Thabazimbi

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2,63% Annual population growth rate.

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Thabazimbi Municipality is located in the south-western part of the Limpopo Province and has Botswana as its international neighbour. It is two hours drive from the City of Tshwane. The municipality has Marakele National Park, which is a subsidiary of the National Parks Board, and in the same standard as the Kruger National Park and Mapungube. The game lodges scattered around the area helps to promote environmental sustainability.

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Thabazimbi , Limpopo 85,234 129
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8,8% of those 20+ have no schooling.

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 There are 85 234 people residing in the municipality, of which 84,3% are black African, 14,4% are white, with other population groups making up the remaining 1,3%.

Amongst those aged 20 years and above, 26,1% have completed matric, 8,2% have some form of higher education, and 8,8% have no form of schooling.

 

Group Percentage
Black African84,3%
Coloured0,6%
Indian/Asian0,2%
White14,4%
Other0,4%
Age Males Females
0-4 4,7% 4,8%
5-9 3,2% 3,1%
10-14 2,7% 2,7%
15-19 3% 2,9%
20-24 6,4% 4,5%
25-29 8,6% 5,2%
30-34 7,4% 4,2%
35-39 5,9% 3,5%
40-44 4,3% 3%
45-49 4,3% 4,3%
50-54 3,6% 1,9%
55-59 2,3% 1,2%
60-64 1% 0,7%
65-69 0,5% 0,5%
70-74 0,3% 0,3%
75-79 0,2% 0,2%
80-84 0,1% 0,1%
85+ 0,1% 0,1%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 14,5%
English 3,3%
IsiNdebele 0,9%
IsiXhosa 11,4%
IsiZulu 2%
Sepedi 7,3%
Sesotho 3,6%
Setswana 38%
Sign Language 0,3%
SiSwati 0,7%
Tshivenda 1,2%
Xitsonga 6,8%
Other 2.1%
Not Applicable 7,8%
Group Percentage
Married 34%
Living together like married partners 10,6%
Never married 53%
Widower/Widow 1,3%
Separated 0,4%
Divorced 0,7%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 5,6%
Some Primary 36,3%
Completed Primary 6,4%
Some Secondary 33,4%
Completed Secondary 14,2%
Higher Education 1,6%
Not Applicable 2,5%
Sex Percentage
Female 41,5%
Male 58,5%
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76,8% Use electricity for lighting.

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Of the 25 080 households in the municipality, 47,3% have piped water inside the dwelling, 23,9% have piped water inside the yard, and 12,7% have access to piped water less than 200m from their dwelling. Only 6,2% of households have no access to piped water, and 76,8% of households have access to electricity for lighting.

Area Percentage
Urban 82,2%
Tribal/Traditional 0%
Farm 17,8%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 92,2% 7,8%
Computer 19,7% 80,3%
Television 63,6% 36,4%
Satellite Television 28,3% 71,7%
Radio 59,1% 40,9%
Landline / Telephone 6% 94%
Motor Car 29,5% 70,5%
Refrigerator 57,2% 42,8%
Electric / Gas-Stove 69,6% 30,4%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 73,1% 68% 76,8%
Gas 1,7% 1,2% 0,2%
Paraffin 16,1% 8% 4,4%
Solar 0,1% 0,2% 0,3%
Candles 0% 0% 17,9%
Wood 8,7% 14% 0%
Coal 0,1% 0,1% 0%
Animal Dung 0% 0,1% 0%
Other 0% 0% 0%
None 0,2% 8,2% 0,4%
Access Percentage
From Home 6,7%
From Cellphone 17%
From Work 4,9%
From Elsewhere 2,6%
No Access 68,8%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 46%
Owned and fully paid off 15,8%
Owned but not yet paid off 8,6%
Occupied rent free 25,6%
Other 4%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 63,9%
Borehole 17,4%
Spring 0,2%
Rain water tank 0,3%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 0,3%
River/Stream 0,2%
Water vendor 1,2%
Water tanker 14,8%
Other 1,7%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 6,3%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 63,1%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 4,9%
Chemical toilet 0,7%
Pit toilet with ventilation 2,6%
Pit toilet without ventilation 18,4%
Bucket toilet 0,8%
Other 3,3%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 60,4%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 1,8%
Communal refuse dump 2,2%
Own refuse dump 28,8%
No rubbish disposal 5,5%
Other 1,3%
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26,9% Youth unemployment rate.

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 The unemployment rate (20,6%) and the youth unemployment rate (26,9%) is the lowest in the district. The mining industry is a major source of employment. Agricultural activities include Cattle, Poultry and Game while mining activities include Iron and Platinum.

 

Employment Status Number
Employed 32918
Unemployed 8562
Discouraged Work Seeker 1236
Not Economically Active 22438
Income Percentage
None income 14%
R1 - R4,800 2,7%
R4,801 - R9,600 4,1%
R9,601 - R19,600 12,6%
R19,601 - R38,200 16,1%
R38,201 - R76,4000 20%
R76,401 - R153,800 14%
R153,801 - R307,600 9,9%
R307,601 - R614,400 4,6%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 1,2%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,4%
R2,457,601+ 0,2%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 872
Poultry production 1,207
Vegetable production 763
Production of other crops 690
Other 936

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 0
Animals only 1,012
Mixed farming 574
Other 210

**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 398
R1-R4 800 67
R4 801-R38 400 859
R38 401-R307 200 819
R307 201+ 118
Unspecified 109

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Places in Thabazimbi Municipality

Key Statistics 2011

Total population85,234
Young (0-14)21,1%
Working Age (15-64)76,4%
Elderly (65+)2,4%
Dependency ratio30,8
Sex ratio141,1
Growth rate2,63% (2001-2011)
Population density8 persons/km2
Unemployment rate20,6%
Youth unemployment rate26,9%
No schooling aged 20+8,8%
Higher education aged 20+8,1%
Matric aged 20+26,1%
Number of households25,080
Number of Agricultural households2,370
Average household size2,8
Female headed households24,7%
Formal dwellings70,7%
Housing owned/paying off24,4%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage63,1%
Weekly refuse removal60,4%
Piped water inside dwelling47,3%
Electricity for lighting76,8%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population65,533
Young (0-14)26%
Working Age (15-64)76,4%
Elderly (65+)2,5%
Dependency ratio39,9%
Sex ratio114
Growth rate1,71% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate21%
Youth unemployment rate31%
No schooling aged 20+17,6%
Higher education aged 20+4,4%
Matric aged 20+16,1%
Number of households20,734
Average household size2,5
Female headed households24,5%
Formal dwellings59,3%
Housing owned/paying off31,7%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage49,5%
Weekly refuse removal42,5%
Piped water inside dwelling24,7%
Electricity for lighting57,3%