Emadlangeni

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0,65% Unemployment rate.

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eMadlangeni Local Municipality falls within the Amajuba District Municipality in the province of KwaZulu-Natal. Predominantly rural, only 26% of the population live in the urban towns of Utrecht, Berouw, Waterval and Kingstown.

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14,9 % of those aged 20 years and older have no form of schooling.

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The dependency ratio for the municipality (i.e., the number of individuals aged 0–14 years and 65 years and above who are dependent on those of working age, 15–64 years) increased from 66,7 per 100 individuals in 2001 to 69,3 in 2011.

Of those aged 20 years and older, 5,6% have completed primary school, 29,6% have some secondary education, 20,1% have completed matric and 5,1% have some form of higher education.

Group Percentage
Black African92,7%
Coloured1,3%
Indian/Asian0,1%
White5,7%
Other0,2%
Age Males Females
0-4 6,1% 6%
5-9 6,3% 5,8%
10-14 6,1% 5,6%
15-19 5,7% 5,1%
20-24 4,9% 4,3%
25-29 4,2% 4%
30-34 3,6% 3,2%
35-39 3% 2,9%
40-44 2,1% 2,4%
45-49 1,9% 1,9%
50-54 1,7% 2%
55-59 1,8% 1,7%
60-64 1,2% 1,3%
65-69 0,9% 0,9%
70-74 0,6% 0,8%
75-79 0,3% 0,5%
80-84 0,2% 0,4%
85+ 0,2% 0,3%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 5,9%
English 1,6%
IsiNdebele 0,7%
IsiXhosa 0,3%
IsiZulu 84,4%
Sepedi 0,3%
Sesotho 0,9%
Setswana 0,5%
Sign Language 0,7%
SiSwati 0,2%
Tshivenda 0,1%
Xitsonga 0,1%
Other 0.3%
Not Applicable 4%
Group Percentage
Married 17,2%
Living together like married partners 6,1%
Never married 74,3%
Widower/Widow 1,8%
Separated 0,3%
Divorced 0,3%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 2,6%
Some Primary 49,1%
Completed Primary 6,8%
Some Secondary 30,1%
Completed Secondary 9%
Higher Education 0,6%
Not Applicable 1,9%
Sex Percentage
Female 49,2%
Male 50,8%
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48,5% Access to electricity for lighting.

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There are 6 252 households in eMadlangeni municipality with an average of 5,2 persons per household. The percentage of residents residing in formal households is 58,3%. Only 27% of households have access to piped water within the dwelling, and just less than half (48,5%) of households have access to electricity for lighting.

Area Percentage
Urban 26%
Tribal/Traditional 0%
Farm 74%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 85,9% 14,1%
Computer 11,2% 88,8%
Television 52,7% 47,3%
Satellite Television 13% 87%
Radio 74,7% 25,3%
Landline / Telephone 7,3% 92,7%
Motor Car 27,3% 72,7%
Refrigerator 39,5% 60,5%
Electric / Gas-Stove 43,7% 56,3%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 40,2% 32% 48,5%
Gas 3,8% 2% 0,4%
Paraffin 3,7% 1,8% 0,8%
Solar 0% 0,1% 1,3%
Candles 0% 0% 48,3%
Wood 45,1% 48,5% 0%
Coal 3,5% 5,7% 0%
Animal Dung 3,4% 4,3% 0%
Other 0,1% 0,1% 0%
None 0,2% 5,5% 0,7%
Access Percentage
From Home 4%
From Cellphone 15,6%
From Work 2,2%
From Elsewhere 1,4%
No Access 76,8%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 20%
Owned and fully paid off 29,1%
Owned but not yet paid off 12,7%
Occupied rent free 34,1%
Other 4,2%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 29,3%
Borehole 21,2%
Spring 7,7%
Rain water tank 1,4%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 4,5%
River/Stream 18%
Water vendor 1,2%
Water tanker 14,5%
Other 2,2%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 15,3%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 28,5%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 4,6%
Chemical toilet 12,1%
Pit toilet with ventilation 2,2%
Pit toilet without ventilation 32,2%
Bucket toilet 0,6%
Other 4,4%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 24,2%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 1,5%
Communal refuse dump 3,5%
Own refuse dump 64,5%
No rubbish disposal 5,5%
Other 0,9%
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37,6%  Unemployment rate.

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37,6% of the 9 324 economically active individuals (i.e., those who are employed or unemployed but looking for work) are unemployed. Of the 4 883 economically active youth (15–34 years) in the municipality, 46,4% are unemployed.

Employment Status Number
Employed 5818
Unemployed 3506
Discouraged Work Seeker 2175
Not Economically Active 8847
Income Percentage
None income 11,6%
R1 - R4,800 3,6%
R4,801 - R9,600 10,1%
R9,601 - R19,600 20,8%
R19,601 - R38,200 25%
R38,201 - R76,4000 14%
R76,401 - R153,800 7,6%
R153,801 - R307,600 4,1%
R307,601 - R614,400 2,5%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,3%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,3%
R2,457,601+ 0,1%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 2,855
Poultry production 2,237
Vegetable production 1,232
Production of other crops 364
Other 339

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 211
Animals only 2,034
Mixed farming 1,321
Other 22

**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 1,102
R1-R4 800 152
R4 801-R38 400 1,939
R38 401-R307 200 253
R307 201+ 45
Unspecified 96

Key Statistics 2011

Total population34,442
Young (0-14)35,9%
Working Age (15-64)59,1%
Elderly (65+)5,1%
Dependency ratio69,3
Sex ratio103,1
Growth rate0,65% (2001-2011)
Population density10 persons/km2
Unemployment rate37,6%
Youth unemployment rate46,4%
No schooling aged 20+14,9%
Higher education aged 20+5%
Matric aged 20+20,1%
Number of households6,252
Number of Agricultural households3,588
Average household size5,2
Female headed households38,8%
Formal dwellings58,3%
Housing owned/paying off41,8%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage28,5%
Weekly refuse removal24,2%
Piped water inside dwelling27%
Electricity for lighting48,5%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population32,277
Young (0-14)35,2%
Working Age (15-64)59,1%
Elderly (65+)4,9%
Dependency ratio66,7%
Sex ratio131,3
Growth rate6% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate39,3%
Youth unemployment rate47,5%
No schooling aged 20+29,6%
Higher education aged 20+5,2%
Matric aged 20+13%
Number of households6,187
Average household size4,4
Female headed households32,2%
Formal dwellings45,8%
Housing owned/paying off36,7%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage19,5%
Weekly refuse removal16,9%
Piped water inside dwelling22,1%
Electricity for lighting30,6%