Ikwezi

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According to Census 2011, Ikwezi Local Municipality has a total population estimated at 10 537

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The Ikwezi Local Municipality is located in the Eastern Cape, one of the nine local municipalities located within the Cacadu District Municipality. Ikwezi includes three main settlements namely Jansenville, Klipplaat and Waterford, and covers an area of 4 449,7km2. It is an area characterized by low population density, high levels of poverty and excessive bulk water constraints, as well as very poor quality water(http://drupa16dev15.econsultant.co.za).

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Kamiesberg , Northern Cape 10,187 224
Laingsburg , Western Cape 8,289 225
Mier , Northern Cape 7,003 226
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12,6% aged 20+ has no schooling.

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According to Census 2011,Ikwezi Local Municipality has a total population estimated at 10 537. Of the population, 54,6% are coloured, 37,2% are black African, 7,6 % are white, , and 0,2% are Indian/Asian. Of those 20 years and older,8,3%have completed primary school, 34,5% have some secondary education, 15,5% completed matric, and 5,4% have some form of higher education. A total of 12,6% of those aged 20 years and older have no form of schooling.Afrikaans is the most spoken language in the municipality at 68,5%, with Xhosa coming in second at 25,7%. Only 2,6% of the population has English as their first language, and the remaining 3,5% speak other languages.

Group Percentage
Black African37,2%
Coloured54,6%
Indian/Asian0,2%
White7,6%
Other0,5%
Age Males Females
0-4 5,6% 5,4%
5-9 5,1% 5,7%
10-14 4,8% 4,5%
15-19 4% 4,4%
20-24 3,9% 4%
25-29 3,6% 3,2%
30-34 3,3% 3,5%
35-39 3,2% 3,4%
40-44 2,7% 3,1%
45-49 3% 3%
50-54 2,9% 3,1%
55-59 1,9% 2,4%
60-64 1,4% 1,7%
65-69 1,3% 1,4%
70-74 0,7% 1,1%
75-79 0,4% 0,8%
80-84 0,3% 0,5%
85+ 0,1% 0,3%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 68,5%
English 2,6%
IsiNdebele 0,2%
IsiXhosa 25,4%
IsiZulu 0,2%
Sepedi 0,2%
Sesotho 0,3%
Setswana 0,4%
Sign Language 0,3%
SiSwati 0%
Tshivenda 0,1%
Xitsonga 0%
Other 0.4%
Not Applicable 1,6%
Group Percentage
Married 23%
Living together like married partners 9,9%
Never married 62,1%
Widower/Widow 3,8%
Separated 0,4%
Divorced 0,8%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 5,4%
Some Primary 49,7%
Completed Primary 7,7%
Some Secondary 28,2%
Completed Secondary 6,7%
Higher Education 0,5%
Not Applicable 1,7%
Sex Percentage
Female 52%
Male 48%
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88,5% of households have access to electricity.

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There are 2 915 households in the municipality, with an average household size of 3,5 persons per household. Of these households, 42,1% have access to piped water inside the dwelling/institution and 53,1% have access to water in their yard.Only 2,2% of households do not have access to piped water.

Area Percentage
Urban 81,2%
Tribal/Traditional 0%
Farm 18,8%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 72,2% 27,8%
Computer 10,9% 89,1%
Television 71,2% 28,8%
Satellite Television 16% 84%
Radio 62,6% 37,4%
Landline / Telephone 14,8% 85,2%
Motor Car 21,1% 78,9%
Refrigerator 65,5% 34,5%
Electric / Gas-Stove 80,5% 19,5%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 77,4% 53,6% 88,5%
Gas 4,6% 1,8% 0,1%
Paraffin 5,4% 7,9% 3,9%
Solar 0,1% 1,3% 0,7%
Candles 0% 0% 6,1%
Wood 11,8% 21,7% 0%
Coal 0% 0,7% 0%
Animal Dung 0% 0% 0%
Other 0% 0% 0%
None 0,7% 12,9% 0,6%
Access Percentage
From Home 3,5%
From Cellphone 13,1%
From Work 1,6%
From Elsewhere 1,2%
No Access 80,6%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 19,7%
Owned and fully paid off 47,8%
Owned but not yet paid off 4,8%
Occupied rent free 22,1%
Other 5,6%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 68,1%
Borehole 15,5%
Spring 0,2%
Rain water tank 12,3%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 1,2%
River/Stream 0,3%
Water vendor 0,1%
Water tanker 1,8%
Other 0,5%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 8,3%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 69,1%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 14,6%
Chemical toilet 0%
Pit toilet with ventilation 0,7%
Pit toilet without ventilation 3,1%
Bucket toilet 3,7%
Other 0,6%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 79%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 0,8%
Communal refuse dump 1%
Own refuse dump 16,8%
No rubbish disposal 1,9%
Other 0,5%
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18,3% are unemployed.

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Of the 3 272 economically active (employed and unemployed but looking for work) people in the municipality, 18,3% are unemployed. Of the economically 1500 active youth in the municipality, 22,7% are unemployed.

Employment Status Number
Employed 2673
Unemployed 599
Discouraged Work Seeker 472
Not Economically Active 2785
Income Percentage
None income 10,8%
R1 - R4,800 4,6%
R4,801 - R9,600 9,3%
R9,601 - R19,600 29,9%
R19,601 - R38,200 22,3%
R38,201 - R76,4000 11,1%
R76,401 - R153,800 6,2%
R153,801 - R307,600 4,5%
R307,601 - R614,400 1,1%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,2%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,1%
R2,457,601+ 0,1%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 231
Poultry production 214
Vegetable production 160
Production of other crops 74
Other 93

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 137
Animals only 327
Mixed farming 61
Other 40

**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 86
R1-R4 800 24
R4 801-R38 400 334
R38 401-R307 200 86
R307 201+ 12
Unspecified 55

Key Statistics 2011

Total population10,537
Young (0-14)31,1%
Working Age (15-64)62%
Elderly (65+)7%
Dependency ratio61,4
Sex ratio92,2
Growth rate0,16% (2001-2011)
Population density2 persons/km2
Unemployment rate18,3%
Youth unemployment rate22,7%
No schooling aged 20+12,6%
Higher education aged 20+5,4%
Matric aged 20+15,4%
Number of households2,915
Number of Agricultural households564
Average household size3,5
Female headed households41,4%
Formal dwellings97,2%
Housing owned/paying off52,7%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage69%
Weekly refuse removal79%
Piped water inside dwelling42,1%
Electricity for lighting88,5%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population10,367
Young (0-14)32%
Working Age (15-64)62%
Elderly (65+)7,1%
Dependency ratio64,3%
Sex ratio90,7
Growth rate-0,29% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate41%
Youth unemployment rate51,1%
No schooling aged 20+22,6%
Higher education aged 20+4,9%
Matric aged 20+11,2%
Number of households2,738
Average household size3,7
Female headed households33%
Formal dwellings95,7%
Housing owned/paying off55,1%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage17,6%
Weekly refuse removal66,9%
Piped water inside dwelling27,8%
Electricity for lighting71,8%