Phokwane

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Phokwane Local Municipality incorporates the previous municipal areas of Hartswater, Jan Kempdorp, Ganspan and Pampierstad.

The Phokwane Municipality is named after Queen “Phokwane”, the wife of Kgosi Galeshewe of the Barolong boo Ra-Tlhaping tribe. Phokwane is nestled in the lush green delta of the Hartswater region and boasts the second largest irrigation scheme in the Southern Hemisphere, namely the Vaalharts Irrigation Scheme.

The municipality has a total population of 61 321 inhabitants of whom the majority is found in the peri-urban areas of the municipality. A significant characteristic of the Phokwane population is the youth who account for 33% (ages 15–34) of the total population. The economy of Phokwane is based on agriculture, community development, retail, private household and informal sectors. These five sectors alone provide jobs to 11 160 persons within the municipal area. This accounts for 65% of employment within Phokwane.

In terms of agriculture Phokwane exports grape, citrus and olive products. The dominant languages in the area are Setswana, Afrikaans and Isixhosa with each of the languages having 70%, 25% and 5% users respectively.

 

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17,7% of those 20+ have no schooling.

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According to the 2011 Census, Phokwane municipality has a total population of 51 567 people, of which 81,9% are black African, 11,0% white people, with other population groups making up the remaining 7,1%.

Of those 20 years and older 30,2% has completed some secondary schooling, 22,0% has Grade 12, 18,9% some primary, 17,7% no schooling, 6,6% has some higher education, and 4,7% has completed primary.

Group Percentage
Black African81,9%
Coloured11%
Indian/Asian0,4%
White6,3%
Other0,5%
Age Males Females
0-4 5,9% 5,7%
5-9 5,4% 5,3%
10-14 5% 5%
15-19 4,9% 4,8%
20-24 4,4% 4,6%
25-29 3,9% 4,3%
30-34 3,4% 3,6%
35-39 2,9% 3,3%
40-44 2,6% 2,8%
45-49 2,4% 2,4%
50-54 2% 2,5%
55-59 1,7% 2%
60-64 1,4% 1,6%
65-69 0,9% 1,2%
70-74 0,7% 0,9%
75-79 0,4% 0,6%
80-84 0,2% 0,4%
85+ 0,1% 0,3%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 18,8%
English 3,8%
IsiNdebele 1%
IsiXhosa 5,5%
IsiZulu 1,2%
Sepedi 0,3%
Sesotho 1,4%
Setswana 66,4%
Sign Language 0,3%
SiSwati 0,1%
Tshivenda 0,1%
Xitsonga 0,1%
Other 0.6%
Not Applicable 0,3%
Group Percentage
Married 17,3%
Living together like married partners 11%
Never married 66,9%
Widower/Widow 3,5%
Separated 0,5%
Divorced 0,8%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 4,4%
Some Primary 46,3%
Completed Primary 6,4%
Some Secondary 32%
Completed Secondary 9,9%
Higher Education 0,7%
Not Applicable 0,2%
Sex Percentage
Female 51,6%
Male 48,4%
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82,3% Use electricity for lighting.

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There are 17 544 households in the municipality, with an average household size of 3,6 persons per household.

Almost 37,9% of households have access to piped (tap) water inside the dwelling/institution, 40,1% of households have access to piped (tap) water inside yard. 82,3% of households have access to electricity for lighting.

Area Percentage
Urban 59,4%
Tribal/Traditional 34,6%
Farm 6%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 81% 19%
Computer 12,4% 87,6%
Television 71% 29%
Satellite Television 20,7% 79,3%
Radio 66,7% 33,3%
Landline / Telephone 9% 91%
Motor Car 22,4% 77,6%
Refrigerator 63,6% 36,4%
Electric / Gas-Stove 75,8% 24,2%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 76,3% 66,9% 82,3%
Gas 2,5% 1,4% 0,1%
Paraffin 12,8% 6,2% 1,4%
Solar 0,2% 0,2% 0,2%
Candles 0% 0% 15,8%
Wood 7,7% 15% 0%
Coal 0,2% 0,4% 0%
Animal Dung 0,1% 0,1% 0%
Other 0% 0% 0%
None 0,2% 9,9% 0,2%
Access Percentage
From Home 4,2%
From Cellphone 14%
From Work 2,5%
From Elsewhere 2,3%
No Access 77%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 13,9%
Owned and fully paid off 56,1%
Owned but not yet paid off 2,7%
Occupied rent free 23,3%
Other 4,1%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 88,8%
Borehole 7%
Spring 0,1%
Rain water tank 0,4%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 0,2%
River/Stream 0,2%
Water vendor 0,2%
Water tanker 1,4%
Other 1,8%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 9,3%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 68,2%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 1,8%
Chemical toilet 0,2%
Pit toilet with ventilation 4,9%
Pit toilet without ventilation 11,9%
Bucket toilet 1,8%
Other 2%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 60,8%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 6,5%
Communal refuse dump 2,3%
Own refuse dump 22,9%
No rubbish disposal 7,1%
Other 0,4%
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48,3% Youth unemployment rate.

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Of the 20 200 economically active (employed or unemployed but looking for work) people in the municipality, 37,6% (7 589) are unemployed.

Among the 10 297 economically active youth (aged 15 – 34) in the municipality, 48,3% (4 974) are unemployed.

The Integrated Development Plan for this municipality can be accessed via the following link:

(Source: www.phokwane.gov.za)

Employment Status Number
Employed 12611
Unemployed 7589
Discouraged Work Seeker 2568
Not Economically Active 16254
Income Percentage
None income 14,2%
R1 - R4,800 4,9%
R4,801 - R9,600 8%
R9,601 - R19,600 22,8%
R19,601 - R38,200 21,9%
R38,201 - R76,4000 11,5%
R76,401 - R153,800 7,7%
R153,801 - R307,600 5,6%
R307,601 - R614,400 2,3%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,5%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,3%
R2,457,601+ 0,2%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 811
Poultry production 1,620
Vegetable production 836
Production of other crops 762
Other 606

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 0
Animals only 1,500
Mixed farming 529
Other 152

**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 741
R1-R4 800 89
R4 801-R38 400 1,607
R38 401-R307 200 432
R307 201+ 69
Unspecified 50

Place names

Places in Phokwane Municipality

Key Statistics 2011

Total population63,000
Young (0-14)32,3%
Working Age (15-64)61,9%
Elderly (65+)5,7%
Dependency ratio61,5
Sex ratio93,8
Growth rate0,27% (2001-2011)
Population density76 persons/km2
Unemployment rate37,6%
Youth unemployment rate48,3%
No schooling aged 20+17,7%
Higher education aged 20+6,6%
Matric aged 20+21,9%
Number of households17,544
Number of Agricultural households2,988
Average household size3,6
Female headed households38%
Formal dwellings83,8%
Housing owned/paying off58,7%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage68,2%
Weekly refuse removal60,8%
Piped water inside dwelling37,9%
Electricity for lighting82,3%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population61,321
Young (0-14)31,8%
Working Age (15-64)61,9%
Elderly (65+)5,3%
Dependency ratio58,9%
Sex ratio94,7
Growth rate1,26% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate35,5%
Youth unemployment rate45,5%
No schooling aged 20+32,5%
Higher education aged 20+6,1%
Matric aged 20+14,8%
Number of households16,807
Average household size3,6
Female headed households29,6%
Formal dwellings81,3%
Housing owned/paying off45%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage41,7%
Weekly refuse removal40%
Piped water inside dwelling25,7%
Electricity for lighting74,7%