Ingwe

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According to Census 2011, Ingwe Local Municipality has a total population of 100 548 people.

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Ingwe Local Municipality is situated in the southern part of KwaZulu-Natal, and falls under the Sisonke District Municipality, which borders the Eastern Cape and Lesotho. It is the second largest municipality within the district. The municipal head office is located in Creighton, 112 km south-west of Howick and 176 km north-east of Kokstad.

The town of Creighton fulfills the role of being the administrative centre for Ingwe and acts as the commercial centre for its surroundings within the municipal area. The rest of the municipal area consists of tribal lands, which dominate the area.

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Ingwe , KwaZulu-Natal 100,548 111
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13,8% of those aged 20 years and older have no form of schooling.

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According to Census 2011, Ingwe Local Municipality has a total population of 48 012 people, of whom 98,7% are black African, and 0,8% are white.The other population groups make up the remaining 0,5%.

Of those aged 20 years and older, 7% have completed primary school, 32% have some secondary education, 17,8% have completed matric, and 4% have some form of higher education.

Group Percentage
Black African98,7%
Coloured0,2%
Indian/Asian0,1%
White0,8%
Other0,1%
Age Males Females
0-4 7,4% 7,1%
5-9 6,5% 6,5%
10-14 6,5% 5,8%
15-19 6,3% 6%
20-24 4,4% 4,8%
25-29 3,2% 3,9%
30-34 2,2% 3%
35-39 1,9% 2,6%
40-44 1,6% 2,4%
45-49 1,5% 1,5%
50-54 1,4% 2%
55-59 1,2% 1,9%
60-64 1,1% 1,6%
65-69 0,6% 1,2%
70-74 0,4% 0,9%
75-79 0,2% 0,7%
80-84 0,2% 0,5%
85+ 0,1% 0,4%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 0,3%
English 1,6%
IsiNdebele 1,2%
IsiXhosa 0,4%
IsiZulu 94,5%
Sepedi 0,2%
Sesotho 0,4%
Setswana 0,6%
Sign Language 0,4%
SiSwati 0%
Tshivenda 0%
Xitsonga 0%
Other 0.1%
Not Applicable 0,2%
Group Percentage
Married 17,3%
Living together like married partners 3,8%
Never married 74,8%
Widower/Widow 3,6%
Separated 0,3%
Divorced 0,1%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 2,6%
Some Primary 48,7%
Completed Primary 6,8%
Some Secondary 32,5%
Completed Secondary 8,7%
Higher Education 0,6%
Not Applicable 0%
Sex Percentage
Female 53,5%
Male 46,5%
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49,9% Access to electricity for lighting.

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There are 23 073 households in the municipality, with an average household size of 4,3 persons per household.

11,7% of households have access to piped water either in their dwelling or in the yard. Only 41,7% of households do not have access to piped water.

49,9% of households have access to electricity for lighting.

Area Percentage
Urban 3,1%
Tribal/Traditional 86,4%
Farm 10,5%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 79% 21%
Computer 3,5% 96,5%
Television 41,6% 58,4%
Satellite Television 5,2% 94,8%
Radio 61,5% 38,5%
Landline / Telephone 3,2% 96,8%
Motor Car 11,1% 88,9%
Refrigerator 32,4% 67,6%
Electric / Gas-Stove 34,5% 65,5%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 21% 15,2% 49,9%
Gas 4% 1,9% 0,4%
Paraffin 3,7% 2,4% 1,9%
Solar 0,1% 0,1% 0,4%
Candles 0% 0% 46,7%
Wood 70,2% 75% 0%
Coal 0,2% 0,4% 0%
Animal Dung 0,2% 0,2% 0%
Other 0,2% 0% 0%
None 0,4% 4,7% 0,8%
Access Percentage
From Home 1,2%
From Cellphone 11%
From Work 1,5%
From Elsewhere 2,1%
No Access 84,2%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 6,3%
Owned and fully paid off 52,6%
Owned but not yet paid off 9,1%
Occupied rent free 27,4%
Other 4,6%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 19,6%
Borehole 13,7%
Spring 29,2%
Rain water tank 2,1%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 6,4%
River/Stream 17,4%
Water vendor 0,9%
Water tanker 8,4%
Other 2,3%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 3,2%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 7,4%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 3,2%
Chemical toilet 5,3%
Pit toilet with ventilation 31%
Pit toilet without ventilation 37,7%
Bucket toilet 0,4%
Other 11,9%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 4,7%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 1,1%
Communal refuse dump 2,7%
Own refuse dump 77,6%
No rubbish disposal 11,5%
Other 2,5%
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49,9% Unemployment rate.

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Of the 17 426 people who are economically active (employed or unemployed but looking for work), 39,3% are unemployed.

Of the 9 711 economically active youth (15 – 35 years) in the area, 48,5% are unemployed.

Employment Status Number
Employed 10570
Unemployed 6856
Discouraged Work Seeker 5437
Not Economically Active 32635
Income Percentage
None income 13,8%
R1 - R4,800 6,2%
R4,801 - R9,600 12,5%
R9,601 - R19,600 27,6%
R19,601 - R38,200 23,4%
R38,201 - R76,4000 8,3%
R76,401 - R153,800 4,3%
R153,801 - R307,600 2,3%
R307,601 - R614,400 1,2%
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 6,496
Poultry production 7,727
Vegetable production 6,531
Production of other crops 2,351
Other 800

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 2,180
Animals only 5,377
Mixed farming 5,073
Other 241

**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 4,271
R1-R4 800 516
R4 801-R38 400 7,124
R38 401-R307 200 606
R307 201+ 74
Unspecified 281

Key Statistics 2011

Total population100,548
Young (0-14)39,8%
Working Age (15-64)55,2%
Elderly (65+)5%
Dependency ratio81,2
Sex ratio86,9
Growth rate-0,67% (2001-2011)
Population density51 persons/km2
Unemployment rate39,3%
Youth unemployment rate48,5%
No schooling aged 20+13,8%
Higher education aged 20+4%
Matric aged 20+17,7%
Number of households23,073
Number of Agricultural households12,872
Average household size4,2
Female headed households56,5%
Formal dwellings30,1%
Housing owned/paying off61,7%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage7,4%
Weekly refuse removal4,7%
Piped water inside dwelling11,7%
Electricity for lighting49,9%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population107,558
Young (0-14)44,2%
Working Age (15-64)55,2%
Elderly (65+)5%
Dependency ratio96,6%
Sex ratio81,4
Growth rate2,59% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate66,6%
Youth unemployment rate74,9%
No schooling aged 20+31,5%
Higher education aged 20+3,1%
Matric aged 20+7,5%
Number of households21,332
Average household size4,9
Female headed households61,2%
Formal dwellings18,6%
Housing owned/paying off59,6%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage3,1%
Weekly refuse removal2,7%
Piped water inside dwelling4,3%
Electricity for lighting27,5%