Drakenstein

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Drakenstein Local Municipality is a Category B municipality and forms part of the Cape Winelands District Municipality (which also includes the Category B municipalities of Stellenbosch, Breede Valley, Witzenberg and Langeberg). It stretches from just south of the N1 freeway, including Simondium in the south, up to and including Saron in the north.

The Klein Drakenstein, Limiet and Saron mountain ranges form its eastern edge and the agricultural areas immediately to the west of the R45 form its western border. Paarl and Wellington are the main urban centres in the municipality, located in close proximity to the N1 in the south, with smaller rural settlements at Saron and Gouda in the north and Hermon in the mid-west.http://www.localgovernment.co.za/locals/view/208/drakenstein-local-municipality

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3,3% of those aged 20 years and older have no form of schooling.

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According Census 2011, Drakenstein Local Municipality has a total population of 251 262, of which 22,7% are black African, 62,5% are coloured people, 13,5% are white people, with the other population groups making up the remaining 0,4%.

Of those aged 20 years and older, 6,5% have completed primary school, 37,7% have some secondary education, 27,9% have completed matric and 11,9% have some form of higher education. 3,3% of those aged 20 years and older have no form of schooling.

Group Percentage
Black African22,7%
Coloured62,5%
Indian/Asian0,4%
White13,5%
Other0,9%
Age Males Females
0-4 4,8% 4,7%
5-9 4% 4%
10-14 4,1% 4%
15-19 4,6% 4,6%
20-24 5,2% 4,9%
25-29 4,7% 4,5%
30-34 3,5% 3,5%
35-39 3,6% 3,6%
40-44 3,6% 3,8%
45-49 3,1% 3,1%
50-54 2,6% 2,9%
55-59 1,9% 2,2%
60-64 1,4% 1,6%
65-69 0,9% 1,1%
70-74 0,6% 0,8%
75-79 0,4% 0,6%
80-84 0,2% 0,4%
85+ 0,1% 0,3%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 72,5%
English 4,9%
IsiNdebele 0,1%
IsiXhosa 16,2%
IsiZulu 0,1%
Sepedi 0,1%
Sesotho 0,8%
Setswana 0,4%
Sign Language 0,5%
SiSwati 0%
Tshivenda 0,1%
Xitsonga 0,1%
Other 1%
Not Applicable 3,3%
Group Percentage
Married 30,3%
Living together like married partners 5,4%
Never married 58,5%
Widower/Widow 3,5%
Separated 0,5%
Divorced 1,7%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 3,1%
Some Primary 38%
Completed Primary 6,6%
Some Secondary 31,4%
Completed Secondary 14,4%
Higher Education 2,2%
Not Applicable 4,5%
Sex Percentage
Female 50,8%
Male 49,2%
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Almost 93,8% of households have access to piped water either in their dwelling or in the yard.

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There are 59 774 households in the municipality, with an average household size of 3,9 persons per household.

Almost 93,8% of households have access to piped water either in their dwelling or in the yard.  Only 0,6% of households do not have access to piped water and 95,0% of households have access to electricity for lighting

Area Percentage
Urban 85,3%
Tribal/Traditional 0%
Farm 14,7%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 86,7% 13,3%
Computer 33% 67%
Television 88,2% 11,8%
Satellite Television 28,6% 71,4%
Radio 71,1% 28,9%
Landline / Telephone 28,2% 71,8%
Motor Car 44% 56%
Refrigerator 84,8% 15,2%
Electric / Gas-Stove 91% 9%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 88,7% 72,9% 95%
Gas 6,6% 2% 0,2%
Paraffin 3% 10,2% 2,3%
Solar 0,1% 0,4% 0,2%
Candles 0% 0% 1,9%
Wood 0,8% 3,5% 0%
Coal 0,2% 0,2% 0%
Animal Dung 0% 0,1% 0%
Other 0,2% 0% 0%
None 0,4% 10,8% 0,4%
Access Percentage
From Home 13,2%
From Cellphone 17,7%
From Work 5,1%
From Elsewhere 2,9%
No Access 61,1%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 34,3%
Owned and fully paid off 32,1%
Owned but not yet paid off 14,3%
Occupied rent free 14,7%
Other 4,7%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 88%
Borehole 6,8%
Spring 0,7%
Rain water tank 0,2%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 1,6%
River/Stream 1,2%
Water vendor 0,2%
Water tanker 0,6%
Other 0,8%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 1,3%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 90,2%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 3,4%
Chemical toilet 0,1%
Pit toilet with ventilation 0,3%
Pit toilet without ventilation 0,3%
Bucket toilet 2,9%
Other 1,5%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 86,1%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 2,8%
Communal refuse dump 3,2%
Own refuse dump 5,4%
No rubbish disposal 1%
Other 1,5%
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24,6% Youth unemployment rate.

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There are 106 030 economically active (employed or unemployed but looking for work) people in the municipality, and of these 17,6% are unemployed.

Of the 50 279 economically active youth (aged 15 – 34) in the municipality, 24,6% are unemployed.

Employment Status Number
Employed 87336
Unemployed 18694
Discouraged Work Seeker 5705
Not Economically Active 62102
Income Percentage
None income 13%
R1 - R4,800 1,7%
R4,801 - R9,600 3,1%
R9,601 - R19,600 10,7%
R19,601 - R38,200 17,2%
R38,201 - R76,4000 18,4%
R76,401 - R153,800 13,9%
R153,801 - R307,600 11%
R307,601 - R614,400 7,4%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 2,5%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,7%
R2,457,601+ 0,4%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 947
Poultry production 1,071
Vegetable production 1,882
Production of other crops 1,316
Other 1,504

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 1,767
Animals only 576
Mixed farming 819
Other 483

**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 636
R1-R4 800 59
R4 801-R38 400 1,520
R38 401-R307 200 900
R307 201+ 272
Unspecified 259

Key Statistics 2011

Total population251,262
Young (0-14)25,6%
Working Age (15-64)69,2%
Elderly (65+)5,2%
Dependency ratio44,5
Sex ratio96,7
Growth rate2,56% (2001-2011)
Population density163 persons/km2
Unemployment rate17,6%
Youth unemployment rate24,6%
No schooling aged 20+3,3%
Higher education aged 20+11,8%
Matric aged 20+27,4%
Number of households59,774
Number of Agricultural households3,645
Average household size3,8
Female headed households33,6%
Formal dwellings85,1%
Housing owned/paying off46,3%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage90,2%
Weekly refuse removal86,1%
Piped water inside dwelling80%
Electricity for lighting95%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population194,417
Young (0-14)28,5%
Working Age (15-64)69,2%
Elderly (65+)4,4%
Dependency ratio49%
Sex ratio96
Growth rate0,85% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate22,8%
Youth unemployment rate29,5%
No schooling aged 20+6,6%
Higher education aged 20+9,6%
Matric aged 20+21,6%
Number of households44,410
Average household size4,1
Female headed households30,7%
Formal dwellings81,9%
Housing owned/paying off47,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage83,5%
Weekly refuse removal78,2%
Piped water inside dwelling66,1%
Electricity for lighting87,1%