogale City Municipality

Key Statistics 2011

Total population362,422
Young (0-14)23,7%
Working Age (15-64)71,7%
Elderly (65+)4,6%
Dependency ratio39,4
Sex ratio104,2
Growth rate2,04% (2001-2011)
Population density270 persons/km2
Unemployment rate24,6%
Youth unemployment rate32,3%
No schooling aged 20+4,7%
Higher education aged 20+14,1%
Matric aged 20+32,6%
Number of households117,373
Number of Agricultural households7,528
Average household size2,9
Female headed households31,2%
Formal dwellings73,5%
Housing owned/paying off39%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage78,2%
Weekly refuse removal79,7%
Piped water inside dwelling54,8%
Electricity for lighting85,9%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population295,505
Young (0-14)23,9%
Working Age (15-64)71,7%
Elderly (65+)4%
Dependency ratio38,6%
Sex ratio106
Growth rate5,32% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate33,6%
Youth unemployment rate41,4%
No schooling aged 20+9,8%
Higher education aged 20+9,4%
Matric aged 20+26,2%
Number of households85,194
Average household size3,1
Female headed households32,1%
Formal dwellings69,3%
Housing owned/paying off46,7%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage69,9%
Weekly refuse removal70,3%
Piped water inside dwelling37,9%
Electricity for lighting79,4%