Cederberg

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According to Census 2011,the Cederberg Local Municipality has a total population estimated at 49 768 people.

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CederbergLocal Municipality is located within the West Coast District Municipality, and is bordered by theCederberg Mountains in the east and the Atlantic Ocean in the west. The area is named after the ancient and now rare gnarled cedar trees that grow high up in the mountains. It includes the towns of Clanwilliam, Citrusdal, Lamberts Bay, Graaffwater, Elands Bay and the surrounding farms.

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7,7% of those aged 20 years and older have no form of schooling.

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Of those aged 20 years and older,10,1%have completed primary school, 37,0% have some secondary education, 19,4% have completed matric, and 5,1% have some form of higher education. Afrikaans is the dominant language in the area (85,4%), followed by isiXhosa at 4,8%. Only 1,8% of residents have English as their first language.

Group Percentage
Black African12,7%
Coloured75,7%
Indian/Asian0,3%
White11%
Other0,4%
Age Males Females
0-4 4,8% 4,3%
5-9 4,2% 4,1%
10-14 4,1% 4%
15-19 4,1% 4%
20-24 4,7% 4,6%
25-29 4,7% 4,4%
30-34 3,9% 3,7%
35-39 3,5% 3,7%
40-44 3,5% 3,9%
45-49 3,2% 3,2%
50-54 2,9% 2,8%
55-59 2% 2,1%
60-64 1,5% 1,5%
65-69 1,3% 1,1%
70-74 0,8% 0,9%
75-79 0,5% 0,6%
80-84 0,3% 0,4%
85+ 0,2% 0,3%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 85,4%
English 1,8%
IsiNdebele 0,2%
IsiXhosa 4,8%
IsiZulu 0,2%
Sepedi 0,1%
Sesotho 2,4%
Setswana 0,7%
Sign Language 0,3%
SiSwati 0%
Tshivenda 0,1%
Xitsonga 0%
Other 0.4%
Not Applicable 3,7%
Group Percentage
Married 28,9%
Living together like married partners 10%
Never married 55,9%
Widower/Widow 3,9%
Separated 0,4%
Divorced 0,9%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 3,1%
Some Primary 44,6%
Completed Primary 6,9%
Some Secondary 31,2%
Completed Secondary 9,1%
Higher Education 0,7%
Not Applicable 4,4%
Sex Percentage
Female 49,8%
Male 50,2%
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88,8% of households have access to electricity for lighting.

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There are 13 513 households in the municipality with an average household size of 3,5 persons per household. 75,1%of households have access to piped water inside their dwelling, and 19,5% have access to water in their yard.Only 0,9% of households do not have access to piped water.

Area Percentage
Urban 50,3%
Tribal/Traditional 0%
Farm 49,7%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 72,2% 27,8%
Computer 18% 82%
Television 71,5% 28,5%
Satellite Television 26,9% 73,1%
Radio 60,6% 39,4%
Landline / Telephone 21,3% 78,7%
Motor Car 29,4% 70,6%
Refrigerator 70,6% 29,4%
Electric / Gas-Stove 86,5% 13,5%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 82,7% 65,8% 88,8%
Gas 6% 1,1% 0,2%
Paraffin 2,9% 2% 2,8%
Solar 0,1% 0,1% 0,2%
Candles 0% 0% 7,4%
Wood 7,8% 19,1% 0%
Coal 0,1% 0,2% 0%
Animal Dung 0% 0% 0%
Other 0% 0% 0%
None 0,3% 11,7% 0,4%
Access Percentage
From Home 7,5%
From Cellphone 7,1%
From Work 3,5%
From Elsewhere 1,2%
No Access 80,7%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 17,7%
Owned and fully paid off 39,6%
Owned but not yet paid off 9,3%
Occupied rent free 25,4%
Other 7,9%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 56,5%
Borehole 17,9%
Spring 4,5%
Rain water tank 0,8%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 10,8%
River/Stream 5,9%
Water vendor 0,2%
Water tanker 2,4%
Other 1%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 7,1%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 74,9%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 7,6%
Chemical toilet 0,2%
Pit toilet with ventilation 0,8%
Pit toilet without ventilation 0,5%
Bucket toilet 1,7%
Other 7,2%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 57,8%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 3,6%
Communal refuse dump 4,4%
Own refuse dump 31%
No rubbish disposal 1,5%
Other 1,7%
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10,5% are unemployed.

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A total of 20 725 people are economically active (employed or unemployed but looking for work), and of these,10,5% are unemployed. The economically active youth (15–35 years) in the area total 10 065.

Employment Status Number
Employed 18539
Unemployed 2186
Discouraged Work Seeker 655
Not Economically Active 12476
Income Percentage
None income 9,5%
R1 - R4,800 1,9%
R4,801 - R9,600 3,2%
R9,601 - R19,600 17,8%
R19,601 - R38,200 25,4%
R38,201 - R76,4000 21,1%
R76,401 - R153,800 10,6%
R153,801 - R307,600 6,4%
R307,601 - R614,400 3%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,8%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,3%
R2,457,601+ 0,2%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 830
Poultry production 546
Vegetable production 964
Production of other crops 362
Other 255

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 805
Animals only 800
Mixed farming 394
Other 33

**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 270
R1-R4 800 31
R4 801-R38 400 1,122
R38 401-R307 200 456
R307 201+ 69
Unspecified 84

Key Statistics 2011

Total population49,768
Young (0-14)25,6%
Working Age (15-64)68%
Elderly (65+)6,4%
Dependency ratio47
Sex ratio100,9
Growth rate2,3% (2001-2011)
Population density6 persons/km2
Unemployment rate10,5%
Youth unemployment rate13,8%
No schooling aged 20+7,7%
Higher education aged 20+5,1%
Matric aged 20+19,4%
Number of households13,513
Number of Agricultural households2,031
Average household size3,5
Female headed households32%
Formal dwellings87,1%
Housing owned/paying off48,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage74,9%
Weekly refuse removal57,8%
Piped water inside dwelling75,1%
Electricity for lighting88,8%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population39,559
Young (0-14)29,1%
Working Age (15-64)68%
Elderly (65+)5,9%
Dependency ratio53,8%
Sex ratio99,5
Growth rate4,43% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate10,2%
Youth unemployment rate13,3%
No schooling aged 20+12,2%
Higher education aged 20+5,7%
Matric aged 20+14,8%
Number of households10,429
Average household size3,4
Female headed households27,5%
Formal dwellings93,3%
Housing owned/paying off48,6%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage60,3%
Weekly refuse removal51,1%
Piped water inside dwelling67,6%
Electricity for lighting83,4%