Tswaing

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According to Census 2011 Tswaing Municipality has a total population of 124 218 people.

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Tswaing Local Municipality is located in Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality in the North West Province. It is one of the five local municipalities in this district. The major towns are Delareyville, Sannieshof and Ottosdal. The main economic sectors are agriculture and small-scale mining.(http://www.localgovernment.co.za )

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22,9% of the population have no schooling and 5,3% have completed primary school.

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According to Census 2011 Tswaing Municipality has a total population of 124 218 people, of  which 92% are black African, 5,6% are white people, with other population groups making up the remaining 2,4%.

Of those aged 20 years and older, 23,5% had some form of primary schooling, 26,7% had some form of secondary schooling, 15,7 % have completed matric and 5,6% have some form of higher education.

Group Percentage
Black African92,4%
Coloured1,4%
Indian/Asian0,3%
White5,6%
Other0,2%
Age Males Females
0-4 6,5% 6,1%
5-9 6% 5,7%
10-14 6,2% 5,5%
15-19 5,4% 5%
20-24 4,4% 4,4%
25-29 3,6% 3,8%
30-34 2,9% 2,9%
35-39 2,6% 2,8%
40-44 2,4% 2,5%
45-49 2,3% 2,3%
50-54 2,2% 2,2%
55-59 1,7% 1,9%
60-64 1,3% 1,3%
65-69 1% 1,1%
70-74 0,7% 0,9%
75-79 0,4% 0,7%
80-84 0,2% 0,4%
85+ 0,2% 0,4%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 6,7%
English 1,8%
IsiNdebele 0,7%
IsiXhosa 2,2%
IsiZulu 1,2%
Sepedi 0,3%
Sesotho 2,5%
Setswana 83,2%
Sign Language 0,3%
SiSwati 0%
Tshivenda 0%
Xitsonga 0,1%
Other 0.4%
Not Applicable 0,4%
Group Percentage
Married 17,3%
Living together like married partners 8,2%
Never married 69,4%
Widower/Widow 4,1%
Separated 0,5%
Divorced 0,6%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 5,2%
Some Primary 52,8%
Completed Primary 7,2%
Some Secondary 28,2%
Completed Secondary 5,9%
Higher Education 0,5%
Not Applicable 0,2%
Sex Percentage
Female 50,1%
Male 49,9%
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73,7% of households have access to electricity for lighting.

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There are 30 634 households with an average household size of 4,0 persons per household. 21,4% of households have access to piped water in their dwelling and 27,6% have access to piped water in the yard. Only 9,9% of households do not have access to piped water.

 

Area Percentage
Urban 33,3%
Tribal/Traditional 40,9%
Farm 25,8%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 79,8% 20,2%
Computer 9,6% 90,4%
Television 65,1% 34,9%
Satellite Television 11,5% 88,5%
Radio 63% 37%
Landline / Telephone 5,4% 94,6%
Motor Car 20,2% 79,8%
Refrigerator 55,7% 44,3%
Electric / Gas-Stove 67% 33%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 66% 50,6% 73,7%
Gas 2% 1% 0,1%
Paraffin 14,1% 5,2% 1,3%
Solar 0,1% 0,1% 0,1%
Candles 0% 0% 24,3%
Wood 16,4% 30,4% 0%
Coal 0,3% 0,5% 0%
Animal Dung 1% 1,1% 0%
Other 0% 0% 0%
None 0,2% 11,1% 0,5%
Access Percentage
From Home 3,4%
From Cellphone 15,1%
From Work 1,5%
From Elsewhere 3%
No Access 77,1%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 13,3%
Owned and fully paid off 53,5%
Owned but not yet paid off 3,4%
Occupied rent free 28,2%
Other 1,7%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 66,5%
Borehole 24,3%
Spring 0,6%
Rain water tank 0,3%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 0,3%
River/Stream 0,2%
Water vendor 0,4%
Water tanker 5,6%
Other 1,7%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 10,8%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 32,1%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 5,2%
Chemical toilet 0,4%
Pit toilet with ventilation 9,5%
Pit toilet without ventilation 36,7%
Bucket toilet 1%
Other 4,3%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 16,3%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 0,6%
Communal refuse dump 1,5%
Own refuse dump 72,7%
No rubbish disposal 6,6%
Other 2,3%
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28,7% are unemployed.

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Unemployment rate is 28,7% and there are 29 104 people who are economically active (employed or unemployed but looking for work). There are 5 610 people who are classified as discouraged work-seekers.

The unemployment rate amongst the 14 113 youth (15 – 34 years) in the municipality stands at 40,1%.

Employment Status Number
Employed 20754
Unemployed 8350
Discouraged Work Seeker 5610
Not Economically Active 37353
Income Percentage
None income 13,3%
R1 - R4,800 4,9%
R4,801 - R9,600 9,9%
R9,601 - R19,600 25,3%
R19,601 - R38,200 24,9%
R38,201 - R76,4000 10%
R76,401 - R153,800 5,5%
R153,801 - R307,600 3,6%
R307,601 - R614,400 1,7%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,5%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,2%
R2,457,601+ 0,2%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 4,947
Poultry production 6,638
Vegetable production 961
Production of other crops 1,469
Other 1,651

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 0
Animals only 7,116
Mixed farming 1,960
Other 373

**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 2,724
R1-R4 800 252
R4 801-R38 400 5,492
R38 401-R307 200 1,061
R307 201+ 305
Unspecified 187

Place names

Places in Tswaing Municipality

Key Statistics 2011

Total population124,218
Young (0-14)36%
Working Age (15-64)58%
Elderly (65+)6%
Dependency ratio72,4
Sex ratio99,4
Growth rate0,84% (2001-2011)
Population density21 persons/km2
Unemployment rate28,7%
Youth unemployment rate40,1%
No schooling aged 20+22,9%
Higher education aged 20+5,6%
Matric aged 20+15,7%
Number of households30,634
Number of Agricultural households10,023
Average household size4
Female headed households36,7%
Formal dwellings77,5%
Housing owned/paying off56,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage32,1%
Weekly refuse removal16,3%
Piped water inside dwelling21,4%
Electricity for lighting73,7%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population114,155
Young (0-14)37,5%
Working Age (15-64)58%
Elderly (65+)5,4%
Dependency ratio75,2%
Sex ratio93,6
Growth rate4,48% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate34,1%
Youth unemployment rate46,1%
No schooling aged 20+34,3%
Higher education aged 20+4,6%
Matric aged 20+11,3%
Number of households25,143
Average household size4,4
Female headed households36,5%
Formal dwellings75,3%
Housing owned/paying off44,7%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage26,4%
Weekly refuse removal23,5%
Piped water inside dwelling12,9%
Electricity for lighting69,2%