Tokologo

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According to the 2011 census, Tokologo Local Municipality has a total population of 28 986, of which 84,5% is African Black, 9,9% is white, with the other population groups making up the remaining 5,6%.

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Tokologo is located within Lejweleputswa District Municipality. The area covers 9 326 square kilometres and consists of three former Transitional Local Councils namely Boshof, Dealesville and Hertzogville, as well as a portion of a former Transitional Rural Council (Moddervaal), which consists of approximately 1 480 farms. Tokologo Local Municipality is in the western Free State. Tokologo is a Setswana word meaning “freedom”.

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 20,8% of those 20+ have no schooling.

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According to the 2011census, Tokologo Local Municipality has a total population of 28 986, of which 84,5% is African Black, 9,9% is white, with the other population groups making up the remaining 5,6%.

Of those aged 20 years and older, 6,6% have completed primary school, 27,3% have some secondary education, 17,8% have completed matric and 5,1% have some form of higher education.

Group Percentage
Black African84,5%
Coloured4,6%
Indian/Asian0,7%
White9,9%
Other0,3%
Age Males Females
0-4 5,7% 5,4%
5-9 5,4% 4,9%
10-14 4,9% 4,9%
15-19 4,5% 5,1%
20-24 4,7% 4,4%
25-29 4,1% 3,8%
30-34 3,9% 3,5%
35-39 3,5% 3,5%
40-44 2,9% 2,7%
45-49 2,5% 2,5%
50-54 2,2% 2,3%
55-59 1,8% 2,1%
60-64 1,2% 1,6%
65-69 1,1% 1,1%
70-74 0,5% 0,8%
75-79 0,4% 0,7%
80-84 0,2% 0,4%
85+ 0,1% 0,4%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 18,1%
English 1,6%
IsiNdebele 1%
IsiXhosa 10,5%
IsiZulu 0,8%
Sepedi 0,2%
Sesotho 8,2%
Setswana 55,3%
Sign Language 0,3%
SiSwati 0%
Tshivenda 0,1%
Xitsonga 0,1%
Other 0.5%
Not Applicable 3,4%
Group Percentage
Married 20%
Living together like married partners 11,6%
Never married 62,6%
Widower/Widow 4,2%
Separated 0,8%
Divorced 0,8%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 4,4%
Some Primary 46,7%
Completed Primary 8,1%
Some Secondary 27,9%
Completed Secondary 7,2%
Higher Education 0,6%
Not Applicable 5,1%
Sex Percentage
Female 50,3%
Male 49,7%
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84,2% Use electricity for lighting.

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There are 8698 households in the municipality, with an average household size of 3,2 persons per household.22,7% of households have access to piped water either in their dwelling or in the yard. Only 2,3% of households do not have access to piped water.

Area Percentage
Urban 80,7%
Tribal/Traditional 0%
Farm 19,3%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 75% 25%
Computer 10% 90%
Television 65,1% 34,9%
Satellite Television 13,9% 86,1%
Radio 62,5% 37,5%
Landline / Telephone 7,3% 92,7%
Motor Car 21,3% 78,7%
Refrigerator 58,3% 41,7%
Electric / Gas-Stove 77,2% 22,8%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 78,9% 58,8% 84,2%
Gas 2,2% 1,2% 0,2%
Paraffin 10,3% 6,6% 0,8%
Solar 0,2% 0,3% 0,4%
Candles 0% 0% 14,2%
Wood 7,6% 20,8% 0%
Coal 0,1% 0,1% 0%
Animal Dung 0,4% 0,9% 0%
Other 0% 0% 0%
None 0,2% 11,4% 0,2%
Access Percentage
From Home 3,2%
From Cellphone 10,9%
From Work 1,5%
From Elsewhere 3,3%
No Access 81%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 14,9%
Owned and fully paid off 25,2%
Owned but not yet paid off 6,4%
Occupied rent free 50,3%
Other 3,3%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 71,1%
Borehole 23,4%
Spring 0,1%
Rain water tank 0,6%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 0,5%
River/Stream 0,5%
Water vendor 0,2%
Water tanker 2,8%
Other 0,8%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 11%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 18,5%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 7,6%
Chemical toilet 0,8%
Pit toilet with ventilation 37,4%
Pit toilet without ventilation 4,4%
Bucket toilet 18,1%
Other 2,2%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 45,1%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 2,1%
Communal refuse dump 2,3%
Own refuse dump 43,1%
No rubbish disposal 4,7%
Other 2,8%
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35,8% Youth unemployment rate.

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9122 people are economically active (employed or unemployed but looking for work), and of these 27,4% are unemployed. Of the 4647economically active youth (15 – 34 years) in the area, 35,8% are unemployed.

Employment Status Number
Employed 6618
Unemployed 2504
Discouraged Work Seeker 973
Not Economically Active 8141
Income Percentage
None income 10,2%
R1 - R4,800 4,7%
R4,801 - R9,600 8,3%
R9,601 - R19,600 28,2%
R19,601 - R38,200 24,7%
R38,201 - R76,4000 11,1%
R76,401 - R153,800 6,3%
R153,801 - R307,600 4,1%
R307,601 - R614,400 1,9%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,4%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,1%
R2,457,601+ 0,1%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 913
Poultry production 719
Vegetable production 361
Production of other crops 308
Other 290

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 0
Animals only 1,130
Mixed farming 269
Other 94

**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 298
R1-R4 800 65
R4 801-R38 400 1,047
R38 401-R307 200 325
R307 201+ 75
Unspecified 14

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Places in Tokologo Municipality

Key Statistics 2011

Total population28,986
Young (0-14)31,2%
Working Age (15-64)62,9%
Elderly (65+)5,9%
Dependency ratio58,9
Sex ratio98,9
Growth rate-1,13% (2001-2011)
Population density3 persons/km2
Unemployment rate27,5%
Youth unemployment rate35,8%
No schooling aged 20+20,8%
Higher education aged 20+5,1%
Matric aged 20+17,8%
Number of households8,698
Number of Agricultural households1,824
Average household size3,2
Female headed households33,2%
Formal dwellings83,8%
Housing owned/paying off31,6%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage18,5%
Weekly refuse removal45,1%
Piped water inside dwelling22,7%
Electricity for lighting84,2%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population32,455
Young (0-14)33%
Working Age (15-64)62,9%
Elderly (65+)5,4%
Dependency ratio62,4%
Sex ratio96,2
Growth rate3,85% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate26,8%
Youth unemployment rate33,1%
No schooling aged 20+31,5%
Higher education aged 20+2,7%
Matric aged 20+12%
Number of households8,847
Average household size3,6
Female headed households31,7%
Formal dwellings77,7%
Housing owned/paying off54%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage13,9%
Weekly refuse removal46,4%
Piped water inside dwelling19%
Electricity for lighting73,1%