Inxuba Yethemba

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According to Census 2011 the Inxuba Yethemba Local Municipality has a total population estimated at 65 560.

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The Inxuba Yethemba Local Municipality is situated in the Chris Hani District Municipality in the Eastern Cape Province. It is approximately 240 km north of Nelson Mandela Metro it is comprised of the former Middelburg EC and Cradock local and rural councils with their urban centres situated 100 km apart. (http://mfma.treasury.gov.za)

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8,8% have some form of higher education.

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According to Census 2011 the Inxuba Yethemba Local Municipality has a total population estimated at 65 560, of which 56,2% are black African, 32,2% are coloured, 10,5% are white , with other population groups making up the remaining 1,1%.

Of those 20 years and older 7,6% have completed primary school, 32,6% have some secondary education, 20,1% have completed matric, and 8,8% have some form of higher education.

48,9% of the population have isiXhosa as their first language, followed by Afrikaans at 43,6%.

Group Percentage
Black African56,2%
Coloured32,2%
Indian/Asian0,3%
White10,5%
Other0,8%
Age Males Females
0-4 5,3% 5,3%
5-9 4,6% 4,9%
10-14 4,5% 4,5%
15-19 4,7% 4,4%
20-24 4,5% 4,1%
25-29 4,1% 4,2%
30-34 3,2% 3,4%
35-39 3,3% 3,4%
40-44 3% 3,4%
45-49 2,7% 2,7%
50-54 2,5% 2,9%
55-59 2% 2,4%
60-64 1,5% 1,9%
65-69 1% 1,4%
70-74 0,7% 1%
75-79 0,4% 0,6%
80-84 0,2% 0,4%
85+ 0,2% 0,4%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 43,6%
English 3%
IsiNdebele 0,2%
IsiXhosa 48,9%
IsiZulu 0,2%
Sepedi 0,2%
Sesotho 0,4%
Setswana 0,3%
Sign Language 0,4%
SiSwati 0%
Tshivenda 0%
Xitsonga 0%
Other 0.5%
Not Applicable 2,2%
Group Percentage
Married 23%
Living together like married partners 9,7%
Never married 61,7%
Widower/Widow 4%
Separated 0,5%
Divorced 1%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 2,9%
Some Primary 48,8%
Completed Primary 7,6%
Some Secondary 29%
Completed Secondary 8,4%
Higher Education 1,1%
Not Applicable 2,3%
Sex Percentage
Female 51,7%
Male 48,3%
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95,6% of households have access to electricity

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There are 18 463 households in the municipality with an average household size of 3,4 persons per household. 68,2% of households have access to piped water inside dwelling/institution and 27,6% have water in their yard. Only 0,8% of households do not have access to piped water.

Area Percentage
Urban 84,4%
Tribal/Traditional 0%
Farm 15,6%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 77,6% 22,4%
Computer 16,8% 83,2%
Television 80,6% 19,4%
Satellite Television 28,6% 71,4%
Radio 72,8% 27,2%
Landline / Telephone 15% 85%
Motor Car 26% 74%
Refrigerator 73,5% 26,5%
Electric / Gas-Stove 89,2% 10,8%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 90,2% 56,8% 95,6%
Gas 2,7% 1,8% 0,1%
Paraffin 2,5% 18,4% 0,7%
Solar 0,1% 0,2% 0,3%
Candles 0% 0% 3,1%
Wood 3,8% 13,1% 0%
Coal 0,3% 1,2% 0%
Animal Dung 0% 0% 0%
Other 0,1% 0% 0%
None 0,3% 8,5% 0,2%
Access Percentage
From Home 6,9%
From Cellphone 12,7%
From Work 3,4%
From Elsewhere 3,3%
No Access 73,7%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 28,7%
Owned and fully paid off 35,2%
Owned but not yet paid off 11,6%
Occupied rent free 20,4%
Other 4,2%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 76%
Borehole 17,4%
Spring 0,2%
Rain water tank 0,4%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 1,2%
River/Stream 0,2%
Water vendor 0,6%
Water tanker 3,5%
Other 0,6%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 5%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 87,3%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 2,7%
Chemical toilet 0,1%
Pit toilet with ventilation 0,7%
Pit toilet without ventilation 2%
Bucket toilet 0,6%
Other 1,5%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 83,2%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 1,6%
Communal refuse dump 1,7%
Own refuse dump 10,1%
No rubbish disposal 2,3%
Other 1,1%
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33,2% Youth unemployment rate

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25,7% of the 20 103 economically active (employed or unemployed but looking for work) people in the municipality are unemployed.

Of the 9 803 economically active youth (15 – 34 years) in the municipality, 33,2% are unemployed.

Employment Status Number
Employed 16835
Unemployed 5816
Discouraged Work Seeker 2656
Not Economically Active 17064
Income Percentage
None income 10,8%
R1 - R4,800 4,1%
R4,801 - R9,600 6,5%
R9,601 - R19,600 21,7%
R19,601 - R38,200 22,4%
R38,201 - R76,4000 13,5%
R76,401 - R153,800 9,6%
R153,801 - R307,600 6,8%
R307,601 - R614,400 3,1%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,8%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,3%
R2,457,601+ 0,3%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 760
Poultry production 1,263
Vegetable production 1,087
Production of other crops 972
Other 973

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 1,292
Animals only 1,221
Mixed farming 503
Other 326

**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 600
R1-R4 800 129
R4 801-R38 400 1,790
R38 401-R307 200 608
R307 201+ 128
Unspecified 87

Key Statistics 2011

Total population65,560
Young (0-14)29,1%
Working Age (15-64)64,6%
Elderly (65+)6,2%
Dependency ratio54,7
Sex ratio93,5
Growth rate0,83% (2001-2011)
Population density6 persons/km2
Unemployment rate25,7%
Youth unemployment rate33,2%
No schooling aged 20+10,7%
Higher education aged 20+8,8%
Matric aged 20+20%
Number of households18,463
Number of Agricultural households3,342
Average household size3,4
Female headed households40,9%
Formal dwellings97%
Housing owned/paying off46,7%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage87,3%
Weekly refuse removal83,2%
Piped water inside dwelling68,2%
Electricity for lighting95,6%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population60,364
Young (0-14)30,1%
Working Age (15-64)64,6%
Elderly (65+)5,9%
Dependency ratio56,1%
Sex ratio92,7
Growth rate0,84% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate43,2%
Youth unemployment rate53,7%
No schooling aged 20+17%
Higher education aged 20+6,2%
Matric aged 20+14,4%
Number of households16,002
Average household size3,6
Female headed households37%
Formal dwellings97,1%
Housing owned/paying off40,2%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage65,8%
Weekly refuse removal76,3%
Piped water inside dwelling47,6%
Electricity for lighting82,6%