Joe Morolong

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According to the 2011 Census, Joe Morolong Local Municipality has a total population of 89 530 people.

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The Joe Morolong Local Municipality was established in 2000 and serves 15 wards, most of which are rural. Although unemployment is high, the municipality has great potential for developers, especially those interested in ecotourism and conservation.

The municipal area is approximately 5 813 km² in size. Joe Morolong Local Municipality is part of the John Taolo Gaetsewe District Municipality. The municipality strives to deliver basic services to its community by ensuring that there is water, sanitation and electricity.

(Source: www.localgovernment.co.za).

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 22,8% of those 20+ have no schooling.

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According to the 2011 Census, Joe Morolong Local Municipality has a total population of 89 530 people. The majority of the population in the municipality are black African (96,4%), 2,0% are coloured, with the other population groups making up the remaining 1,6%.

 Of those aged 20 years and older, 5,2% have completed primary school, 27,8% have some secondary education, 13,4% have completed matric and 4,1% have some form of higher education. Of the mentioned age group, 22,9% have no form of schooling.

 

Group Percentage
Black African96,4%
Coloured2%
Indian/Asian0,3%
White1,2%
Other0,2%
Age Males Females
0-4 7,3% 6,8%
5-9 6,8% 6,7%
10-14 6,1% 5,7%
15-19 5,4% 5,2%
20-24 3,5% 4,4%
25-29 2,6% 3,7%
30-34 2,2% 3,2%
35-39 1,9% 2,8%
40-44 1,8% 2,5%
45-49 1,6% 1,6%
50-54 1,7% 2,4%
55-59 1,7% 2,2%
60-64 1,2% 1,7%
65-69 0,9% 1,3%
70-74 0,6% 1%
75-79 0,4% 0,8%
80-84 0,3% 0,5%
85+ 0,2% 0,5%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 3,6%
English 1,9%
IsiNdebele 1%
IsiXhosa 0,4%
IsiZulu 0,9%
Sepedi 0,2%
Sesotho 0,4%
Setswana 90,1%
Sign Language 0,4%
SiSwati 0%
Tshivenda 0%
Xitsonga 0%
Other 0.3%
Not Applicable 0,7%
Group Percentage
Married 14,4%
Living together like married partners 4,1%
Never married 76,9%
Widower/Widow 3,7%
Separated 0,5%
Divorced 0,4%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 3,7%
Some Primary 54%
Completed Primary 6,8%
Some Secondary 27,7%
Completed Secondary 6,2%
Higher Education 0,4%
Not Applicable 1,2%
Sex Percentage
Female 53,9%
Male 46,1%
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81,8% Use electricity for lighting.

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There are 23 707 households in the municipality, with an average household size of 3,4 persons per household. Of the households, 6,6% have access to piped water either in their dwelling or in the yard, while 81,8% of households have access to electricity for lighting.

 

Area Percentage
Urban 2,4%
Tribal/Traditional 92,9%
Farm 4,7%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 81,9% 18,1%
Computer 5,2% 94,8%
Television 59,9% 40,1%
Satellite Television 10,2% 89,8%
Radio 55,1% 44,9%
Landline / Telephone 1,9% 98,1%
Motor Car 16,2% 83,8%
Refrigerator 59% 41%
Electric / Gas-Stove 67,4% 32,6%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 53,2% 35,7% 81,8%
Gas 2,8% 0,9% 0,1%
Paraffin 2,6% 0,9% 0,7%
Solar 0,2% 0,1% 0,9%
Candles 0% 0% 16,1%
Wood 39,3% 51,2% 0%
Coal 0,1% 0,3% 0%
Animal Dung 1,3% 2,1% 0%
Other 0% 0% 0%
None 0,5% 8,8% 0,4%
Access Percentage
From Home 1,6%
From Cellphone 13,1%
From Work 1,3%
From Elsewhere 2%
No Access 82%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 7,1%
Owned and fully paid off 49,1%
Owned but not yet paid off 3,4%
Occupied rent free 27,1%
Other 13,3%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 71,7%
Borehole 15,6%
Spring 0,3%
Rain water tank 0,6%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 2,5%
River/Stream 1,6%
Water vendor 0,8%
Water tanker 5,8%
Other 1%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 10,3%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 6%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 1,3%
Chemical toilet 1,7%
Pit toilet with ventilation 40,3%
Pit toilet without ventilation 36,7%
Bucket toilet 2%
Other 1,8%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 6,1%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 0,5%
Communal refuse dump 1%
Own refuse dump 79,8%
No rubbish disposal 11,4%
Other 1,2%
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49,5% Youth unemployment rate.

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There are 12 740 people that are economically active (employed or unemployed but looking for work), and of these, 38,6% are unemployed.

Of the 6 323 economically active youth (15–34 years) in the area, 49,5% are unemployed.

Employment Status Number
Employed 7828
Unemployed 4912
Discouraged Work Seeker 6200
Not Economically Active 29569
Income Percentage
None income 18,3%
R1 - R4,800 6,8%
R4,801 - R9,600 13%
R9,601 - R19,600 23,9%
R19,601 - R38,200 20,6%
R38,201 - R76,4000 7,8%
R76,401 - R153,800 4,8%
R153,801 - R307,600 3,2%
R307,601 - R614,400 1,2%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,3%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,1%
R2,457,601+ 0,1%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 8,504
Poultry production 5,830
Vegetable production 1,193
Production of other crops 881
Other 1,179

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 365
Animals only 9,173
Mixed farming 1,731
Other 225

**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 4,936
R1-R4 800 299
R4 801-R38 400 5,249
R38 401-R307 200 803
R307 201+ 60
Unspecified 147

Key Statistics 2011

Total population89,530
Young (0-14)39,4%
Working Age (15-64)54,2%
Elderly (65+)6,4%
Dependency ratio84,6
Sex ratio85,5
Growth rate-0,9% (2001-2011)
Population density4 persons/km2
Unemployment rate38,6%
Youth unemployment rate49,5%
No schooling aged 20+22,8%
Higher education aged 20+4,1%
Matric aged 20+13,4%
Number of households23,707
Number of Agricultural households11,494
Average household size3,7
Female headed households50,7%
Formal dwellings72,5%
Housing owned/paying off52,5%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage6%
Weekly refuse removal6,1%
Piped water inside dwelling9,1%
Electricity for lighting81,8%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population97,945
Young (0-14)41,9%
Working Age (15-64)54,2%
Elderly (65+)5,6%
Dependency ratio90,4%
Sex ratio89
Growth rate-2,76% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate49%
Youth unemployment rate59,8%
No schooling aged 20+31,6%
Higher education aged 20+3,3%
Matric aged 20+8,3%
Number of households21,749
Average household size4,3
Female headed households50,8%
Formal dwellings64,8%
Housing owned/paying off84,3%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage7,2%
Weekly refuse removal5,8%
Piped water inside dwelling6,1%
Electricity for lighting39%