Bushbuckridge

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According to Census 2011,the Bushbuckridge Local Municipality has a total population of 541 248,of which 99,5% are black African, with the other population groups making up the remaining 0,5%.

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Bushbuckridge Local Municipality is one of the five constituents of Ehlanzeni District Municipality in Mpumalanga, and is bounded by Kruger National Park in the east and Mbombela in the South. It also forms part of the Kruger to Canyon Biosphere. The Municipal area provides a link to Limpopo Province and can therefore be called the gateway to the major tourism attraction points in Mpumalanga and the eastern part of the Limpopo Province. Bushbuckridge Local Municipality consists of 135 settlements and is divided into 34 wards. (www.nra.co.za)

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Thulamela , Limpopo 618,462 4
Mbombela , Mpumalanga 588,794 5
Rustenburg , North West 549,575 6
Bushbuckridge , Mpumalanga 541,248 7
Makhado , Limpopo 516,031 8
Madibeng , North West 477,381 9
King Sabata Dalindyebo , Eastern Cape 451,710 10
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18,6% of those 20+ have no schooling.

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According to Census 2011, the Bushbuckridge Local Municipality has a total population of 541248, of which 99,5% are black African, with the other population groups making up the remaining 0,5%.

Of those aged 20 years and older,4,0%have completed primary school, 32,2% have some secondary education, 25,7% have completed matric, 7,4% have some formnof higher education and 18,7% of those aged 20 years and older have no form of schooling.

Group Percentage
Black African99,5%
Coloured0,1%
Indian/Asian0,1%
White0,2%
Other0,1%
Age Males Females
0-4 6,6% 6,4%
5-9 6% 6%
10-14 6,1% 5,9%
15-19 6,3% 6,3%
20-24 5% 5,4%
25-29 3,4% 4,6%
30-34 2,5% 3,6%
35-39 2% 3,1%
40-44 1,7% 2,7%
45-49 1,4% 1,4%
50-54 1% 1,8%
55-59 1% 1,7%
60-64 0,8% 1,2%
65-69 0,6% 1%
70-74 0,5% 0,9%
75-79 0,3% 0,7%
80-84 0,2% 0,6%
85+ 0,2% 0,4%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 0,2%
English 0,7%
IsiNdebele 0,1%
IsiXhosa 0,1%
IsiZulu 3,3%
Sepedi 24,5%
Sesotho 5,4%
Setswana 0,3%
Sign Language 0,1%
SiSwati 7,8%
Tshivenda 0,2%
Xitsonga 56,8%
Other 0.4%
Not Applicable 0,2%
Group Percentage
Married 12,8%
Living together like married partners 7,8%
Never married 73,9%
Widower/Widow 4,2%
Separated 0,9%
Divorced 0,4%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 1,6%
Some Primary 45,7%
Completed Primary 6,1%
Some Secondary 33,8%
Completed Secondary 11,6%
Higher Education 1,1%
Not Applicable 0,1%
Sex Percentage
Female 54,5%
Male 45,5%
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93,9% Use electricity for lighting.

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There are 134 197 households in the municipality, with an average household size of 4,0 persons per household. 11,9%of households have access to piped water inside dwelling/institution and 29,5% have water in their yard. One in five households (21,0%) do not have access to piped water.

 

Area Percentage
Urban 3,2%
Tribal/Traditional 96,2%
Farm 0,6%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 90,5% 9,5%
Computer 8,6% 91,4%
Television 77,7% 22,3%
Satellite Television 13,2% 86,8%
Radio 61% 39%
Landline / Telephone 2,1% 97,9%
Motor Car 17,4% 82,6%
Refrigerator 76,4% 23,6%
Electric / Gas-Stove 70,9% 29,1%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 57,8% 51,6% 93,9%
Gas 0,6% 0,5% 0,1%
Paraffin 1,2% 1,3% 0,5%
Solar 0,1% 0,1% 0,2%
Candles 0% 0% 5,1%
Wood 39,8% 27,8% 0%
Coal 0,1% 0,1% 0%
Animal Dung 0% 0,1% 0%
Other 0% 0% 0%
None 0,3% 18,4% 0,3%
Access Percentage
From Home 1,9%
From Cellphone 16,4%
From Work 1,4%
From Elsewhere 4,9%
No Access 75,3%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 3,7%
Owned and fully paid off 70,8%
Owned but not yet paid off 2,1%
Occupied rent free 21,7%
Other 1,7%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 61,8%
Borehole 11%
Spring 4,6%
Rain water tank 0,6%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 2,5%
River/Stream 8,7%
Water vendor 3,8%
Water tanker 4%
Other 3,1%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 12,6%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 6,8%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 1,3%
Chemical toilet 1%
Pit toilet with ventilation 11,1%
Pit toilet without ventilation 66%
Bucket toilet 0,5%
Other 0,7%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 7,5%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 0,6%
Communal refuse dump 0,6%
Own refuse dump 78,6%
No rubbish disposal 11,8%
Other 0,8%
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64,6% Youth unemployment rate.

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More than half (52,1%) of the 128 862 economically active (employed or unemployed but looking for work) people in the municipality are unemployed.

Almost two-thirds (64,6%) of the 71 272 economically active youth (15 – 34 years) in the area are unemployed.

Employment Status Number
Employed 61710
Unemployed 67152
Discouraged Work Seeker 30426
Not Economically Active 152937
Income Percentage
None income 17%
R1 - R4,800 9%
R4,801 - R9,600 15,1%
R9,601 - R19,600 22,3%
R19,601 - R38,200 19,1%
R38,201 - R76,4000 8,2%
R76,401 - R153,800 4,9%
R153,801 - R307,600 3%
R307,601 - R614,400 1,1%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,2%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,1%
R2,457,601+ 0,1%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 13,103
Poultry production 27,435
Vegetable production 13,727
Production of other crops 15,077
Other 3,797

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 17,184
Animals only 26,233
Mixed farming 8,759
Other 1,029

**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 21,196
R1-R4 800 2,310
R4 801-R38 400 24,758
R38 401-R307 200 4,231
R307 201+ 152
Unspecified 557

Key Statistics 2011

Total population541,248
Young (0-14)37%
Working Age (15-64)57,7%
Elderly (65+)5,3%
Dependency ratio73,4
Sex ratio83,3
Growth rate0,79% (2001-2011)
Population density53 persons/km2
Unemployment rate52,1%
Youth unemployment rate64,6%
No schooling aged 20+18,6%
Higher education aged 20+7,4%
Matric aged 20+25,7%
Number of households134,197
Number of Agricultural households53,204
Average household size4
Female headed households53,3%
Formal dwellings95,9%
Housing owned/paying off72,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage6,8%
Weekly refuse removal7,5%
Piped water inside dwelling11,9%
Electricity for lighting93,9%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population500,128
Young (0-14)42%
Working Age (15-64)57,7%
Elderly (65+)4,9%
Dependency ratio88,2%
Sex ratio81,9
Growth rate-1,75% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate62,6%
Youth unemployment rate74,7%
No schooling aged 20+39,6%
Higher education aged 20+6,1%
Matric aged 20+12,4%
Number of households108,500
Average household size4,5
Female headed households55,3%
Formal dwellings83,3%
Housing owned/paying off77,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage7,1%
Weekly refuse removal6,4%
Piped water inside dwelling5,2%
Electricity for lighting79%