Baviaans

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2011 Census –  Population estimated at 17 761

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The Baviaans Municipality covers an area of 8 005,41 square kilometers with two urban nodes, namely Willowmore and Steytherville.  Willomore serves as the administrative hub of the area where local departments are situated. The area is scarcely populated (0–100 people per square kilometers).

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8,0% of those aged 20 years and older have no form of schooling

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According to 2011 census the Baviaans Local Municipality has a total population estimated at 17 761, of which 80,3% are coloured people, 12,0% are black African and the rest are white and Indian/Asian. Of those aged 20 years and older 10,9%have completed primary school, 38,3% have some secondary education, 16,4% have completed matric, and 4,7% have some form of  higher education.

Group Percentage
Black African12%
Coloured80,3%
Indian/Asian0,2%
White7%
Other0,6%
Age Males Females
0-4 5,6% 5,7%
5-9 5,3% 5,1%
10-14 4,6% 4,8%
15-19 4,4% 4%
20-24 4% 4%
25-29 3,5% 3,8%
30-34 3,2% 3,4%
35-39 3,2% 3,2%
40-44 3,1% 3,2%
45-49 3% 3%
50-54 2,6% 2,7%
55-59 2,2% 2,6%
60-64 1,5% 1,7%
65-69 1,2% 1,4%
70-74 0,8% 1,1%
75-79 0,5% 0,6%
80-84 0,3% 0,3%
85+ 0,2% 0,3%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 89,3%
English 1,7%
IsiNdebele 0%
IsiXhosa 5,7%
IsiZulu 0,1%
Sepedi 0,1%
Sesotho 0,1%
Setswana 0,5%
Sign Language 0,1%
SiSwati 0%
Tshivenda 0%
Xitsonga 0%
Other 0.3%
Not Applicable 2%
Group Percentage
Married 24,7%
Living together like married partners 9,9%
Never married 60,2%
Widower/Widow 4,1%
Separated 0,3%
Divorced 0,9%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 2,6%
Some Primary 47,8%
Completed Primary 10%
Some Secondary 30,7%
Completed Secondary 6,7%
Higher Education 0,4%
Not Applicable 1,8%
Sex Percentage
Female 51%
Male 49%
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89,2% of households use electricity for lighting

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There are 4 610 households in the municipality with an average household size of 3,8 persons per household.  70,4% of households have access to piped water inside dwelling/institution; 24,9% have water in their yard; only 2,8% of households do not have access piped water.

Area Percentage
Urban 72,5%
Tribal/Traditional 0%
Farm 27,5%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 73,8% 26,2%
Computer 11,5% 88,5%
Television 71% 29%
Satellite Television 17,4% 82,6%
Radio 58% 42%
Landline / Telephone 15,9% 84,1%
Motor Car 25,2% 74,8%
Refrigerator 63,3% 36,7%
Electric / Gas-Stove 83,3% 16,7%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 81% 43,3% 89,2%
Gas 4,6% 1,3% 0%
Paraffin 1% 2,4% 2,4%
Solar 0,1% 2,6% 0,7%
Candles 0% 0% 7,6%
Wood 13% 37,9% 0%
Coal 0,2% 2,5% 0%
Animal Dung 0% 0% 0%
Other 0% 0% 0%
None 0,2% 10,1% 0,2%
Access Percentage
From Home 3,7%
From Cellphone 8,8%
From Work 1,4%
From Elsewhere 2,1%
No Access 83,9%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 17,9%
Owned and fully paid off 52,4%
Owned but not yet paid off 6,2%
Occupied rent free 19,8%
Other 3,7%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 76,1%
Borehole 11,9%
Spring 2,2%
Rain water tank 2,7%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 4,1%
River/Stream 0,5%
Water vendor 0,2%
Water tanker 1,6%
Other 0,8%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 4,6%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 72,9%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 10,5%
Chemical toilet 0,1%
Pit toilet with ventilation 2,5%
Pit toilet without ventilation 3,6%
Bucket toilet 3,6%
Other 2,1%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 75,9%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 0,4%
Communal refuse dump 1%
Own refuse dump 19,1%
No rubbish disposal 2,2%
Other 1,5%
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39,7% Youth unemployment rate

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There are 5 771 people who are economically active (employed or unemployed but looking for work).  Of these 29,4% are unemployed.  Of  the 2 766 economically active youth (15–35 years) in the area, 37,9% are unemployed.

Employment Status Number
Employed 4075
Unemployed 1696
Discouraged Work Seeker 720
Not Economically Active 4595
Income Percentage
None income 7,8%
R1 - R4,800 3,7%
R4,801 - R9,600 6,8%
R9,601 - R19,600 24,5%
R19,601 - R38,200 28,4%
R38,201 - R76,4000 14%
R76,401 - R153,800 7,4%
R153,801 - R307,600 4,2%
R307,601 - R614,400 2,3%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,6%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,2%
R2,457,601+ 0,1%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 321
Poultry production 303
Vegetable production 335
Production of other crops 320
Other 106

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 403
Animals only 396
Mixed farming 135
Other 14

**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 163
R1-R4 800 11
R4 801-R38 400 529
R38 401-R307 200 161
R307 201+ 56
Unspecified 29

Key Statistics 2011

Total population17,761
Young (0-14)31,1%
Working Age (15-64)62,4%
Elderly (65+)6,5%
Dependency ratio60,2
Sex ratio96,2
Growth rate0,5% (2001-2011)
Population density2 persons/km2
Unemployment rate29,4%
Youth unemployment rate37,9%
No schooling aged 20+8%
Higher education aged 20+4,7%
Matric aged 20+16,4%
Number of households4,610
Number of Agricultural households949
Average household size3,8
Female headed households35,8%
Formal dwellings97,4%
Housing owned/paying off58,6%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage73%
Weekly refuse removal75,9%
Piped water inside dwelling70,4%
Electricity for lighting89,2%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population16,897
Young (0-14)32,3%
Working Age (15-64)62,4%
Elderly (65+)6,2%
Dependency ratio62,5%
Sex ratio93,8
Growth rate-0,23% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate24,9%
Youth unemployment rate34,2%
No schooling aged 20+16,9%
Higher education aged 20+5,8%
Matric aged 20+9,6%
Number of households4,275
Average household size3,8
Female headed households30,1%
Formal dwellings94,5%
Housing owned/paying off42,7%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage30,9%
Weekly refuse removal46%
Piped water inside dwelling39,9%
Electricity for lighting63,9%