Naledi

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Total population is 24 314.

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There are two municipalities in South Africa with the name Naledi, one in the Free State province and the other in the North West province.  Naledi Local Municipality in the Free State province is located in the Xhariep District Municipality, sharing its eastern border with the country of Lesotho.

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Tokologo , Free State 28,986 202
Umsobomvu , Northern Cape 28,376 203
Kannaland , Western Cape 24,767 204
Naledi , Free State 24,314 205
Nxuba , Eastern Cape 24,264 206
Magareng , Northern Cape 24,204 207
Inkwanca , Eastern Cape 21,971 208
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6,8% of those 20+ have no schooling.

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According to Census 2011, the municipality has a total population of 24 314 individuals, 92,4% of whom are black African. Whites make up 4,9% of the population, and other race groups comprise the remaining 2,7%.

Of those aged 20 years and older, 7,7% have completed primary school, 33,7% have some secondary education, 18,6% have completed matric, and 5,2% have some form of higher education, while 6,8% of those aged 20 years and older have no form of schooling.

Group Percentage
Black African92,4%
Coloured1,9%
Indian/Asian0,5%
White4,9%
Other0,3%
Age Males Females
0-4 6% 5,7%
5-9 5,5% 5,3%
10-14 5,2% 4,7%
15-19 5,2% 5,2%
20-24 4,7% 4,8%
25-29 3,6% 4,2%
30-34 3,3% 3,6%
35-39 2,5% 3,4%
40-44 2,5% 2,8%
45-49 1,8% 1,8%
50-54 1,5% 2,3%
55-59 1,6% 2,2%
60-64 1,2% 1,9%
65-69 0,9% 1,3%
70-74 0,7% 1,2%
75-79 0,4% 0,9%
80-84 0,2% 0,5%
85+ 0,2% 0,4%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 7,7%
English 2,3%
IsiNdebele 0,2%
IsiXhosa 3,3%
IsiZulu 0,2%
Sepedi 0,1%
Sesotho 83,7%
Setswana 0,7%
Sign Language 1,1%
SiSwati 0%
Tshivenda 0,1%
Xitsonga 0,1%
Other 0.5%
Not Applicable 0,1%
Group Percentage
Married 21,7%
Living together like married partners 6,5%
Never married 63,4%
Widower/Widow 6,2%
Separated 1,3%
Divorced 0,8%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 3,3%
Some Primary 47,1%
Completed Primary 6,8%
Some Secondary 34%
Completed Secondary 8,3%
Higher Education 0,5%
Not Applicable 0%
Sex Percentage
Female 53,1%
Male 46,9%
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93,8% Use electricity for lighting.

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There are 7 690 households in the municipality, with an average household size of 3,1 persons per household.  48,3% of households are headed by females.

93,8% of households have access to electricity for lighting. Only 31,5% of households have access to piped water that is accessible from within the dwelling.

Area Percentage
Urban 85,5%
Tribal/Traditional 0%
Farm 14,5%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 82,4% 17,6%
Computer 9,6% 90,4%
Television 73,5% 26,5%
Satellite Television 15,5% 84,5%
Radio 78,5% 21,5%
Landline / Telephone 6,1% 93,9%
Motor Car 17,5% 82,5%
Refrigerator 69,3% 30,7%
Electric / Gas-Stove 85% 15%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 82,8% 43,5% 93,8%
Gas 3,9% 2,6% 0,1%
Paraffin 7,2% 33,8% 0,9%
Solar 0,1% 0,2% 0,2%
Candles 0% 0% 4,9%
Wood 4,7% 11,5% 0%
Coal 0,1% 0,6% 0%
Animal Dung 1% 1,5% 0%
Other 0% 0% 0%
None 0,1% 6,3% 0,2%
Access Percentage
From Home 3,4%
From Cellphone 15,1%
From Work 2,1%
From Elsewhere 3,7%
No Access 75,7%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 16,5%
Owned and fully paid off 64,4%
Owned but not yet paid off 3%
Occupied rent free 13,8%
Other 2,3%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 85,9%
Borehole 9,3%
Spring 0,1%
Rain water tank 0,5%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 0,4%
River/Stream 0,2%
Water vendor 0,5%
Water tanker 2%
Other 1,1%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 3,7%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 84,9%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 2,1%
Chemical toilet 0,2%
Pit toilet with ventilation 3,1%
Pit toilet without ventilation 2,1%
Bucket toilet 2,2%
Other 1,7%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 46%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 1,5%
Communal refuse dump 1%
Own refuse dump 46,9%
No rubbish disposal 3,7%
Other 1%
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34,8% Youth unemployment rate.

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6 426 people are economically active (i.e. employed or unemployed but looking for work), and of these, 26,4% are unemployed. Of the 3 282 economically active youth (15 – 34 years) in the area, 34,8% are unemployed.

Employment Status Number
Employed 4729
Unemployed 1697
Discouraged Work Seeker 1791
Not Economically Active 6542
Income Percentage
None income 14,2%
R1 - R4,800 6,4%
R4,801 - R9,600 10,5%
R9,601 - R19,600 25,9%
R19,601 - R38,200 22,3%
R38,201 - R76,4000 8,9%
R76,401 - R153,800 5,6%
R153,801 - R307,600 3,8%
R307,601 - R614,400 1,3%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,3%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,4%
R2,457,601+ 0,2%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 792
Poultry production 473
Vegetable production 1,951
Production of other crops 263
Other 248

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 0
Animals only 774
Mixed farming 302
Other 48

**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 868
R1-R4 800 163
R4 801-R38 400 1,557
R38 401-R307 200 267
R307 201+ 41
Unspecified 42

Place names

Places in Naledi Municipality

Key Statistics 2011

Total population24,314
Young (0-14)32,5%
Working Age (15-64)60,7%
Elderly (65+)6,8%
Dependency ratio64,7
Sex ratio88,4
Growth rate-1,22% (2001-2011)
Population density7 persons/km2
Unemployment rate26,4%
Youth unemployment rate34,8%
No schooling aged 20+6,8%
Higher education aged 20+5,2%
Matric aged 20+18,6%
Number of households7,690
Number of Agricultural households2,937
Average household size3,1
Female headed households48,3%
Formal dwellings84,9%
Housing owned/paying off67,4%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage84,9%
Weekly refuse removal46%
Piped water inside dwelling31,5%
Electricity for lighting93,8%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population27,479
Young (0-14)32,6%
Working Age (15-64)60,7%
Elderly (65+)6,6%
Dependency ratio64,6%
Sex ratio92,8
Growth rate1,96% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate37,1%
Youth unemployment rate48,8%
No schooling aged 20+15,3%
Higher education aged 20+4,9%
Matric aged 20+12%
Number of households7,575
Average household size3,5
Female headed households42%
Formal dwellings74,9%
Housing owned/paying off56,6%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage54,7%
Weekly refuse removal56,7%
Piped water inside dwelling13,3%
Electricity for lighting77,9%