Kannaland

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According to Census 2011, the Kannaland Local Municipality has a total population of 24 767

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Kannaland Local Municipality is classified as a category B municipality. It is responsible for basic service provision to the towns of Calitzdorp, Ladismith, Van Wyksdorp, Zoar, as well as the surrounding farming communities. Kannaland is situated about 340km north east of Cape Town, along the famous tourism Route 62. It is linked by tarred main roads to all other major centres such as Oudtshoorn (100km), Montagu (139km), George (160km), Mossel Bay (185km) and Port Elizabeth (420km). Both the administrative and legislative seats of Kannaland Local Municipality are located in Ladismith, with satellite offices in Calitzdorp, Van Wyksdorp and Zoar. (http://www.localgoverment.co.za)

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Cape Agulhas , Western Cape 33,038 201
Tokologo , Free State 28,986 202
Umsobomvu , Northern Cape 28,376 203
Kannaland , Western Cape 24,767 204
Naledi , Free State 24,314 205
Nxuba , Eastern Cape 24,264 206
Magareng , Northern Cape 24,204 207
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31,7% Female headed households

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According to Census 2011, the Kannaland Local Municipality has a total population of 24 767, of which 84,6% are coloured, 9,9% are white, 4,7% are black African, with other population groups making up the remaining 0,8%. Of those 20 years and above, 9,9% have completed primary school, 37,1% have some secondary education, 18,5% have completed matric, and 4,3% have some form of higher education. 6,0% of those aged 20 years and older have no form of schooling.

Group Percentage
Black African4,7%
Coloured84,6%
Indian/Asian0,3%
White9,9%
Other0,5%
Age Males Females
0-4 4,9% 5%
5-9 4,5% 4,5%
10-14 4,9% 4,9%
15-19 4,4% 4,5%
20-24 4,3% 3,9%
25-29 3,4% 3,8%
30-34 2,8% 3,1%
35-39 3,1% 3,3%
40-44 3,2% 3,7%
45-49 3% 3%
50-54 2,6% 2,9%
55-59 2,1% 2,3%
60-64 1,8% 1,9%
65-69 1,3% 1,5%
70-74 1% 1,2%
75-79 0,7% 0,7%
80-84 0,3% 0,5%
85+ 0,3% 0,4%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 93,1%
English 2,5%
IsiNdebele 0,1%
IsiXhosa 0,5%
IsiZulu 0,1%
Sepedi 0,1%
Sesotho 0,2%
Setswana 0,4%
Sign Language 0,3%
SiSwati 0,1%
Tshivenda 0,1%
Xitsonga 0%
Other 0.2%
Not Applicable 2,4%
Group Percentage
Married 27,3%
Living together like married partners 10%
Never married 56,8%
Widower/Widow 4,5%
Separated 0,3%
Divorced 1,1%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 2,6%
Some Primary 46,4%
Completed Primary 8,2%
Some Secondary 31%
Completed Secondary 9%
Higher Education 0,5%
Not Applicable 2,3%
Sex Percentage
Female 51,6%
Male 48,4%
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89,7% of households have access to electricity for lighting

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There are 6 212 households in the municipality, with an average household size of 3,9 persons  per household. 76,4% of households have access to piped water inside dwelling/institution and 14,8% have water in their yard. Only 4,2% of households do not have access to piped water.

Area Percentage
Urban 68,2%
Tribal/Traditional 0%
Farm 31,8%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 76,6% 23,4%
Computer 19,4% 80,6%
Television 77,7% 22,3%
Satellite Television 25% 75%
Radio 66% 34%
Landline / Telephone 20% 80%
Motor Car 31,4% 68,6%
Refrigerator 70,6% 29,4%
Electric / Gas-Stove 85,2% 14,8%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 80,9% 65% 89,7%
Gas 5,4% 1,7% 0,4%
Paraffin 0,2% 0,3% 0,1%
Solar 0,2% 1,4% 0,9%
Candles 0% 0% 8,5%
Wood 12,9% 22,4% 0%
Coal 0,1% 0,2% 0%
Animal Dung 0% 0% 0%
Other 0% 0% 0%
None 0,3% 8,9% 0,4%
Access Percentage
From Home 7,3%
From Cellphone 10,4%
From Work 2,1%
From Elsewhere 2%
No Access 78,3%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 19,1%
Owned and fully paid off 42,8%
Owned but not yet paid off 12,1%
Occupied rent free 18,8%
Other 7,2%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 74,3%
Borehole 5,9%
Spring 2,2%
Rain water tank 2%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 5,7%
River/Stream 2,8%
Water vendor 0,3%
Water tanker 3,9%
Other 2,8%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 4,7%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 71,1%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 3,4%
Chemical toilet 0,1%
Pit toilet with ventilation 12%
Pit toilet without ventilation 3,5%
Bucket toilet 1,8%
Other 3,4%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 66,2%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 1,4%
Communal refuse dump 1,7%
Own refuse dump 23,1%
No rubbish disposal 4,8%
Other 2,9%
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17,3%  unemployment rate

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There are 6 271 employed persons in the municipality; the unemployment rate is estimated at 17,3%, which does not include the 372 discouraged work-seekers who have given up looking for work. Amongst the youth in the area, 2 725 are employed; the youth unemployed rate is estimated at 22,7%, which does not include the 244 youth who fall within the discouraged work-seeker group.

Employment Status Number
Employed 6271
Unemployed 1316
Discouraged Work Seeker 372
Not Economically Active 7768
Income Percentage
None income 8%
R1 - R4,800 2,4%
R4,801 - R9,600 4,7%
R9,601 - R19,600 20,1%
R19,601 - R38,200 28,1%
R38,201 - R76,4000 18,6%
R76,401 - R153,800 9,3%
R153,801 - R307,600 5,8%
R307,601 - R614,400 2,1%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,5%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,2%
R2,457,601+ 0,2%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 613
Poultry production 616
Vegetable production 677
Production of other crops 395
Other 239

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 566
Animals only 658
Mixed farming 330
Other 42

**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 216
R1-R4 800 30
R4 801-R38 400 955
R38 401-R307 200 320
R307 201+ 41
Unspecified 34

Key Statistics 2011

Total population24,767
Young (0-14)28,7%
Working Age (15-64)63,5%
Elderly (65+)7,8%
Dependency ratio57,5
Sex ratio93,9
Growth rate0,33% (2001-2011)
Population density5 persons/km2
Unemployment rate17,3%
Youth unemployment rate22,7%
No schooling aged 20+6%
Higher education aged 20+4,3%
Matric aged 20+18,5%
Number of households6,212
Number of Agricultural households1,596
Average household size3,8
Female headed households31,7%
Formal dwellings96,3%
Housing owned/paying off54,8%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage71,1%
Weekly refuse removal66,1%
Piped water inside dwelling76,4%
Electricity for lighting89,7%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population23,971
Young (0-14)32,5%
Working Age (15-64)63,5%
Elderly (65+)7,2%
Dependency ratio65,7%
Sex ratio93
Growth rate2,47% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate13,9%
Youth unemployment rate19,6%
No schooling aged 20+12,2%
Higher education aged 20+5,7%
Matric aged 20+12,3%
Number of households6,070
Average household size3,8
Female headed households27,7%
Formal dwellings96,9%
Housing owned/paying off52,8%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage53,8%
Weekly refuse removal59,2%
Piped water inside dwelling67,5%
Electricity for lighting81,4%