Camdeboo

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According to 2011 census Camdeboo Local Municipality has a total population estimated at 50,993.

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Camdeboo Local Municipality which incorporates the towns of Graaff-Reinet, Aberdeen, and Nieu-Bethesda is strategically situated as a portal to the mystical Karoo in an area renowned for its pristine natural environment, rich heritage, diverse peoples and cultures. The area (12,422km²) boasts a number of popular tourist attractions, beautiful landscapes and a healthy climate. Being situated in an arid area within the Cacadu district, Camdeboo faces many challenges, the biggest of which is water.The lack of sustainable and permanent water is probably the most inhibiting factor in the area’s development, as it restricts both agricultural and industrial activities. (http://mfma.treasury.gov.za)

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9% aged 20+ had no formal schooling.

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According to 2011 census Camdeboo Local Municipality has a total population estimated at 50,993,of which 64,8% are coloured, 24,8% are black African, with white and Indian people making up the rest. Of those 20 years and older 8,5%have completed primary school, 34,9% have some secondary education, 19,6% have completed matric, and 9,5% have some form of higher education. 9,0% of those aged 20 years and older have no form of schooling.

Group Percentage
Black African24,8%
Coloured64,8%
Indian/Asian0,4%
White9,6%
Other0,4%
Age Males Females
0-4 5,1% 5,1%
5-9 4,9% 4,9%
10-14 4,8% 4,8%
15-19 5,1% 4,9%
20-24 4,5% 4,4%
25-29 3,9% 3,7%
30-34 3,2% 3,3%
35-39 2,9% 3,2%
40-44 3% 3,1%
45-49 2,6% 2,6%
50-54 2,3% 2,6%
55-59 1,9% 2,2%
60-64 1,6% 1,8%
65-69 1,1% 1,4%
70-74 0,8% 1,1%
75-79 0,5% 0,8%
80-84 0,3% 0,5%
85+ 0,2% 0,4%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 74,5%
English 3,6%
IsiNdebele 0,1%
IsiXhosa 14,9%
IsiZulu 0,3%
Sepedi 0,1%
Sesotho 0,2%
Setswana 0,4%
Sign Language 0,2%
SiSwati 0%
Tshivenda 0%
Xitsonga 0%
Other 0.3%
Not Applicable 5,4%
Group Percentage
Married 22,2%
Living together like married partners 9%
Never married 63%
Widower/Widow 4%
Separated 0,5%
Divorced 1,4%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 3,1%
Some Primary 41,9%
Completed Primary 7,8%
Some Secondary 30,3%
Completed Secondary 8,5%
Higher Education 1%
Not Applicable 7,5%
Sex Percentage
Female 51,3%
Male 48,7%
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94,1% of households have access to electricity.

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There are 12 400 households in the municipality with average household size of 3,9 personsper household. 55,1%of households have access to piped water inside dwelling/institution,42,6% have water in their yard and only 0,9% of households do not have access piped water., 94,1% of households have access to electricity.

Area Percentage
Urban 87%
Tribal/Traditional 0%
Farm 13%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 79,4% 20,6%
Computer 19,3% 80,7%
Television 81,2% 18,8%
Satellite Television 26,6% 73,4%
Radio 68,6% 31,4%
Landline / Telephone 20,2% 79,8%
Motor Car 28,4% 71,6%
Refrigerator 74,1% 25,9%
Electric / Gas-Stove 86,1% 13,9%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 86,9% 65,3% 94,1%
Gas 2,3% 0,9% 0,1%
Paraffin 2,8% 5,1% 0,8%
Solar 0,1% 0,2% 0,3%
Candles 0% 0% 4,5%
Wood 7,5% 24,2% 0%
Coal 0,1% 0,8% 0%
Animal Dung 0% 0% 0%
Other 0,1% 0% 0%
None 0,2% 3,6% 0,2%
Access Percentage
From Home 8,3%
From Cellphone 11,1%
From Work 3%
From Elsewhere 2,1%
No Access 75,6%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 25,5%
Owned and fully paid off 49,6%
Owned but not yet paid off 6,8%
Occupied rent free 15,1%
Other 3%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 83,4%
Borehole 10,9%
Spring 0,6%
Rain water tank 0,9%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 2,6%
River/Stream 0,2%
Water vendor 0,2%
Water tanker 0,5%
Other 0,8%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 4,7%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 82,1%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 7,3%
Chemical toilet 0,1%
Pit toilet with ventilation 1,7%
Pit toilet without ventilation 2,2%
Bucket toilet 0,9%
Other 1,2%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 83,2%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 1,6%
Communal refuse dump 2,5%
Own refuse dump 10,7%
No rubbish disposal 1,2%
Other 0,9%
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Of the 8 499 the economically active youth (15–35 years) in the area, 39,4% are unemployed.

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There are 17 592 economically active (employed or unemployed but looking for work)people,of which 30,1 % are unemployed.

Employment Status Number
Employed 12295
Unemployed 5297
Discouraged Work Seeker 1191
Not Economically Active 13498
Income Percentage
None income 10,8%
R1 - R4,800 3%
R4,801 - R9,600 5,5%
R9,601 - R19,600 19,9%
R19,601 - R38,200 23,5%
R38,201 - R76,4000 16%
R76,401 - R153,800 9,5%
R153,801 - R307,600 7%
R307,601 - R614,400 3,2%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,9%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,3%
R2,457,601+ 0,3%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 611
Poultry production 802
Vegetable production 546
Production of other crops 403
Other 518

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 507
Animals only 832
Mixed farming 330
Other 64

**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 296
R1-R4 800 41
R4 801-R38 400 944
R38 401-R307 200 300
R307 201+ 82
Unspecified 0

Key Statistics 2011

Total population50,993
Young (0-14)29,8%
Working Age (15-64)63,3%
Elderly (65+)6,9%
Dependency ratio58
Sex ratio94,9
Growth rate1,08% (2001-2011)
Population density4 persons/km2
Unemployment rate30,1%
Youth unemployment rate39,4%
No schooling aged 20+9%
Higher education aged 20+9,5%
Matric aged 20+19,6%
Number of households12,400
Number of Agricultural households1,733
Average household size3,8
Female headed households39,2%
Formal dwellings94,2%
Housing owned/paying off56,4%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage82,1%
Weekly refuse removal83,1%
Piped water inside dwelling55,1%
Electricity for lighting94,1%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population45,773
Young (0-14)33,1%
Working Age (15-64)63,3%
Elderly (65+)7%
Dependency ratio67%
Sex ratio92,7
Growth rate-0,45% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate34,2%
Youth unemployment rate44,7%
No schooling aged 20+15,3%
Higher education aged 20+6,1%
Matric aged 20+16,1%
Number of households10,839
Average household size4
Female headed households36%
Formal dwellings91,8%
Housing owned/paying off57,4%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage65,1%
Weekly refuse removal78,9%
Piped water inside dwelling41,4%
Electricity for lighting84,4%