Breede Valley

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According Census 2011, Breede Valley Local Municipality has a total population of 166 825 people.

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Breede Valley Municipality is a local municipality located within the Cape Winelands District Municipality, in the Western Cape Province of South Africa.

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Mtubatuba , KwaZulu-Natal 175,425 59
Mkhondo , Mpumalanga 171,982 60
Ditsobotla , North West 168,902 61
Breede Valley , Western Cape 166,825 62
Nquthu , KwaZulu-Natal 165,307 63
Tlokwe City Council , North West 162,762 64
Blouberg , Limpopo 162,629 65
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4,9% had no form of schooling.

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According Census 2011, Breede Valley Local Municipality has a total population of 166 825 people, of which 63,3% are coloured, 24,3% are black African, 10,7% are white , with the other population groups making up the remaining 1,7%.

Group Percentage
Black African24,3%
Coloured63,3%
Indian/Asian0,6%
White10,7%
Other1,1%
Age Males Females
0-4 5,1% 4,9%
5-9 4,4% 4,4%
10-14 4,5% 4,5%
15-19 4,6% 4,6%
20-24 4,5% 4,6%
25-29 4,5% 4,5%
30-34 3,7% 3,7%
35-39 3,5% 3,7%
40-44 3,4% 3,6%
45-49 2,8% 2,8%
50-54 2,3% 2,8%
55-59 1,8% 2,1%
60-64 1,4% 1,6%
65-69 0,9% 1,1%
70-74 0,6% 0,8%
75-79 0,3% 0,6%
80-84 0,2% 0,3%
85+ 0,1% 0,3%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 73,2%
English 2,8%
IsiNdebele 0,1%
IsiXhosa 15,5%
IsiZulu 0,2%
Sepedi 0,1%
Sesotho 2,6%
Setswana 0,4%
Sign Language 0,3%
SiSwati 0%
Tshivenda 0,1%
Xitsonga 0,1%
Other 1.1%
Not Applicable 3,7%
Group Percentage
Married 28%
Living together like married partners 7,5%
Never married 58,8%
Widower/Widow 3,7%
Separated 0,4%
Divorced 1,5%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 3,1%
Some Primary 40,5%
Completed Primary 6,7%
Some Secondary 32,6%
Completed Secondary 11,9%
Higher Education 1,5%
Not Applicable 3,6%
Sex Percentage
Female 51,4%
Male 48,6%
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88,3% of households have access to electricity for lighting.

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There are 42 527 households in the municipality, with an average household size of 3,7 persons per household.

Almost 87,5% of households have access to piped water either in their dwelling or in the yard. Only 1,4% of households do not have access to piped water.

Area Percentage
Urban 71,6%
Tribal/Traditional 0%
Farm 28,4%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 82,3% 17,7%
Computer 22,8% 77,2%
Television 82% 18%
Satellite Television 25,7% 74,3%
Radio 64,5% 35,5%
Landline / Telephone 20,9% 79,1%
Motor Car 32,7% 67,3%
Refrigerator 75,1% 24,9%
Electric / Gas-Stove 87,5% 12,5%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 85,3% 65,8% 88,3%
Gas 5,6% 1,4% 0,2%
Paraffin 6,9% 8,5% 6,8%
Solar 0,1% 0,2% 0,1%
Candles 0% 0% 4,2%
Wood 1,6% 13,5% 0%
Coal 0,1% 0,1% 0%
Animal Dung 0% 0% 0%
Other 0,1% 0% 0%
None 0,4% 10,5% 0,3%
Access Percentage
From Home 8,1%
From Cellphone 16,1%
From Work 3,6%
From Elsewhere 1,9%
No Access 70,4%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 31,8%
Owned and fully paid off 29,6%
Owned but not yet paid off 11%
Occupied rent free 25,3%
Other 2,3%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 81,7%
Borehole 5,4%
Spring 2,7%
Rain water tank 0,7%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 5,3%
River/Stream 0,8%
Water vendor 0,2%
Water tanker 1,9%
Other 1,4%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 5,3%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 83,5%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 4,7%
Chemical toilet 0,9%
Pit toilet with ventilation 0,3%
Pit toilet without ventilation 0,3%
Bucket toilet 2,7%
Other 2,3%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 75,3%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 5,2%
Communal refuse dump 5,1%
Own refuse dump 11,2%
No rubbish disposal 2,9%
Other 0,4%
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14,4% unemployment rate

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There are 68 607 economically active (employed or unemployed but looking for work) people, and of these 14,4% are unemployed.

20,2% of the 33 515 economically active youth (15 – 34 years) in the municipality is unemployed.

Employment Status Number
Employed 58696
Unemployed 9911
Discouraged Work Seeker 1779
Not Economically Active 41183
Income Percentage
None income 12%
R1 - R4,800 1,7%
R4,801 - R9,600 2,9%
R9,601 - R19,600 14,9%
R19,601 - R38,200 22,2%
R38,201 - R76,4000 19%
R76,401 - R153,800 12,6%
R153,801 - R307,600 8,5%
R307,601 - R614,400 4,7%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 1%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,3%
R2,457,601+ 0,2%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 639
Poultry production 836
Vegetable production 1,095
Production of other crops 751
Other 872

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 964
Animals only 648
Mixed farming 453
Other 382

**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 345
R1-R4 800 31
R4 801-R38 400 1,294
R38 401-R307 200 577
R307 201+ 127
Unspecified 72

Key Statistics 2011

Total population166,825
Young (0-14)27,8%
Working Age (15-64)66,9%
Elderly (65+)5,3%
Dependency ratio49,5
Sex ratio94,5
Growth rate1,31% (2001-2011)
Population density44 persons/km2
Unemployment rate14,4%
Youth unemployment rate20,2%
No schooling aged 20+4,9%
Higher education aged 20+8,3%
Matric aged 20+24,9%
Number of households42,527
Number of Agricultural households2,447
Average household size3,7
Female headed households35,3%
Formal dwellings77,9%
Housing owned/paying off40,6%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage83,5%
Weekly refuse removal75,3%
Piped water inside dwelling69,3%
Electricity for lighting88,3%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population146,387
Young (0-14)30%
Working Age (15-64)66,9%
Elderly (65+)4,5%
Dependency ratio52,7%
Sex ratio96
Growth rate2,38% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate19,7%
Youth unemployment rate25%
No schooling aged 20+9,4%
Higher education aged 20+6,7%
Matric aged 20+21,4%
Number of households34,189
Average household size4
Female headed households30,2%
Formal dwellings87,2%
Housing owned/paying off39,5%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage74,3%
Weekly refuse removal67,2%
Piped water inside dwelling61,6%
Electricity for lighting89,7%