Mohokare

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According to Census 2011, Mohokare Local Municipality has a total population of 34,146 people.

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The Mohokare Local Municipality, in the Xhariep District is situated in the south-eastern Free State. The district has three local municipalities. The towns in the Mohokare municipal area are Zastron, Smithfield and Rouxville.

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Mohokare , Free State 34,146 197
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11% of those 20+ have no schooling.

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According to Census 2011, Mohokare Local Municipality has a total population of 34,146 people, of which 90,8% are black African, 6,5% are white people and with the other population groups making up the remaining 2,7%.Of those aged 20 years and older, 7,6% have completed primary school, 31,7% have some secondary education, 17,9% have completed matric, 6,1% have some form of higher education.

Group Percentage
Black African90,8%
Coloured2,3%
Indian/Asian0,3%
White6,5%
Other0,2%
Age Males Females
0-4 5,9% 5,6%
5-9 5,4% 5,7%
10-14 4,9% 4,6%
15-19 4,7% 4,8%
20-24 5% 4,8%
25-29 4,2% 4,5%
30-34 3,3% 3,4%
35-39 2,8% 3,3%
40-44 2,4% 2,8%
45-49 2,1% 2,1%
50-54 1,7% 2,2%
55-59 1,6% 2,1%
60-64 1,3% 1,7%
65-69 0,9% 1,1%
70-74 0,8% 1,2%
75-79 0,3% 0,9%
80-84 0,2% 0,5%
85+ 0,1% 0,4%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 8,8%
English 1,1%
IsiNdebele 0,1%
IsiXhosa 23,1%
IsiZulu 0,2%
Sepedi 0,1%
Sesotho 63%
Setswana 0,4%
Sign Language 1%
SiSwati 0%
Tshivenda 0%
Xitsonga 0%
Other 0.5%
Not Applicable 1,7%
Group Percentage
Married 18,9%
Living together like married partners 9,4%
Never married 65,1%
Widower/Widow 4,7%
Separated 1%
Divorced 0,8%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 4,3%
Some Primary 47,2%
Completed Primary 7,4%
Some Secondary 32,3%
Completed Secondary 6,7%
Higher Education 0,6%
Not Applicable 1,6%
Sex Percentage
Female 52,2%
Male 47,8%
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89,7% Use electricity for lighting.

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There are 10 793 households in the municipality, with an average household size of 3,1 persons per household. 37,2% of households have access to piped water either in their dwelling or in the yard. Only 1,2% of households do not have access to piped water.

 

Area Percentage
Urban 82,7%
Tribal/Traditional 0%
Farm 17,3%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 82,8% 17,2%
Computer 11% 89%
Television 71,3% 28,7%
Satellite Television 17,2% 82,8%
Radio 72,9% 27,1%
Landline / Telephone 7,5% 92,5%
Motor Car 18,4% 81,6%
Refrigerator 64,4% 35,6%
Electric / Gas-Stove 81,1% 18,9%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 76% 28,6% 89,7%
Gas 5,1% 3,1% 0,1%
Paraffin 12,3% 40,7% 1,5%
Solar 0,1% 0,1% 0,4%
Candles 0% 0% 8,1%
Wood 5,4% 18% 0%
Coal 0,1% 0,9% 0%
Animal Dung 0,6% 0,8% 0%
Other 0% 0% 0%
None 0,3% 7,9% 0,2%
Access Percentage
From Home 3,8%
From Cellphone 12,6%
From Work 2,6%
From Elsewhere 3,9%
No Access 77,1%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 24,8%
Owned and fully paid off 32,4%
Owned but not yet paid off 11,9%
Occupied rent free 28,1%
Other 2,8%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 78,5%
Borehole 14,6%
Spring 0,2%
Rain water tank 1,2%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 1,3%
River/Stream 0,2%
Water vendor 0,2%
Water tanker 3%
Other 0,8%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 7,6%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 70,6%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 2%
Chemical toilet 0%
Pit toilet with ventilation 3,2%
Pit toilet without ventilation 3,7%
Bucket toilet 11,9%
Other 1,1%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 63%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 6,5%
Communal refuse dump 2,4%
Own refuse dump 24,3%
No rubbish disposal 2,4%
Other 1,3%
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40% Youth unemployment rate.

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There are 11 190 economically active (employed or unemployed but looking for work) people, and of these 31,4% are unemployed. Of the 5 810 economically active youth (15–34 years) in the area, 40,0% are unemployed.

Employment Status Number
Employed 7672
Unemployed 3518
Discouraged Work Seeker 1571
Not Economically Active 8200
Income Percentage
None income 11%
R1 - R4,800 6,1%
R4,801 - R9,600 10,2%
R9,601 - R19,600 26,8%
R19,601 - R38,200 21,9%
R38,201 - R76,4000 9,9%
R76,401 - R153,800 7,2%
R153,801 - R307,600 4,3%
R307,601 - R614,400 1,8%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,5%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,2%
R2,457,601+ 0,2%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 1,188
Poultry production 610
Vegetable production 685
Production of other crops 369
Other 208

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 0
Animals only 1,366
Mixed farming 239
Other 69

**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 432
R1-R4 800 89
R4 801-R38 400 1,434
R38 401-R307 200 358
R307 201+ 88
Unspecified 21

Place names

Places in Mohokare Municipality

Key Statistics 2011

Total population34,146
Young (0-14)32,2%
Working Age (15-64)61,4%
Elderly (65+)6,4%
Dependency ratio62,9
Sex ratio91,5
Growth rate-0,62% (2001-2011)
Population density4 persons/km2
Unemployment rate31,4%
Youth unemployment rate40%
No schooling aged 20+11%
Higher education aged 20+6,1%
Matric aged 20+17,9%
Number of households10,793
Number of Agricultural households2,423
Average household size3,1
Female headed households41,9%
Formal dwellings86,6%
Housing owned/paying off44,3%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage70,5%
Weekly refuse removal63%
Piped water inside dwelling37,2%
Electricity for lighting89,7%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population36,321
Young (0-14)31,7%
Working Age (15-64)61,4%
Elderly (65+)5,7%
Dependency ratio59,8%
Sex ratio104,8
Growth rate0,05% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate35,9%
Youth unemployment rate47,5%
No schooling aged 20+25,2%
Higher education aged 20+5,2%
Matric aged 20+12,4%
Number of households9,403
Average household size3,5
Female headed households38,4%
Formal dwellings77,9%
Housing owned/paying off53%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage54,4%
Weekly refuse removal60,5%
Piped water inside dwelling17%
Electricity for lighting72,9%