Renosterberg

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Renosterberg Local Municipality is located in the Pixley ka Seme district of the Northern Cape, known as the Karoo region. Within the boundaries are the towns of Petrusville, Phillipstown and Vanderkloof, and surrounding farms. The region is regarded as one of the most beautiful regions in the province. The region enjoys warm winter days, cool evening temperatures, and most rainfall occurs during the winter season. The summers are hot to very hot and dry. Petrusville is a typical upper Karoo semi-desert town with flat hilltops, remote, lonesome plains, the open plateau fields and the open sky.

(Source: www.localgovernment.co.za/locals/view/175/Renosterberg-Local-Municipality)

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16% of those 20+ have no schooling.

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According to Census 2011, Renosterberg Local Municipality has a total population of 10 978 people, of whom 57,4% are coloured, 32,9% are black African, 8,6% are white, and 0,5% are Indian/Asian. The other population groups make up the remaining 0,6%. In this municipality, 34,8% of households are headed by females, and the and sex ratio is 95,8 males per 100 females.

Of those aged 20 years and older, 6,1% have completed primary school, 29,4% have some secondary education, 21,8% have completed matric, and 6,6% have some form of higher education, while 16,0% of those aged 20 years and older have no form of schooling.

Group Percentage
Black African32,9%
Coloured57,4%
Indian/Asian0,5%
White8,6%
Other0,6%
Age Males Females
0-4 5,2% 5,4%
5-9 6% 5,8%
10-14 5,1% 5,3%
15-19 4,4% 3,7%
20-24 4,3% 4%
25-29 3,4% 3,8%
30-34 3,4% 3,6%
35-39 2,8% 3,3%
40-44 2,9% 2,9%
45-49 2,6% 2,6%
50-54 2,5% 2,3%
55-59 2% 2,5%
60-64 1,7% 2%
65-69 1,1% 1,3%
70-74 0,9% 1,1%
75-79 0,4% 0,5%
80-84 0,2% 0,3%
85+ 0,2% 0,3%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 71%
English 1,5%
IsiNdebele 0,2%
IsiXhosa 23,9%
IsiZulu 0,1%
Sepedi 0,1%
Sesotho 1,2%
Setswana 0,6%
Sign Language 0,2%
SiSwati 0,1%
Tshivenda 0,1%
Xitsonga 0%
Other 0.4%
Not Applicable 0,6%
Group Percentage
Married 22,4%
Living together like married partners 10,1%
Never married 62,7%
Widower/Widow 3,6%
Separated 0,4%
Divorced 0,8%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 3,1%
Some Primary 51,2%
Completed Primary 7,2%
Some Secondary 26,7%
Completed Secondary 10,6%
Higher Education 0,8%
Not Applicable 0,4%
Sex Percentage
Female 51,1%
Male 48,9%
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88,1% Use electricity for lighting.

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There are 2 995 households in the municipality, with an average household size of 3,4 persons per household. 41,1% of households have access to piped water either in their dwelling or in the yard. 88,1% of households have access to electricity for lighting.

Area Percentage
Urban 89,3%
Tribal/Traditional 0%
Farm 10,7%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 72,5% 27,5%
Computer 14,5% 85,5%
Television 67,2% 32,8%
Satellite Television 27,7% 72,3%
Radio 48,4% 51,6%
Landline / Telephone 15,2% 84,8%
Motor Car 27,9% 72,1%
Refrigerator 64,6% 35,4%
Electric / Gas-Stove 81,6% 18,4%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 82,4% 66,8% 88,1%
Gas 3,4% 1,5% 0,2%
Paraffin 4,4% 6,2% 0,8%
Solar 0,3% 0,3% 0,8%
Candles 0% 0% 9,8%
Wood 8,8% 17,7% 0%
Coal 0,2% 0,2% 0%
Animal Dung 0% 0% 0%
Other 0,1% 0% 0%
None 0,4% 7,4% 0,3%
Access Percentage
From Home 5,3%
From Cellphone 10,7%
From Work 2,6%
From Elsewhere 2,1%
No Access 79,1%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 16,4%
Owned and fully paid off 48,5%
Owned but not yet paid off 3,7%
Occupied rent free 22,8%
Other 8,6%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 79,9%
Borehole 15%
Spring 0,2%
Rain water tank 0,1%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 2,3%
River/Stream 1,5%
Water vendor 0%
Water tanker 0,6%
Other 0,3%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 5,5%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 71,7%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 11,4%
Chemical toilet 0%
Pit toilet with ventilation 6,3%
Pit toilet without ventilation 1,7%
Bucket toilet 2%
Other 1,4%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 74,4%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 1,6%
Communal refuse dump 1,6%
Own refuse dump 19,4%
No rubbish disposal 2,7%
Other 0,3%
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29,8% Youth unemployment rate.

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3 575 people are economically active (employed or unemployed but looking for work), and of these, 26,8% are unemployed.

Of the 1 777 economically active youth (15 – 35 years) in the area, 29,8% are unemployed.

Employment Status Number
Employed 2617
Unemployed 958
Discouraged Work Seeker 325
Not Economically Active 2795
Income Percentage
None income 11,2%
R1 - R4,800 4%
R4,801 - R9,600 6,4%
R9,601 - R19,600 23,1%
R19,601 - R38,200 23,4%
R38,201 - R76,4000 13,5%
R76,401 - R153,800 8,8%
R153,801 - R307,600 6,5%
R307,601 - R614,400 1,8%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,7%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,3%
R2,457,601+ 0,3%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 320
Poultry production 182
Vegetable production 188
Production of other crops 102
Other 112

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 0
Animals only 339
Mixed farming 86
Other 23

**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 73
R1-R4 800 8
R4 801-R38 400 333
R38 401-R307 200 158
R307 201+ 30
Unspecified 15

Place names

Places in Renosterberg Municipality

Key Statistics 2011

Total population10,978
Young (0-14)32,8%
Working Age (15-64)61%
Elderly (65+)6,2%
Dependency ratio64
Sex ratio95,8
Growth rate1,91% (2001-2011)
Population density2 persons/km2
Unemployment rate26,8%
Youth unemployment rate29,8%
No schooling aged 20+16%
Higher education aged 20+6,6%
Matric aged 20+21,8%
Number of households2,995
Number of Agricultural households616
Average household size3,4
Female headed households34,8%
Formal dwellings94,7%
Housing owned/paying off52,3%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage71,7%
Weekly refuse removal74,4%
Piped water inside dwelling53,4%
Electricity for lighting88,1%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population9,070
Young (0-14)32,9%
Working Age (15-64)61%
Elderly (65+)6,5%
Dependency ratio65,1%
Sex ratio94,7
Growth rate-0,78% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate48,9%
Youth unemployment rate55,8%
No schooling aged 20+26,1%
Higher education aged 20+6,1%
Matric aged 20+12,4%
Number of households2,448
Average household size3,7
Female headed households30,3%
Formal dwellings91,1%
Housing owned/paying off67,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage37,7%
Weekly refuse removal72,9%
Piped water inside dwelling43,8%
Electricity for lighting72,1%