Gariep

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According to Census 2011, Gariep Local Municipality has a total population of 33 677 people.

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The Gariep Local Municipality covers approximately 8 821 km2 and is characterised by mountains, hills and valleys. This area is well known for its stock farming of which sheep production is one of the dominating sectors. (www.gariep.gov.za).

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

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According to Census 2011, Gariep Local Municipality has a total population of 32 944 people, of whom 72,9% are black African, and 17,8% are coloured.The other population groups make up the remaining 9,3%.Of those aged 20 years and older, 6,8% have completed primary school, 31,9% have some secondary education, 16,2% have completed matric, and 7,4% have some form of higher education

Group Percentage
Black African72,9%
Coloured17,8%
Indian/Asian0,3%
White8,7%
Other0,4%
Age Males Females
0-4 5,7% 5,8%
5-9 5,4% 5,4%
10-14 4,7% 4,7%
15-19 4,7% 4,5%
20-24 4,7% 4,1%
25-29 4,1% 3,9%
30-34 3,4% 3,4%
35-39 3,1% 3,3%
40-44 2,5% 2,8%
45-49 2,5% 2,5%
50-54 2,2% 2,4%
55-59 2% 2,3%
60-64 1,3% 1,8%
65-69 1% 1,1%
70-74 0,7% 1,2%
75-79 0,4% 0,7%
80-84 0,2% 0,6%
85+ 0,2% 0,5%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 25,8%
English 1,8%
IsiNdebele 0,1%
IsiXhosa 66,2%
IsiZulu 0,2%
Sepedi 0,2%
Sesotho 2,2%
Setswana 0,2%
Sign Language 0,8%
SiSwati 0%
Tshivenda 0,1%
Xitsonga 0,1%
Other 0.6%
Not Applicable 1,6%
Group Percentage
Married 21,6%
Living together like married partners 8,3%
Never married 64,3%
Widower/Widow 4,1%
Separated 0,8%
Divorced 1%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 3,4%
Some Primary 53,6%
Completed Primary 7,5%
Some Secondary 27,5%
Completed Secondary 5,6%
Higher Education 0,6%
Not Applicable 1,8%
Sex Percentage
Female 51,2%
Male 48,8%
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90,5% of households have access to electricity.

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There are 9 770 households in the municipality, with an average household size of 3,4 persons per household.40,3% of households are headed by females.90,5% of households have access to electricity. Only 40,9% of households have access to piped water inside the dwelling.

Area Percentage
Urban 85,6%
Tribal/Traditional 0%
Farm 14,4%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 76,8% 23,2%
Computer 12,4% 87,6%
Television 74,9% 25,1%
Satellite Television 23,2% 76,8%
Radio 66,6% 33,4%
Landline / Telephone 13% 87%
Motor Car 22,5% 77,5%
Refrigerator 66,2% 33,8%
Electric / Gas-Stove 83,5% 16,5%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 81,1% 30,6% 90,5%
Gas 4,4% 3,2% 0,6%
Paraffin 9,2% 40% 1,5%
Solar 0,1% 0,1% 0,2%
Candles 0% 0% 7%
Wood 4,7% 17,8% 0%
Coal 0,1% 1,2% 0%
Animal Dung 0,2% 0,1% 0%
Other 0% 0% 0%
None 0,1% 6,9% 0,1%
Access Percentage
From Home 5,6%
From Cellphone 9,6%
From Work 2,9%
From Elsewhere 2,7%
No Access 79,1%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 24,2%
Owned and fully paid off 45,4%
Owned but not yet paid off 6,8%
Occupied rent free 19,9%
Other 3,8%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 82,9%
Borehole 11,3%
Spring 0,5%
Rain water tank 0,4%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 0,6%
River/Stream 0,1%
Water vendor 0,8%
Water tanker 2,5%
Other 1,1%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 8,6%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 74,4%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 2,4%
Chemical toilet 3,1%
Pit toilet with ventilation 1,9%
Pit toilet without ventilation 1,1%
Bucket toilet 7,6%
Other 0,8%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 80,3%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 0,7%
Communal refuse dump 1,1%
Own refuse dump 15,5%
No rubbish disposal 1,9%
Other 0,4%
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25,8% are unemployed.

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11 096 people are economically active (employed or unemployed but looking for work), and of these,25,8% are unemployed.Of the 5 587 economically active youth (15 – 34 years) in the area, 31,4% are unemployed.

Employment Status Number
Employed 8238
Unemployed 2858
Discouraged Work Seeker 1523
Not Economically Active 8193
Income Percentage
None income 9,1%
R1 - R4,800 3,2%
R4,801 - R9,600 7,9%
R9,601 - R19,600 26,3%
R19,601 - R38,200 25,8%
R38,201 - R76,4000 12,1%
R76,401 - R153,800 7,5%
R153,801 - R307,600 4,8%
R307,601 - R614,400 2,1%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,5%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,2%
R2,457,601+ 0,3%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 775
Poultry production 621
Vegetable production 1,300
Production of other crops 440
Other 179

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 1,343
Animals only 988
Mixed farming 244
Other 25

**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 397
R1-R4 800 80
R4 801-R38 400 1,641
R38 401-R307 200 348
R307 201+ 86
Unspecified 47

Key Statistics 2011

Total population33,677
Young (0-14)31,7%
Working Age (15-64)61,8%
Elderly (65+)6,5%
Dependency ratio61,8
Sex ratio95,2
Growth rate0,73% (2001-2011)
Population density4 persons/km2
Unemployment rate25,8%
Youth unemployment rate31,4%
No schooling aged 20+14,9%
Higher education aged 20+7,4%
Matric aged 20+16,2%
Number of households9,770
Number of Agricultural households2,599
Average household size3,4
Female headed households40,3%
Formal dwellings96%
Housing owned/paying off52,1%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage74,4%
Weekly refuse removal80,3%
Piped water inside dwelling40,9%
Electricity for lighting90,5%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population31,314
Young (0-14)33,6%
Working Age (15-64)61,8%
Elderly (65+)6,7%
Dependency ratio67,4%
Sex ratio90,7
Growth rate1,12% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate43,8%
Youth unemployment rate54%
No schooling aged 20+29,6%
Higher education aged 20+4,7%
Matric aged 20+10,4%
Number of households8,234
Average household size3,7
Female headed households38,6%
Formal dwellings85,7%
Housing owned/paying off53%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage35,2%
Weekly refuse removal69,9%
Piped water inside dwelling24,5%
Electricity for lighting75,7%