Nxuba

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Nxuba Local Municipality has a total population of 24,264. Black Africans make up 73,5%

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Nxuba Local Municipality is a municipality in the Amathole District, situated in the Eastern Cape Province. Its administrative seat is the town of Adelaide. The entire municipal area falls within the former Ciskei homeland area. The urban population is mainly located in the two small towns of Adelaide and Bedford

Source: (www.nxuba.org.za).

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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
Siyathemba , Northern Cape 21,591 209
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6,3% of those aged 20 years and older have no form of schooling.

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According to Census 2011, Nxuba Local Municipality has a total population of 23 579. Black Africans make up 73,5% of the population in the municipality, coloured people 20,6% with the other population groups making up the rest.

Of those aged 20 years and older, 8,9% have completed primary school, 41,9% have some secondary education, 15,1% have completed matric and 6,2% have some form of higher education.

Group Percentage
Black African73,5%
Coloured20,6%
Indian/Asian0,3%
White4,9%
Other0,7%
Age Males Females
0-4 5,5% 5,6%
5-9 5% 4,9%
10-14 4,6% 4,4%
15-19 5% 4,8%
20-24 3,9% 3,8%
25-29 3,7% 3,6%
30-34 3% 3,1%
35-39 3% 3%
40-44 2,6% 3,1%
45-49 2,6% 2,6%
50-54 2,2% 2,8%
55-59 2,2% 2,6%
60-64 1,4% 1,8%
65-69 1,3% 1,5%
70-74 1% 1,6%
75-79 0,5% 1%
80-84 0,3% 0,5%
85+ 0,2% 0,5%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 23,6%
English 4,2%
IsiNdebele 0,2%
IsiXhosa 67,5%
IsiZulu 0,2%
Sepedi 0,1%
Sesotho 0,2%
Setswana 0,3%
Sign Language 0,3%
SiSwati 0%
Tshivenda 0,1%
Xitsonga 0%
Other 0.7%
Not Applicable 2,5%
Group Percentage
Married 21,6%
Living together like married partners 5,9%
Never married 66%
Widower/Widow 5%
Separated 0,6%
Divorced 0,8%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 2,2%
Some Primary 47,4%
Completed Primary 6,7%
Some Secondary 32%
Completed Secondary 5,7%
Higher Education 0,7%
Not Applicable 5,2%
Sex Percentage
Female 51,9%
Male 48,1%
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92,2% of households have access to electricity

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There are 6 711 households in the municipality, with an average household size of 3,5 persons per household.49,5% of households are headed by females.

Almost 92,2% of households have access to electricity. Only 45,3% of households have access to piped water inside the dwelling.

Area Percentage
Urban 86,4%
Tribal/Traditional 0%
Farm 13,6%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 76,4% 23,6%
Computer 10,6% 89,4%
Television 75,9% 24,1%
Satellite Television 20,9% 79,1%
Radio 65,7% 34,3%
Landline / Telephone 11,2% 88,8%
Motor Car 18,6% 81,4%
Refrigerator 69% 31%
Electric / Gas-Stove 87,6% 12,4%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 87,2% 40,7% 92,2%
Gas 3,1% 1,8% 0,1%
Paraffin 5,3% 15,9% 2%
Solar 0,2% 0,1% 0,3%
Candles 0% 0% 5,1%
Wood 3,5% 16,4% 0%
Coal 0,1% 1,3% 0%
Animal Dung 0% 0% 0%
Other 0% 0% 0%
None 0,5% 23,7% 0,3%
Access Percentage
From Home 5%
From Cellphone 9,5%
From Work 2,1%
From Elsewhere 1,3%
No Access 82,2%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 29,6%
Owned and fully paid off 40,8%
Owned but not yet paid off 12,2%
Occupied rent free 13,7%
Other 3,7%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 85%
Borehole 4,2%
Spring 1,6%
Rain water tank 1,3%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 2,7%
River/Stream 1,1%
Water vendor 0,4%
Water tanker 1,7%
Other 2%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 5,9%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 62,8%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 2,4%
Chemical toilet 0,1%
Pit toilet with ventilation 1,1%
Pit toilet without ventilation 4,6%
Bucket toilet 21,7%
Other 1,3%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 68,6%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 7,1%
Communal refuse dump 1,4%
Own refuse dump 15,9%
No rubbish disposal 6%
Other 1%
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42% are unemployed.

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There are 8 256 economically active (employed or unemployed but looking for work) people, and of these 42% are unemployed.

Of the 3 703 economically active youth (15–34 years) in the area, 52,5% are unemployed.

Employment Status Number
Employed 4785
Unemployed 3471
Discouraged Work Seeker 1443
Not Economically Active 5239
Income Percentage
None income 12,9%
R1 - R4,800 5,6%
R4,801 - R9,600 8,7%
R9,601 - R19,600 25,9%
R19,601 - R38,200 23,3%
R38,201 - R76,4000 11,1%
R76,401 - R153,800 6%
R153,801 - R307,600 3,9%
R307,601 - R614,400 1,9%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,4%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,2%
R2,457,601+ 0,1%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 680
Poultry production 653
Vegetable production 1,175
Production of other crops 261
Other 113

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 998
Animals only 791
Mixed farming 327
Other 31

**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 503
R1-R4 800 42
R4 801-R38 400 1,308
R38 401-R307 200 223
R307 201+ 46
Unspecified 25

Key Statistics 2011

Total population24,264
Young (0-14)30%
Working Age (15-64)61,6%
Elderly (65+)8,4%
Dependency ratio62,4
Sex ratio92,8
Population growth rate-0,23% (2001-2011)
Population density9 persons/km2
Unemployment rate42%
Youth unemployment rate52,5%
No schooling aged 20+6,3%
Higher education aged 20+6,2%
Matric aged 20+15,1%
Number of households6,711
Number of Agricultural households2,147
Average household size3,5
Female headed households45,3%
Formal dwellings88,7%
Housing owned/paying off53%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage62,8%
Weekly refuse removal68,6%
Piped water inside dwelling43,2%
Electricity for lighting92,2%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population24,824
Young (0-14)30,3%
Working Age (15-64)61,6%
Elderly (65+)7,9%
Dependency ratio61,8
Sex ratio90,4
Population growth rate0,03% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate53,6%
Youth unemployment rate68,8%
No schooling aged 20+15,4%
Higher education aged 20+5,6%
Matric aged 20+11,6%
Number of households6,549
Average household size3,7
Female headed households40,2%
Formal dwellings79,8%
Housing owned/paying off43,1%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage30,2%
Weekly refuse removal55,8%
Piped water inside dwelling21,7%
Electricity for lighting79,8%