Albert Luthuli

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According to Census 2011, the municipality has a total population of 186 010 individuals,97,6% of whom are black African.

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Albert Luthuli Local Municipality is situated in the GertSibande District Municipalityof Mpumalanga, and shares its eastern border with the country of Swaziland. The municipality was named after Albert Luthuli, an anti-apartheid activist who served as president of the African National Congress (ANC) during the 1950s and 1960s. Luthuli was the first African to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, bestowed upon him in 1961 for his activism.   (http://en.wikipedia.org).

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 19,9% of those 20+ have no schooling.

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Whites make up 1,6% of the population, and other race groups comprise the remaining 0,8%.

Of those aged 20 years and older, 4,4% have completed primary school, 28,8% have some secondary education, 27% have completed matric and 6,3% have some form of higher education.

Group Percentage
Black African97,6%
Coloured0,2%
Indian/Asian0,4%
White1,6%
Other0,2%
Age Males Females
0-4 6,4% 6,2%
5-9 6% 6%
10-14 6% 5,8%
15-19 6,4% 6,3%
20-24 4,8% 5,2%
25-29 3,7% 4,2%
30-34 2,5% 2,9%
35-39 2,1% 2,6%
40-44 1,8% 2,6%
45-49 1,6% 1,6%
50-54 1,4% 2,1%
55-59 1,2% 1,9%
60-64 1% 1,4%
65-69 0,7% 1%
70-74 0,5% 0,9%
75-79 0,3% 0,6%
80-84 0,2% 0,4%
85+ 0,2% 0,4%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 1,6%
English 2%
IsiNdebele 1,4%
IsiXhosa 0,2%
IsiZulu 34,6%
Sepedi 0,4%
Sesotho 0,4%
Setswana 0,3%
Sign Language 0,2%
SiSwati 56,6%
Tshivenda 0,2%
Xitsonga 0,6%
Other 0.7%
Not Applicable 0,7%
Group Percentage
Married 14,7%
Living together like married partners 5,3%
Never married 76,8%
Widower/Widow 2,6%
Separated 0,4%
Divorced 0,3%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 2%
Some Primary 43,4%
Completed Primary 6,4%
Some Secondary 33,7%
Completed Secondary 13,2%
Higher Education 0,9%
Not Applicable 0,4%
Sex Percentage
Female 53,1%
Male 46,9%
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84,9% Use electricity for lighting.

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There are 47 705households in the municipality, with an average household size of 3,8persons per household.49,3% of households are headed by females.

 Only 22,6% of households have access to piped water inside the dwelling.

Area Percentage
Urban 15,3%
Tribal/Traditional 77,5%
Farm 7,3%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 89,3% 10,7%
Computer 9,1% 90,9%
Television 71,8% 28,2%
Satellite Television 19% 81%
Radio 70,3% 29,7%
Landline / Telephone 2,7% 97,3%
Motor Car 20,6% 79,4%
Refrigerator 65,2% 34,8%
Electric / Gas-Stove 66,8% 33,2%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 50,8% 38,4% 87,5%
Gas 1,7% 1% 0,4%
Paraffin 1,3% 0,4% 0,4%
Solar 0,1% 0,1% 0,3%
Candles 0% 0% 11,1%
Wood 41,8% 45,5% 0%
Coal 3,9% 4,6% 0%
Animal Dung 0,1% 0,1% 0%
Other 0% 0% 0%
None 0,3% 10% 0,3%
Access Percentage
From Home 2,3%
From Cellphone 16,3%
From Work 1,7%
From Elsewhere 3,5%
No Access 76,2%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 11,1%
Owned and fully paid off 50,8%
Owned but not yet paid off 5,5%
Occupied rent free 29,5%
Other 3,2%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 68,7%
Borehole 5,5%
Spring 3,1%
Rain water tank 0,5%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 2,7%
River/Stream 7,7%
Water vendor 0,6%
Water tanker 8,6%
Other 2,5%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 5,2%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 18,9%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 1,7%
Chemical toilet 2%
Pit toilet with ventilation 38,1%
Pit toilet without ventilation 30,6%
Bucket toilet 1%
Other 2,5%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 19,3%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 1%
Communal refuse dump 2,6%
Own refuse dump 62,5%
No rubbish disposal 13,7%
Other 0,9%
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35,8% Youth unemployed rate.

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35,4% of the 45 116 economically active individuals (i.e. those who are employed or unemployed but looking for work) are unemployed.Of the 24 506economically active youth (15–35 years) in the municipality.

Employment Status Number
Employed 29141
Unemployed 15975
Discouraged Work Seeker 9282
Not Economically Active 53944
Income Percentage
None income 14,9%
R1 - R4,800 7,1%
R4,801 - R9,600 11,9%
R9,601 - R19,600 23,3%
R19,601 - R38,200 20,5%
R38,201 - R76,4000 10%
R76,401 - R153,800 6,6%
R153,801 - R307,600 3,9%
R307,601 - R614,400 1,3%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,3%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,2%
R2,457,601+ 0,1%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 6,041
Poultry production 11,385
Vegetable production 8,303
Production of other crops 3,175
Other 1,058

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 4,544
Animals only 8,920
Mixed farming 5,249
Other 401

**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 6,151
R1-R4 800 1,129
R4 801-R38 400 10,059
R38 401-R307 200 1,430
R307 201+ 132
Unspecified 211

Key Statistics 2011

Total population186,010
Young (0-14)36,5%
Working Age (15-64)58,2%
Elderly (65+)5,3%
Dependency ratio71,7
Sex ratio88,2
Growth rate-0,09% (2001-2011)
Population density33 persons/km2
Unemployment rate35,4%
Youth unemployment rate45,1%
No schooling aged 20+19,9%
Higher education aged 20+6,3%
Matric aged 20+27%
Number of households47,705
Number of Agricultural households19,113
Average household size3,8
Female headed households49,3%
Formal dwellings76,5%
Housing owned/paying off56,3%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage18,9%
Weekly refuse removal19,3%
Piped water inside dwelling22,6%
Electricity for lighting87,5%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population187,751
Young (0-14)40,6%
Working Age (15-64)58,2%
Elderly (65+)4,8%
Dependency ratio83,2%
Sex ratio84,8
Growth rate0,54% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate52,2%
Youth unemployment rate61,5%
No schooling aged 20+37,2%
Higher education aged 20+4,6%
Matric aged 20+14,3%
Number of households39,652
Average household size4,5
Female headed households51,6%
Formal dwellings58,4%
Housing owned/paying off62,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage13,8%
Weekly refuse removal12,6%
Piped water inside dwelling8,9%
Electricity for lighting50,9%