Nkonkobe

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According to Census 2011, Nkonkobe Local Municipality has a total population of 127 115.

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Nkonkobe Local Municipality was established in 2000 and is dominated by the settlements of Amagqunukwebe, Amajingqi and Fort Beaufort. 60% of the population live in rural areas, and the majority of the urban population lives in the towns of Fort Beaufort and Alice.

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7,2% Of those aged 20 years and older, have no form of schooling

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According to Census 2011, Nkonkobe Local Municipality has a total population of 127 115. Black Africans make up 94,5% of the population, followed by coloureds (4,0%) and other race groups (1,5%)

Of those aged 20 years and older; 8,9% have completed primary school, 37,1% have some secondary education, 17% have completed matric, 7,1% have some form of higher education; and 7,2% have no form of schooling.

Group Percentage
Black African94,5%
Coloured4%
Indian/Asian0,2%
White1%
Other0,3%
Age Males Females
0-4 5,4% 5,3%
5-9 5% 4,8%
10-14 4,4% 3,9%
15-19 5,2% 4,6%
20-24 5,1% 4,9%
25-29 3,6% 3,4%
30-34 2,6% 2,6%
35-39 2,5% 2,9%
40-44 2,5% 3,1%
45-49 2,4% 2,4%
50-54 2,3% 2,9%
55-59 1,9% 2,5%
60-64 1,6% 2,1%
65-69 1,2% 1,7%
70-74 1% 1,5%
75-79 0,5% 1%
80-84 0,4% 0,8%
85+ 0,3% 0,8%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 4,7%
English 2,5%
IsiNdebele 0,2%
IsiXhosa 85,1%
IsiZulu 0,3%
Sepedi 0,2%
Sesotho 0,2%
Setswana 0,1%
Sign Language 0,6%
SiSwati 0,1%
Tshivenda 0,1%
Xitsonga 0%
Other 0.4%
Not Applicable 5,5%
Group Percentage
Married 18,6%
Living together like married partners 2,8%
Never married 70,9%
Widower/Widow 5,9%
Separated 0,9%
Divorced 0,8%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 1,7%
Some Primary 44%
Completed Primary 5,8%
Some Secondary 30,7%
Completed Secondary 8,1%
Higher Education 1,1%
Not Applicable 8,6%
Sex Percentage
Female 51,9%
Male 48,1%
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A high proportion (88,4%) of households have access to electricity.

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There are 35 355 households in the municipality, with an average household size of 3,4 persons per household. Nearly half of households (49,5%) are headed by females.

A high proportion (88,4%) of households have access to electricity. Only one in five (20,1%) of households have access to piped water inside the dwelling.

Area Percentage
Urban 40,1%
Tribal/Traditional 56,6%
Farm 3,4%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 78,6% 21,4%
Computer 6,2% 93,8%
Television 71,3% 28,7%
Satellite Television 11,3% 88,7%
Radio 66,4% 33,6%
Landline / Telephone 4,7% 95,3%
Motor Car 13,6% 86,4%
Refrigerator 64,3% 35,7%
Electric / Gas-Stove 77,5% 22,5%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 76,3% 25,8% 88,4%
Gas 2,1% 1,8% 0,2%
Paraffin 8,5% 31,4% 8,7%
Solar 0,2% 0,1% 0,3%
Candles 0% 0% 2,2%
Wood 12,1% 26,9% 0%
Coal 0,2% 2,2% 0%
Animal Dung 0,2% 0,1% 0%
Other 0% 0% 0%
None 0,3% 11,6% 0,2%
Access Percentage
From Home 2,1%
From Cellphone 12,2%
From Work 2,2%
From Elsewhere 2,5%
No Access 81%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 7,7%
Owned and fully paid off 52,9%
Owned but not yet paid off 4,3%
Occupied rent free 31,8%
Other 3,3%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 77,6%
Borehole 2,9%
Spring 0,8%
Rain water tank 6,6%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 3,4%
River/Stream 3,1%
Water vendor 0,9%
Water tanker 3%
Other 1,7%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 4,8%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 30,2%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 2,4%
Chemical toilet 2%
Pit toilet with ventilation 14,5%
Pit toilet without ventilation 41,4%
Bucket toilet 0,8%
Other 3,8%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 24%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 1,1%
Communal refuse dump 1,2%
Own refuse dump 67,8%
No rubbish disposal 5,6%
Other 0,5%
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59,6% of youth are unemployed.

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There are 27 499 people that are economically active (i.e., employed or unemployed but looking for work), and of these 48,1% are unemployed. Of the 12 037 economically active youth (15–34 years) in the area.

Employment Status Number
Employed 14270
Unemployed 13229
Discouraged Work Seeker 9553
Not Economically Active 41770
Income Percentage
None income 18,7%
R1 - R4,800 6,5%
R4,801 - R9,600 8,8%
R9,601 - R19,600 26,4%
R19,601 - R38,200 21,5%
R38,201 - R76,4000 8,1%
R76,401 - R153,800 5%
R153,801 - R307,600 3,1%
R307,601 - R614,400 1,4%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,3%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,1%
R2,457,601+ 0,1%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 9,373
Poultry production 6,299
Vegetable production 5,508
Production of other crops 785
Other 782

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 0
Animals only 7,940
Mixed farming 3,915
Other 233

**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 3,972
R1-R4 800 381
R4 801-R38 400 8,273
R38 401-R307 200 1,041
R307 201+ 83
Unspecified 233

Place names

Places in Nkonkobe Municipality

Key Statistics 2011

Total population127,115
Young (0-14)28,8%
Working Age (15-64)62%
Elderly (65+)9,2%
Dependency ratio61,3
Sex ratio92,7
Growth rate-0,21% (2001-2011)
Population density35 persons/km2
Unemployment rate48,1%
Youth unemployment rate59,6%
No schooling aged 20+7,2%
Higher education aged 20+7,1%
Matric aged 20+17%
Number of households35,355
Number of Agricultural households13,984
Average household size3,4
Female headed households49,5%
Formal dwellings70,7%
Housing owned/paying off57,2%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage30,2%
Weekly refuse removal24%
Piped water inside dwelling20,1%
Electricity for lighting88,4%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population129,874
Young (0-14)31,4%
Working Age (15-64)62%
Elderly (65+)8,7%
Dependency ratio67%
Sex ratio89,6
Growth rate-2,09% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate67,6%
Youth unemployment rate80,6%
No schooling aged 20+16,3%
Higher education aged 20+6,1%
Matric aged 20+14,3%
Number of households32,435
Average household size3,7
Female headed households50%
Formal dwellings65%
Housing owned/paying off48%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage15,7%
Weekly refuse removal23,9%
Piped water inside dwelling10,8%
Electricity for lighting75,9%