Nala

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According to Census 2011, Nala Local Municipality has a total population of 81 220.

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Nala Local Municipality is situated in the northern part of Lejweleputswa District in Free State. The former Bothaville and Wesselsbron traditional local councils and a section of the Vetvaal transitional rural council have been combined to form the Nala Local Municipality

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7,9% of those 20+ have no schooling.

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According to Census 2011, Nala Local Municipality has a total population of 81 220, of which 91,3% are black African, 5,8% are white, with the other population groups making up the remaining 2,9%

Of those aged 20 years and older, 7,4% have completed primary school, 34,7% have some secondary education, 22,2% have completed matric and 5,6% have some form of higher education.

Group Percentage
Black African93,1%
Coloured0,6%
Indian/Asian0,3%
White5,8%
Other0,2%
Age Males Females
0-4 6,1% 6,3%
5-9 5,5% 5,3%
10-14 4,7% 4,8%
15-19 4,6% 4,7%
20-24 4,7% 4,9%
25-29 4,2% 4,4%
30-34 3,3% 3,6%
35-39 2,8% 3,1%
40-44 2,3% 2,8%
45-49 2,2% 2,2%
50-54 2% 2,3%
55-59 1,7% 2,3%
60-64 1,5% 1,7%
65-69 1% 1,3%
70-74 0,6% 0,9%
75-79 0,3% 0,7%
80-84 0,2% 0,4%
85+ 0,1% 0,3%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 7,3%
English 2%
IsiNdebele 1,1%
IsiXhosa 8,7%
IsiZulu 1,4%
Sepedi 0,2%
Sesotho 72,8%
Setswana 3,9%
Sign Language 1,1%
SiSwati 0,1%
Tshivenda 0,1%
Xitsonga 0,1%
Other 0.5%
Not Applicable 0,6%
Group Percentage
Married 21,9%
Living together like married partners 6,9%
Never married 64,3%
Widower/Widow 5,2%
Separated 1%
Divorced 0,7%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 4,4%
Some Primary 44,3%
Completed Primary 6,6%
Some Secondary 33,6%
Completed Secondary 9,6%
Higher Education 0,7%
Not Applicable 0,8%
Sex Percentage
Female 52,1%
Male 47,9%
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90,3% Use electricity for lighting.

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There are 21 703 households in the municipality, with an average household size of 3,7 persons per household. 40,4% 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 89,9%
Tribal/Traditional 0%
Farm 10,1%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 83,6% 16,4%
Computer 11,8% 88,2%
Television 77% 23%
Satellite Television 16,7% 83,3%
Radio 68,4% 31,6%
Landline / Telephone 7,3% 92,7%
Motor Car 20,5% 79,5%
Refrigerator 71,7% 28,3%
Electric / Gas-Stove 84,3% 15,7%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 85,5% 54,1% 90,3%
Gas 2,3% 1,8% 0,1%
Paraffin 8,9% 8,2% 0,9%
Solar 0,1% 0,2% 0,1%
Candles 0% 0% 8,2%
Wood 2,7% 17,5% 0%
Coal 0,1% 1,3% 0%
Animal Dung 0,1% 0,3% 0%
Other 0% 0% 0%
None 0,2% 16,6% 0,3%
Access Percentage
From Home 3,8%
From Cellphone 11,3%
From Work 2,1%
From Elsewhere 3,4%
No Access 79,4%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 12%
Owned and fully paid off 57%
Owned but not yet paid off 6,9%
Occupied rent free 20,8%
Other 3,2%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 87,6%
Borehole 9,3%
Spring 0,1%
Rain water tank 0,3%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 0,2%
River/Stream 0%
Water vendor 0,2%
Water tanker 1,6%
Other 0,7%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 2,6%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 69,7%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 1,8%
Chemical toilet 0,2%
Pit toilet with ventilation 0,9%
Pit toilet without ventilation 5,2%
Bucket toilet 17,3%
Other 2,2%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 79,5%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 3,2%
Communal refuse dump 0,7%
Own refuse dump 12,2%
No rubbish disposal 3,8%
Other 0,6%
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47,7% Youth unemployment rate.

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There are 26 611 economically active (employed or unemployed but looking for work) people, and of these 35,9% are unemployed. Of the 12 357 economically active youth (15–35 years) in the area, 47,6% are unemployed.

Employment Status Number
Employed 15786
Unemployed 8825
Discouraged Work Seeker 4588
Not Economically Active 20798
Income Percentage
None income 12,5%
R1 - R4,800 5,3%
R4,801 - R9,600 9,7%
R9,601 - R19,600 24,6%
R19,601 - R38,200 24,5%
R38,201 - R76,4000 11,2%
R76,401 - R153,800 6%
R153,801 - R307,600 3,7%
R307,601 - R614,400 1,7%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,4%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,2%
R2,457,601+ 0,2%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 1,422
Poultry production 1,843
Vegetable production 1,588
Production of other crops 2,068
Other 928

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 0
Animals only 1,906
Mixed farming 777
Other 160

**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 1,351
R1-R4 800 138
R4 801-R38 400 2,936
R38 401-R307 200 539
R307 201+ 77
Unspecified 90

Place names

Places in Nala Municipality

Key Statistics 2011

Total population81,220
Young (0-14)32,7%
Working Age (15-64)61,6%
Elderly (65+)5,8%
Dependency ratio62,4
Sex ratio91,8
Growth rate-1,9% (2001-2011)
Population density20 persons/km2
Unemployment rate35,9%
Youth unemployment rate47,6%
No schooling aged 20+7,9%
Higher education aged 20+5,6%
Matric aged 20+22,2%
Number of households21,703
Number of Agricultural households5,131
Average household size3,7
Female headed households40,5%
Formal dwellings77,6%
Housing owned/paying off63,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage69,7%
Weekly refuse removal79,5%
Piped water inside dwelling40,4%
Electricity for lighting90,3%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population98,264
Young (0-14)32,6%
Working Age (15-64)61,6%
Elderly (65+)4,3%
Dependency ratio58,6%
Sex ratio91,4
Growth rate3,58% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate48,3%
Youth unemployment rate61,1%
No schooling aged 20+17,1%
Higher education aged 20+3,7%
Matric aged 20+13,3%
Number of households25,839
Average household size3,8
Female headed households35,9%
Formal dwellings59,3%
Housing owned/paying off67%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage23,1%
Weekly refuse removal74%
Piped water inside dwelling19,2%
Electricity for lighting79,3%