Swartland

Quick Fact

4,56% Population growth rate.

Quick Fact Image 4,56% Growth Rate

Swartland Local Municipality is situated in the West Coast District, bordering the Atlantic Ocean in the west, the City of Cape Town in the south, the Cape Winelands District to the east and Saldanha Bay Municipality and Bergrivier Municipality to its north and northeast.

The largest towns in Swartland include Malmesbury, Moorreesburg, Darling, Riebeeck West, Riebeeck Kasteel and Yzerfontein. Malmesbury, as an administrative centre of the municipality, has a diversified economic base, which includes agriculture, as well as a diversified industrial sector and infrastructure, and although tourism does not currently play a major role, this avenue can be explored.

(Source: www.westerncape.gov.za)

Rank By:
98 ranking by population size
  Rank view all
Lephalale , Limpopo 115,767 95
Lekwa , Mpumalanga 115,662 96
Nkandla , KwaZulu-Natal 114,416 97
Swartland , Western Cape 113,762 98
Imbabazane , KwaZulu-Natal 113,073 99
Setsoto , Free State 112,597 100
Westonaria , Gauteng 111,767 101
Quick Fact

6,0% of those aged 20 years and older have no form of schooling.

Quick Fact Image

Of those aged 20 years and older, 7,8% have completed primary school, 35,4% have some secondary education, 24,2% have completed matric, and 9,6% have some form of higher education.

Afrikaans is the most spoken language in the municipality (76,2%), followed by Xhosa at 8,2%. Only 4,3% of the population has English as a first language, with other languages making up the remaining 9,9%.

Group Percentage
Black African18,3%
Coloured64,8%
Indian/Asian0,5%
White15,6%
Other0,7%
Age Males Females
0-4 4,6% 4,5%
5-9 4% 4%
10-14 4% 3,9%
15-19 4% 4,3%
20-24 4,9% 4,8%
25-29 5% 4,8%
30-34 3,8% 3,6%
35-39 3,8% 3,6%
40-44 3,8% 3,8%
45-49 3,2% 3,2%
50-54 2,5% 2,6%
55-59 1,9% 2,1%
60-64 1,6% 1,7%
65-69 1% 1,2%
70-74 0,7% 0,9%
75-79 0,5% 0,6%
80-84 0,2% 0,4%
85+ 0,1% 0,3%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 76,2%
English 4,3%
IsiNdebele 0,1%
IsiXhosa 8,2%
IsiZulu 0,1%
Sepedi 0,1%
Sesotho 1,4%
Setswana 0,4%
Sign Language 0,2%
SiSwati 0,1%
Tshivenda 0,1%
Xitsonga 0,1%
Other 0.8%
Not Applicable 7,9%
Group Percentage
Married 30%
Living together like married partners 9,2%
Never married 55,1%
Widower/Widow 3,6%
Separated 0,6%
Divorced 1,5%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 3,6%
Some Primary 42,2%
Completed Primary 6,8%
Some Secondary 28,6%
Completed Secondary 10,6%
Higher Education 1,3%
Not Applicable 6,9%
Sex Percentage
Female 50,4%
Male 49,6%
Quick Fact

97,8% use electricity for lighting.

Quick Fact Image

There are 29 324 households in the municipality with an average household size of 3,5 persons per household. Of these households, 80,6% have access to piped water inside their dwelling, and 16,9% have access to water in their yard. Only 0,5% of households do not have access to piped water, and 97,8% of households have access to electricity.

Area Percentage
Urban 71,6%
Tribal/Traditional 0%
Farm 28,4%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 83,5% 16,5%
Computer 27,7% 72,3%
Television 85,1% 14,9%
Satellite Television 28,5% 71,5%
Radio 63,5% 36,5%
Landline / Telephone 24,2% 75,8%
Motor Car 39,8% 60,2%
Refrigerator 80,9% 19,1%
Electric / Gas-Stove 92,5% 7,5%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 92,9% 72,4% 97,8%
Gas 4,2% 1,4% 0,1%
Paraffin 0,4% 1,7% 0,3%
Solar 0,1% 0,3% 0,1%
Candles 0% 0% 1,5%
Wood 2% 8,9% 0%
Coal 0,1% 0,2% 0%
Animal Dung 0% 0% 0%
Other 0% 0% 0%
None 0,3% 15,2% 0,2%
Access Percentage
From Home 12,6%
From Cellphone 10,9%
From Work 4,1%
From Elsewhere 2,7%
No Access 69,6%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 28%
Owned and fully paid off 43,6%
Owned but not yet paid off 8,6%
Occupied rent free 17,3%
Other 2,4%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 77,2%
Borehole 16,2%
Spring 0,7%
Rain water tank 0,7%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 2%
River/Stream 1,7%
Water vendor 0,2%
Water tanker 0,9%
Other 0,4%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 2,5%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 77,3%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 13,4%
Chemical toilet 0,2%
Pit toilet with ventilation 0,8%
Pit toilet without ventilation 1,5%
Bucket toilet 2,1%
Other 2,1%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 76,1%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 1,1%
Communal refuse dump 4,2%
Own refuse dump 16,6%
No rubbish disposal 1,1%
Other 1%
Quick Fact

12,7% Unemployment rate.

Quick Fact Image

A total of 40 651 people are economically active (employed or unemployed but looking for work), and of these, 12,7% are unemployed. The economically active youth (15–34 years) in the area total 18 248, of which 17,9% are unemployed.

Employment Status Number
Employed 40651
Unemployed 5928
Discouraged Work Seeker 1197
Not Economically Active 30854
Income Percentage
None income 10,5%
R1 - R4,800 1,7%
R4,801 - R9,600 2,6%
R9,601 - R19,600 13,4%
R19,601 - R38,200 21,7%
R38,201 - R76,4000 20,1%
R76,401 - R153,800 13%
R153,801 - R307,600 9,5%
R307,601 - R614,400 5,5%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 1,5%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,4%
R2,457,601+ 0,2%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 942
Poultry production 966
Vegetable production 687
Production of other crops 653
Other 538

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 0
Animals only 1,036
Mixed farming 593
Other 160

**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 269
R1-R4 800 37
R4 801-R38 400 1,054
R38 401-R307 200 760
R307 201+ 197
Unspecified 99

Place names

Places in Swartland Municipality

Key Statistics 2011

Total population113,762
Young (0-14)25%
Working Age (15-64)69,1%
Elderly (65+)5,9%
Dependency ratio44,7
Sex ratio98,6
Growth rate4,56% (2001-2011)
Population density31 persons/km2
Unemployment rate12,7%
Youth unemployment rate17,9%
No schooling aged 20+6%
Higher education aged 20+9,5%
Matric aged 20+24,2%
Number of households29,324
Number of Agricultural households2,416
Average household size3,5
Female headed households28,5%
Formal dwellings90,9%
Housing owned/paying off52,3%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage77,3%
Weekly refuse removal76,1%
Piped water inside dwelling80,6%
Electricity for lighting97,8%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population72,115
Young (0-14)28,7%
Working Age (15-64)69,1%
Elderly (65+)5,3%
Dependency ratio51,6%
Sex ratio100
Growth rate1,99% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate10,2%
Youth unemployment rate13,6%
No schooling aged 20+10,5%
Higher education aged 20+7,8%
Matric aged 20+19,7%
Number of households17,403
Average household size3,7
Female headed households26,8%
Formal dwellings93,4%
Housing owned/paying off56,5%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage73,8%
Weekly refuse removal70,8%
Piped water inside dwelling72,2%
Electricity for lighting91,1%