Mutale

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Mutale Municipality has the total population of 91870 .

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Mutale Municipality is a Category B municipality established in terms of Local Government Structures Act (Act No.. 117 of 1998). Mutale Municipality makes 7% of the entire Vhembe district population, which is the second lowest recorded municipality in the district followed by Musina. More than 85% of the municipality’s population lives tribal areas.

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Mutale , Limpopo 91,870 126
Joe Morolong , Northern Cape 89,530 127
Mossel Bay , Western Cape 89,430 128
Thabazimbi , Limpopo 85,234 129
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18,8% of those 20+ have no schooling.

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The majority of the people residing in the municipality speak Tshivenda as their first language at 99%.The population in Mutale Municipality is dominated by the youth with 36% of people aged 15–35 years, followed by those aged 5–14 years at 25,1%.Only 3% of the population had tertiary education and 10% had no schooling.

Group Percentage
Black African99,3%
Coloured0,1%
Indian/Asian0,1%
White0,5%
Other0,1%
Age Males Females
0-4 6,6% 6,5%
5-9 6,3% 6,2%
10-14 6,6% 6,1%
15-19 6,6% 6,4%
20-24 4,6% 4,8%
25-29 2,8% 4,1%
30-34 2,1% 3,4%
35-39 1,8% 3,2%
40-44 1,6% 2,6%
45-49 1,5% 1,5%
50-54 1,1% 2,1%
55-59 0,9% 1,4%
60-64 0,8% 1,2%
65-69 0,5% 0,9%
70-74 0,5% 0,8%
75-79 0,3% 0,8%
80-84 0,3% 0,8%
85+ 0,3% 1%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 0,6%
English 0,3%
IsiNdebele 0%
IsiXhosa 0%
IsiZulu 0,1%
Sepedi 0,2%
Sesotho 0,2%
Setswana 0,1%
Sign Language 0,1%
SiSwati 0,2%
Tshivenda 96%
Xitsonga 0,8%
Other 0.6%
Not Applicable 0,8%
Group Percentage
Married 17,5%
Living together like married partners 7,9%
Never married 67,3%
Widower/Widow 4,6%
Separated 1,9%
Divorced 0,8%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 2,2%
Some Primary 45,5%
Completed Primary 7%
Some Secondary 36,7%
Completed Secondary 6,8%
Higher Education 1,1%
Not Applicable 0,7%
Sex Percentage
Female 54,8%
Male 45,2%
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83,3% Use electricity for lighting.

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There are 23 751 households in Mutale Municipality with an average of 3,8 persons per household. The majority of these households (87%) live in formal dwellings followed by those who live in traditional dwellings at 9,9 %. The majority of households in the district have access to piped water at 88%. 84% of the households have access to electricity for lighting.

Area Percentage
Urban 2,9%
Tribal/Traditional 96,8%
Farm 0,3%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 88,4% 11,6%
Computer 7,7% 92,3%
Television 66,6% 33,4%
Satellite Television 28,6% 71,4%
Radio 63,9% 36,1%
Landline / Telephone 1,3% 98,7%
Motor Car 15,6% 84,4%
Refrigerator 63,8% 36,2%
Electric / Gas-Stove 44,9% 55,1%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 17% 19,5% 83,3%
Gas 1,2% 0,6% 0,2%
Paraffin 0,2% 0,2% 0,8%
Solar 0% 0,1% 1,9%
Candles 0% 0% 13,6%
Wood 81,3% 73,2% 0%
Coal 0,1% 0,1% 0%
Animal Dung 0% 0% 0%
Other 0% 0% 0%
None 0,1% 6,2% 0,3%
Access Percentage
From Home 1,5%
From Cellphone 16,8%
From Work 1,1%
From Elsewhere 2%
No Access 78,6%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 3,9%
Owned and fully paid off 58%
Owned but not yet paid off 6,2%
Occupied rent free 31,2%
Other 0,7%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 63%
Borehole 12,9%
Spring 4,9%
Rain water tank 0,3%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 6,8%
River/Stream 9,4%
Water vendor 0,4%
Water tanker 1,8%
Other 0,5%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 2%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 3,8%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 0,8%
Chemical toilet 0,4%
Pit toilet with ventilation 59,3%
Pit toilet without ventilation 33,3%
Bucket toilet 0,2%
Other 0,2%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 5,2%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 0,5%
Communal refuse dump 2,4%
Own refuse dump 78,9%
No rubbish disposal 12,8%
Other 0,1%
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62,2% Youth unemployment rate.

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The Municipality economic growth potential is in agriculture and eco-tourism. Most of the people in the district derived their livelihood through agricultural pursuits. The main occupation sector is agriculture (commercial and subsistence).

 

Employment Status Number
Employed 9413
Unemployed 8983
Discouraged Work Seeker 6322
Not Economically Active 26361
Income Percentage
None income 13,2%
R1 - R4,800 8,9%
R4,801 - R9,600 17,5%
R9,601 - R19,600 24%
R19,601 - R38,200 19,1%
R38,201 - R76,4000 7,4%
R76,401 - R153,800 4,9%
R153,801 - R307,600 3,3%
R307,601 - R614,400 1,3%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,3%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,1%
R2,457,601+ 0,2%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 5,060
Poultry production 4,598
Vegetable production 4,039
Production of other crops 4,578
Other 831

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 0
Animals only 5,285
Mixed farming 2,388
Other 217

**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 4,597
R1-R4 800 741
R4 801-R38 400 5,702
R38 401-R307 200 1,471
R307 201+ 86
Unspecified 158

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Places in Mutale Municipality

Key Statistics 2011

Total population91,870
Young (0-14)38,2%
Working Age (15-64)55,6%
Elderly (65+)6,2%
Dependency ratio79,9
Sex ratio82,6
Growth rate1,03% (2001-2011)
Population density24 persons/km2
Unemployment rate48,8%
Youth unemployment rate62,2%
No schooling aged 20+18,8%
Higher education aged 20+7,8%
Matric aged 20+18,8%
Number of households23,751
Number of Agricultural households12,754
Average household size3,8
Female headed households54,8%
Formal dwellings87,3%
Housing owned/paying off64,1%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage3,8%
Weekly refuse removal5,2%
Piped water inside dwelling5,8%
Electricity for lighting83,3%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population82,893
Young (0-14)43%
Working Age (15-64)55,6%
Elderly (65+)6,5%
Dependency ratio97,9%
Sex ratio81,7
Growth rate2,46% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate56,8%
Youth unemployment rate70%
No schooling aged 20+33,6%
Higher education aged 20+5,6%
Matric aged 20+11,4%
Number of households18,085
Average household size4,5
Female headed households55,6%
Formal dwellings53,5%
Housing owned/paying off76,7%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage4%
Weekly refuse removal3%
Piped water inside dwelling3,4%
Electricity for lighting39%