Ntabankulu

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According to the 2011 Census, Ntabankulu Local Municipality has a total population of 123 976.

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Ntabankulu Local Municipality is an administrative area in the OR Tambo District of the Eastern Cape. Ntabankulu is an isiXhosa name meaning “great or big mountain”, as the municipal area is mountainous in character (http://www.wikipedia.org).

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17,9% have no form of schooling.

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According to the 2011 Census, Ntabankulu Local Municipality has a total population of 113 379. Of the people in the municipality, 99,4% are black African, 0,4% are coloured, with the other population groups making up the remaining 0,2%.Of those aged 20 years and older, 6,5% have completed primary school, 32,7% have some secondary education, 20% have completed matric and 3,9% have some form of higher education. Of the mentioned age group, 17,9% have no form of schooling.

Group Percentage
Black African99,4%
Coloured0,4%
Indian/Asian0,1%
White0,1%
Other0,1%
Age Males Females
0-4 7,2% 7,2%
5-9 6,8% 6,9%
10-14 6,9% 6,5%
15-19 6,6% 6,8%
20-24 4,4% 4,6%
25-29 2,9% 3,4%
30-34 2% 2,5%
35-39 1,5% 2,4%
40-44 1,1% 2,2%
45-49 1,1% 1,1%
50-54 1,1% 2%
55-59 1% 1,8%
60-64 0,9% 1,6%
65-69 0,6% 1,1%
70-74 0,5% 1,1%
75-79 0,3% 0,9%
80-84 0,3% 0,7%
85+ 0,2% 0,5%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 0,7%
English 1,4%
IsiNdebele 0,2%
IsiXhosa 95,1%
IsiZulu 0,5%
Sepedi 0,3%
Sesotho 0,6%
Setswana 0,1%
Sign Language 0,9%
SiSwati 0%
Tshivenda 0%
Xitsonga 0%
Other 0.1%
Not Applicable 0,1%
Group Percentage
Married 18,3%
Living together like married partners 1,3%
Never married 73,1%
Widower/Widow 6,3%
Separated 0,7%
Divorced 0,3%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 2,4%
Some Primary 58,6%
Completed Primary 7,4%
Some Secondary 27,8%
Completed Secondary 3,5%
Higher Education 0,2%
Not Applicable 0%
Sex Percentage
Female 54,4%
Male 45,6%
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23,3% have access to electricity.

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There are 24 397 households in the municipality, with an average household size of 4,6 persons per household. Females head 60,4% of the households.Of the households, 23,3% have access to electricity. Only 2,7% of households have access to piped water inside the dwelling.

Area Percentage
Urban 2,6%
Tribal/Traditional 97,4%
Farm 0%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 74,7% 25,3%
Computer 1,5% 98,5%
Television 27,7% 72,3%
Satellite Television 2% 98%
Radio 50,2% 49,8%
Landline / Telephone 1,2% 98,8%
Motor Car 7,3% 92,7%
Refrigerator 17,5% 82,5%
Electric / Gas-Stove 25,1% 74,9%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 13,4% 4,9% 23,3%
Gas 6,5% 1,4% 0,3%
Paraffin 10,2% 14,6% 3,9%
Solar 0% 0,1% 0,3%
Candles 0% 0% 71,2%
Wood 65,8% 73,7% 0%
Coal 0,1% 0,3% 0%
Animal Dung 3,2% 2,1% 0%
Other 0,4% 0,1% 0%
None 0,2% 2,8% 0,9%
Access Percentage
From Home 0,4%
From Cellphone 9,7%
From Work 0,9%
From Elsewhere 1,6%
No Access 87,5%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 5,4%
Owned and fully paid off 56,1%
Owned but not yet paid off 8,3%
Occupied rent free 19,8%
Other 10,4%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 24,7%
Borehole 3,9%
Spring 8,1%
Rain water tank 1,8%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 4,4%
River/Stream 52,8%
Water vendor 1%
Water tanker 2,2%
Other 1%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 26,4%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 2,2%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 2,3%
Chemical toilet 4,3%
Pit toilet with ventilation 29%
Pit toilet without ventilation 28,7%
Bucket toilet 0,6%
Other 6,3%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 4%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 0,5%
Communal refuse dump 1,1%
Own refuse dump 60%
No rubbish disposal 31,9%
Other 2,4%
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 50,6% are unemployed.

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There are 13 766 people that are economically active (employed or unemployed but looking for work), and of these, 50,6% are unemployed.Of the 7 734 economically active youth (15–35 years) in the area, 60,7% are unemployed.

Employment Status Number
Employed 6795
Unemployed 6971
Discouraged Work Seeker 7410
Not Economically Active 43487
Income Percentage
None income 15,7%
R1 - R4,800 7,1%
R4,801 - R9,600 14,2%
R9,601 - R19,600 27,8%
R19,601 - R38,200 22,1%
R38,201 - R76,4000 6,6%
R76,401 - R153,800 3,5%
R153,801 - R307,600 1,9%
R307,601 - R614,400 0,8%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,1%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,1%
R2,457,601+ 0,1%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 10,502
Poultry production 10,460
Vegetable production 5,121
Production of other crops 3,004
Other 1,275

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 1,393
Animals only 8,677
Mixed farming 5,495
Other 114

**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 5,879
R1-R4 800 794
R4 801-R38 400 8,149
R38 401-R307 200 575
R307 201+ 54
Unspecified 228

Key Statistics 2011

Total population123,976
Young (0-14)41,5%
Working Age (15-64)52,2%
Elderly (65+)6,3%
Dependency ratio91,7
Sex ratio83,8
Population growth rate-0,55% (2001-2011)
Population density90 persons/km2
Unemployment rate50,6%
Youth unemployment rate60,7%
No schooling aged 20+17,9%
Higher education aged 20+3,9%
Matric aged 20+9,7%
Number of households24,397
Number of Agricultural households15,679
Average household size4,6
Female headed households60,4%
Formal dwellings24,8%
Housing owned/paying off64,4%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage2,2%
Weekly refuse removal4%
Piped water inside dwelling2,7%
Electricity for lighting23,3%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population130,980
Young (0-14)45,2%
Working Age (15-64)52,2%
Elderly (65+)6,3%
Dependency ratio106,3
Sex ratio82
Population growth rate1,79% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate74,9%
Youth unemployment rate82%
No schooling aged 20+44,1%
Higher education aged 20+2,6%
Matric aged 20+6,7%
Number of households25,812
Average household size5
Female headed households61,8%
Formal dwellings12,7%
Housing owned/paying off50,8%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage1,3%
Weekly refuse removal2,4%
Piped water inside dwelling0,6%
Electricity for lighting15%