Randfontein

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According to  census 2011 Randfontein Local Municipality has a total population of 149 286

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The Randfontein Local Municipality is located at the centre of the West Rand District Municipality which is a Vena Award-winning local authority. As one of four municipalities in the district it is associated with three other local municipalities namely Mogale City, Merafong, and Westonaria.

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Randfontein , Gauteng 149,286 75
Metsimaholo , Free State 149,108 76
Intsika Yethu , Eastern Cape 145,372 77
Ndwedwe , KwaZulu-Natal 140,820 78
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4,0% of those aged 20 years and older have no form of schooling.

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According to  census 2011 Randfontein Local Municipality has a total population of 149 286 of which 69,2% are black African, 20,1% are white people, 9,8% are coloured people, and 0,4% are Indian/Asian. Of those 20 years and older 4,1 %have completed primary school, 38,2% have some secondary education, 32,2% have completed matric, and 11,8% have some form of higher education.

Group Percentage
Black African69,2%
Coloured9,8%
Indian/Asian0,4%
White20,1%
Other0,5%
Age Males Females
0-4 4,7% 4,7%
5-9 3,9% 4%
10-14 3,8% 3,8%
15-19 3,9% 3,9%
20-24 5,1% 4,8%
25-29 5,3% 4,8%
30-34 4,7% 4%
35-39 3,9% 3,8%
40-44 3,4% 3,6%
45-49 3,2% 3,2%
50-54 2,8% 2,9%
55-59 2,2% 2,1%
60-64 1,4% 1,4%
65-69 0,9% 1,1%
70-74 0,6% 0,8%
75-79 0,3% 0,5%
80-84 0,2% 0,3%
85+ 0,1% 0,2%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 28,5%
English 5,2%
IsiNdebele 0,8%
IsiXhosa 7,9%
IsiZulu 6,1%
Sepedi 4%
Sesotho 6,3%
Setswana 33,6%
Sign Language 0,3%
SiSwati 0,4%
Tshivenda 0,8%
Xitsonga 3,3%
Other 1.4%
Not Applicable 1,4%
Group Percentage
Married 25,7%
Living together like married partners 10%
Never married 58,3%
Widower/Widow 3,5%
Separated 0,6%
Divorced 2%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 2,9%
Some Primary 39,4%
Completed Primary 5,7%
Some Secondary 32,5%
Completed Secondary 16,4%
Higher Education 2,6%
Not Applicable 0,4%
Sex Percentage
Female 49,8%
Male 50,2%
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84,5% of households have access to electricity.

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There are 43 299 households in the municipality with average household size of 3,2 persons. 69,9% of households have access to piped water and 27,4% have water in their yard. Only 27,4% of households do not have access piped water.

Area Percentage
Urban 91,1%
Tribal/Traditional 0%
Farm 8,9%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 91,3% 8,7%
Computer 24,2% 75,8%
Television 81,7% 18,3%
Satellite Television 29,9% 70,1%
Radio 70,2% 29,8%
Landline / Telephone 14,9% 85,1%
Motor Car 38,2% 61,8%
Refrigerator 72,7% 27,3%
Electric / Gas-Stove 81,9% 18,1%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 81,2% 65,8% 84,5%
Gas 4,2% 4,9% 0,2%
Paraffin 12,6% 5,1% 3,1%
Solar 0,2% 0,2% 0,2%
Candles 0% 0% 11,8%
Wood 1,3% 6,6% 0%
Coal 0,2% 1,7% 0%
Animal Dung 0% 0,1% 0%
Other 0,1% 0% 0%
None 0,2% 15,6% 0,2%
Access Percentage
From Home 8,1%
From Cellphone 19%
From Work 6,2%
From Elsewhere 5,9%
No Access 60,8%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 33,3%
Owned and fully paid off 30,6%
Owned but not yet paid off 16%
Occupied rent free 16,9%
Other 3,2%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 85%
Borehole 12,2%
Spring 0,1%
Rain water tank 0,2%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 0%
River/Stream 0%
Water vendor 0,3%
Water tanker 1,5%
Other 0,7%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 1,1%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 79,3%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 5,5%
Chemical toilet 0,3%
Pit toilet with ventilation 1,5%
Pit toilet without ventilation 11,3%
Bucket toilet 0,6%
Other 0,4%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 78,8%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 1%
Communal refuse dump 2,1%
Own refuse dump 13,4%
No rubbish disposal 4%
Other 0,7%
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35,8% youth unemployment rate

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Of the 70 652 economically active (employed or unemployed but looking for work) people in the municipality, 27,1% (19 172) are unemployed.

Of the 34 363 economically active youth (15 – 34 years) in the area, 35,8% (12 286) are unemployed.

Employment Status Number
Employed 51480
Unemployed 19172
Discouraged Work Seeker 2991
Not Economically Active 31205
Income Percentage
None income 12,3%
R1 - R4,800 3,3%
R4,801 - R9,600 5,3%
R9,601 - R19,600 15%
R19,601 - R38,200 17,8%
R38,201 - R76,4000 15,5%
R76,401 - R153,800 12,3%
R153,801 - R307,600 10,5%
R307,601 - R614,400 5,9%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 1,6%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,3%
R2,457,601+ 0,2%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 1,123
Poultry production 1,311
Vegetable production 1,293
Production of other crops 755
Other 1,476

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 0
Animals only 983
Mixed farming 786
Other 316

**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 502
R1-R4 800 83
R4 801-R38 400 1,049
R38 401-R307 200 1,006
R307 201+ 170
Unspecified 108

Place names

Places in Randfontein Municipality

Key Statistics 2011

Total population149,286
Young (0-14)24,9%
Working Age (15-64)70,2%
Elderly (65+)4,9%
Dependency ratio42,4
Sex ratio100,7
Growth rate1,47% (2001-2011)
Population density314 persons/km2
Unemployment rate27,1%
Youth unemployment rate35,8%
No schooling aged 20+4%
Higher education aged 20+11,7%
Matric aged 20+32,1%
Number of households43,299
Number of Agricultural households2,918
Average household size3
Female headed households33,6%
Formal dwellings80%
Housing owned/paying off46,6%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage79,3%
Weekly refuse removal78,8%
Piped water inside dwelling61,9%
Electricity for lighting84,5%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population128,842
Young (0-14)25%
Working Age (15-64)70,2%
Elderly (65+)3,9%
Dependency ratio40,7%
Sex ratio101,5
Growth rate3,58% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate36,1%
Youth unemployment rate45,2%
No schooling aged 20+10,2%
Higher education aged 20+7,2%
Matric aged 20+26,1%
Number of households36,165
Average household size3,1
Female headed households35,4%
Formal dwellings79,2%
Housing owned/paying off47,3%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage78,6%
Weekly refuse removal72,4%
Piped water inside dwelling50,1%
Electricity for lighting75,3%