Westonaria

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According to Census 2011, Westonaria Local Municipality has a total population of 111 767.

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Westonaria Local Municipality is situated approximately 60km from the economic hub of Gauteng, namely Johannesburg. The N12 and R28 national and provincial roads,  as well as the railway line, provide easy access to the area. (www.westonaria.gov.za)

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Swartland , Western Cape 113,762 98
Imbabazane , KwaZulu-Natal 113,073 99
Setsoto , Free State 112,597 100
Westonaria , Gauteng 111,767 101
Theewaterskloof , Western Cape 108,790 102
Molemole , Limpopo 108,321 103
Ratlou , North West 107,339 104
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6,2% of those aged 20 years and older have no form of schooling.

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According to Census 2011, Westonaria Local Municipality has a total population of 111 769, of which 91,4% are black African, 7,0% are white, with other population groups making up the remaining 1,6%. Of those 20 years and older, 6,8 %have completed primary school, 40,1% have some secondary education, 26,2% have completed matric, 5,3% have some form of higher education.

Group Percentage
Black African91,4%
Coloured0,7%
Indian/Asian0,3%
White7%
Other0,6%
Age Males Females
0-4 5% 5,1%
5-9 3,7% 3,8%
10-14 3,4% 3,5%
15-19 3,7% 3,8%
20-24 5,9% 5,2%
25-29 7% 5,5%
30-34 5,7% 4,3%
35-39 4,7% 3,6%
40-44 4,3% 3%
45-49 4,4% 4,4%
50-54 3,4% 1,9%
55-59 1,9% 1,2%
60-64 0,8% 0,8%
65-69 0,4% 0,5%
70-74 0,3% 0,3%
75-79 0,1% 0,2%
80-84 0,1% 0,1%
85+ 0,1% 0,1%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 7,2%
English 3,5%
IsiNdebele 0,6%
IsiXhosa 26,8%
IsiZulu 10,3%
Sepedi 1,7%
Sesotho 18,7%
Setswana 14,4%
Sign Language 0,7%
SiSwati 1,9%
Tshivenda 1%
Xitsonga 10,4%
Other 2.4%
Not Applicable 0,4%
Group Percentage
Married 27,8%
Living together like married partners 11,2%
Never married 57,8%
Widower/Widow 1,9%
Separated 0,5%
Divorced 0,8%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 4,1%
Some Primary 37,6%
Completed Primary 6,4%
Some Secondary 34,5%
Completed Secondary 15,7%
Higher Education 1,5%
Not Applicable 0,3%
Sex Percentage
Female 45,3%
Male 54,7%
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64,3% of households have access to electricity for lighting.

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There are 40 101 households in the municipality, with an average household size of 2,6 persons per household. 42,2% of households have access to piped water  in the dwelling, 22,8% have access to piped water in their yard; only 0,8% of households do not have access to piped water.

 

Area Percentage
Urban 91,9%
Tribal/Traditional 0%
Farm 8,1%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 90,6% 9,4%
Computer 11,2% 88,8%
Television 59,6% 40,4%
Satellite Television 15,1% 84,9%
Radio 57,4% 42,6%
Landline / Telephone 5,5% 94,5%
Motor Car 19,5% 80,5%
Refrigerator 47,5% 52,5%
Electric / Gas-Stove 60,1% 39,9%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 63,4% 61,1% 64,3%
Gas 2,4% 1,3% 0,3%
Paraffin 32,8% 18,4% 13,6%
Solar 0,1% 0,1% 0,2%
Candles 0% 0% 21,2%
Wood 0,9% 10% 0%
Coal 0,1% 1,5% 0%
Animal Dung 0% 0,1% 0%
Other 0,1% 0% 0%
None 0,3% 7,5% 0,4%
Access Percentage
From Home 3,6%
From Cellphone 14,4%
From Work 2,5%
From Elsewhere 4,4%
No Access 75%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 50%
Owned and fully paid off 19,2%
Owned but not yet paid off 6,8%
Occupied rent free 21,5%
Other 2,5%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 94,6%
Borehole 1,6%
Spring 0,1%
Rain water tank 0,2%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 0,2%
River/Stream 0,1%
Water vendor 0,5%
Water tanker 1,3%
Other 1,3%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 2,6%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 58,6%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 4%
Chemical toilet 0,7%
Pit toilet with ventilation 21,9%
Pit toilet without ventilation 9,4%
Bucket toilet 1,4%
Other 1,3%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 69,4%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 3,6%
Communal refuse dump 7,6%
Own refuse dump 16,6%
No rubbish disposal 2%
Other 0,8%
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29,5% are unemployed.

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57 575 people are economically active (employed or unemployed but looking for work). Of these, 29,5% are unemployed. Of the 29 883 economically active youth (15-35years) in the area, 39,3% are unemployed.

Employment Status Number
Employed 40585
Unemployed 16990
Discouraged Work Seeker 3386
Not Economically Active 20966
Income Percentage
None income 20,6%
R1 - R4,800 6%
R4,801 - R9,600 7,8%
R9,601 - R19,600 11,4%
R19,601 - R38,200 16,4%
R38,201 - R76,4000 20,2%
R76,401 - R153,800 9%
R153,801 - R307,600 5,4%
R307,601 - R614,400 2,4%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,5%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,1%
R2,457,601+ 0,2%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 584
Poultry production 917
Vegetable production 1,609
Production of other crops 660
Other 992

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 0
Animals only 701
Mixed farming 467
Other 317

**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 761
R1-R4 800 243
R4 801-R38 400 1,092
R38 401-R307 200 734
R307 201+ 45
Unspecified 100

Place names

Places in Westonaria Municipality

Key Statistics 2011

Total population111,767
Young (0-14)24,5%
Working Age (15-64)73,3%
Elderly (65+)2,2%
Dependency ratio36,4
Sex ratio120,8
Growth rate0,18% (2001-2011)
Population density175 persons/km2
Unemployment rate29,5%
Youth unemployment rate39,3%
No schooling aged 20+6,2%
Higher education aged 20+5,3%
Matric aged 20+26,2%
Number of households40,101
Number of Agricultural households2,975
Average household size2,4
Female headed households30,6%
Formal dwellings59%
Housing owned/paying off26%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage58,6%
Weekly refuse removal69,4%
Piped water inside dwelling42,2%
Electricity for lighting64,3%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population109,799
Young (0-14)22,7%
Working Age (15-64)73,3%
Elderly (65+)1,7%
Dependency ratio32,4%
Sex ratio131,9
Growth rate-1,03% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate31,8%
Youth unemployment rate44,3%
No schooling aged 20+13,9%
Higher education aged 20+3,6%
Matric aged 20+14,9%
Number of households30,098
Average household size2,1
Female headed households25%
Formal dwellings42,9%
Housing owned/paying off24,5%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage65%
Weekly refuse removal68,3%
Piped water inside dwelling20,5%
Electricity for lighting66,3%