Prince Albert

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According to the 2011 Census, Prince Albert Local Municipality has a total population of 13 136 people.

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The Prince Albert Local Municipality lies on the southern edge of the Great Karoo, a semi-desert region of the Western Province.  The municipality provides services to LeeuGamka, Prince Albert Road, Klaarstroom and Prince Albert and is also responsible for various facilities in these areas.(www.westerncape.gov.za)

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Prince Albert , Western Cape 13,136 216
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Karoo Hoogland , Northern Cape 12,588 218
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9,1% have no form of schooling.

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According to the 2011 Census, Prince Albert Local Municipality has a total population of 13 136 people, of which 84,5% are coloured, 11,8% are white, with the other population groups making up the remaining 3,7%.

Of those aged 20 years and older, 6,9% have completed primary school, 16,7% have some secondary education, 16,9% have completed matric, 8,7% have some form of higher education.

Group Percentage
Black African2,8%
Coloured84,5%
Indian/Asian0,3%
White11,8%
Other0,6%
Age Males Females
0-4 5% 5%
5-9 4,6% 5,3%
10-14 5% 4,8%
15-19 4,5% 4,1%
20-24 4,4% 4,2%
25-29 3,7% 4%
30-34 3,6% 3,2%
35-39 3,3% 3,2%
40-44 3,3% 3,5%
45-49 3,5% 3,5%
50-54 2,5% 2,6%
55-59 1,9% 2,1%
60-64 1,5% 1,7%
65-69 1,2% 1,1%
70-74 0,9% 1,1%
75-79 0,5% 0,6%
80-84 0,2% 0,4%
85+ 0,2% 0,3%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 92%
English 3,5%
IsiNdebele 0,2%
IsiXhosa 0,8%
IsiZulu 0,2%
Sepedi 0,1%
Sesotho 0,4%
Setswana 0,6%
Sign Language 0,1%
SiSwati 0%
Tshivenda 0,1%
Xitsonga 0%
Other 0.4%
Not Applicable 1,5%
Group Percentage
Married 26,2%
Living together like married partners 11%
Never married 57%
Widower/Widow 4,1%
Separated 0,4%
Divorced 1,3%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 5,1%
Some Primary 48,1%
Completed Primary 7,7%
Some Secondary 29,2%
Completed Secondary 7,8%
Higher Education 1,3%
Not Applicable 0,8%
Sex Percentage
Female 50,5%
Male 49,5%
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86,4% of households have access to electricity for lighting.

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There are 3 578 households in the municipality, with an average household size of 3,6 persons per household.

A high proportion of households (95,7%) have access to piped water either in their dwellings or in the yard.  Only 0,7% of households do not have access to piped water.

Area Percentage
Urban 78,9%
Tribal/Traditional 0%
Farm 21,1%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 75,8% 24,2%
Computer 20,2% 79,8%
Television 72,6% 27,4%
Satellite Television 30% 70%
Radio 71,7% 28,3%
Landline / Telephone 20,4% 79,6%
Motor Car 30,6% 69,4%
Refrigerator 68,1% 31,9%
Electric / Gas-Stove 81,3% 18,7%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 76,1% 62,6% 86,4%
Gas 8,4% 2,5% 0%
Paraffin 0% 0,2% 0,3%
Solar 0,4% 0,5% 4,2%
Candles 0% 0% 8,9%
Wood 15% 26,5% 0%
Coal 0% 0,1% 0%
Animal Dung 0% 0% 0%
Other 0% 0% 0%
None 0% 7,5% 0,3%
Access Percentage
From Home 8,8%
From Cellphone 15,1%
From Work 2%
From Elsewhere 1,9%
No Access 72,1%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 22,2%
Owned and fully paid off 46,9%
Owned but not yet paid off 10%
Occupied rent free 19,7%
Other 1,3%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 71,8%
Borehole 19%
Spring 3,2%
Rain water tank 0,2%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 2,2%
River/Stream 2,4%
Water vendor 0,2%
Water tanker 0,9%
Other 0,2%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 4,1%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 63,5%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 18%
Chemical toilet 0,1%
Pit toilet with ventilation 4,9%
Pit toilet without ventilation 1,7%
Bucket toilet 4,1%
Other 3,5%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 73,4%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 0,4%
Communal refuse dump 1,4%
Own refuse dump 20,2%
No rubbish disposal 3,2%
Other 1,5%
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19,4% Unemployment rate.

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The municipality has 4 357 people who are economically active (employed or unemployed but looking for work), and of these 19,4% are unemployed.

1 in 4 (25,4%) of the economically active youth (15 – 34 years) in the municipality are unemployed.

Employment Status Number
Employed 3513
Unemployed 844
Discouraged Work Seeker 497
Not Economically Active 3555
Income Percentage
None income 6,3%
R1 - R4,800 3,3%
R4,801 - R9,600 6,1%
R9,601 - R19,600 19,6%
R19,601 - R38,200 26,7%
R38,201 - R76,4000 17,1%
R76,401 - R153,800 9,4%
R153,801 - R307,600 6,5%
R307,601 - R614,400 3,6%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,6%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,3%
R2,457,601+ 0,3%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 271
Poultry production 250
Vegetable production 187
Production of other crops 124
Other 130

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 0
Animals only 254
Mixed farming 132
Other 42

**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 82
R1-R4 800 21
R4 801-R38 400 271
R38 401-R307 200 180
R307 201+ 33
Unspecified 4

Place names

Places in Prince Albert Municipality

Key Statistics 2011

Total population13,136
Young (0-14)29,6%
Working Age (15-64)64%
Elderly (65+)6,4%
Dependency ratio56,2
Sex ratio97,8
Growth rate2,23% (2001-2011)
Population density2 persons/km2
Unemployment rate19,4%
Youth unemployment rate25,4%
No schooling aged 20+9,1%
Higher education aged 20+8,5%
Matric aged 20+16,9%
Number of households3,578
Number of Agricultural households590
Average household size3,6
Female headed households44,9%
Formal dwellings93,9%
Housing owned/paying off56,8%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage63,6%
Weekly refuse removal73,4%
Piped water inside dwelling69,7%
Electricity for lighting86,4%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population10,512
Young (0-14)34,4%
Working Age (15-64)64%
Elderly (65+)6%
Dependency ratio67,8%
Sex ratio99,2
Growth rate2,01% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate35%
Youth unemployment rate44,5%
No schooling aged 20+15,7%
Higher education aged 20+6,8%
Matric aged 20+10,4%
Number of households2,547
Average household size3,9
Female headed households28,4%
Formal dwellings94,2%
Housing owned/paying off59,2%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage63,2%
Weekly refuse removal71,9%
Piped water inside dwelling55,2%
Electricity for lighting80,2%