Khâi-Ma

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0,83% Population growth rate (2001 – 2011).

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The Khâi-Ma Municipality hosts the well-known town of Pofadder. Pofadder lies about 165 km east of Springbok, about 50 km south of Velloorsdrif border post with Namibia, Onseepkans and the Gariep River, and 125 km west of Kakamas. For more than 200 km southward, there are no towns in the barren Greater Karoo, only a few very small settlements.

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Prince Albert , Western Cape 13,136 216
KwaSani , KwaZulu-Natal 12,898 217
Karoo Hoogland , Northern Cape 12,588 218
Khâi-Ma , Northern Cape 12,465 219
Richtersveld , Northern Cape 11,982 220
Kareeberg , Northern Cape 11,673 221
Renosterberg , Northern Cape 10,978 222
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3,9% of those 20+ have no schooling.

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According  Census 2011, the Khâi-Ma Municipality has a total population of 12 465 people, of which 75,1% are coloured, 17,6% are black African, and 6,0% are white. Other groups make up 0,4% of the population.

Of those aged 20 years and older, 46,3% have some secondary schooling, 17,5% have some primary schooling, 18,1 % completed Grade 12/matric, 5 8% have some higher education, 8,4% completed some primary schooling and 3,9% of this municipality have no schooling.

Group Percentage
Black African17,6%
Coloured75,1%
Indian/Asian0,4%
White6%
Other0,8%
Age Males Females
0-4 4,5% 4,3%
5-9 4,7% 4%
10-14 4,4% 4%
15-19 4,2% 3,9%
20-24 5,5% 4,8%
25-29 5,3% 4,5%
30-34 4,8% 3,8%
35-39 4,1% 3,2%
40-44 3,8% 3,3%
45-49 3% 3%
50-54 2,6% 2,5%
55-59 2,1% 1,8%
60-64 1,3% 1,3%
65-69 0,9% 1,2%
70-74 0,6% 0,8%
75-79 0,4% 0,5%
80-84 0,1% 0,4%
85+ 0,2% 0,4%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 81,3%
English 1,2%
IsiNdebele 0,2%
IsiXhosa 2,2%
IsiZulu 0,3%
Sepedi 0,2%
Sesotho 0,7%
Setswana 10,7%
Sign Language 0,2%
SiSwati 0,2%
Tshivenda 0,1%
Xitsonga 0%
Other 0.5%
Not Applicable 2,4%
Group Percentage
Married 23,9%
Living together like married partners 6,7%
Never married 64,4%
Widower/Widow 3,5%
Separated 0,7%
Divorced 0,8%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 2%
Some Primary 43,1%
Completed Primary 7,1%
Some Secondary 34,4%
Completed Secondary 9,8%
Higher Education 1,2%
Not Applicable 2,5%
Sex Percentage
Female 47,4%
Male 52,6%
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89,6% Use electricity for lighting.

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There are 3 796 households in the municipality, with an average household size of 3,2 persons per household.

Of the households in the municipality, 45,5% have access to piped (tap) water inside the dwelling/institution, and 46,5% have access to piped (tap) water inside the yard.

 

Area Percentage
Urban 82,8%
Tribal/Traditional 0%
Farm 17,2%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 73,9% 26,1%
Computer 14,5% 85,5%
Television 63,7% 36,3%
Satellite Television 28,6% 71,4%
Radio 48,3% 51,7%
Landline / Telephone 14,1% 85,9%
Motor Car 28,2% 71,8%
Refrigerator 64,3% 35,7%
Electric / Gas-Stove 91,1% 8,9%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 84,3% 50,8% 89,6%
Gas 7,2% 1,1% 0,1%
Paraffin 0,1% 0,2% 0,7%
Solar 0,3% 0,5% 2,2%
Candles 0% 0% 7%
Wood 7,9% 26,3% 0%
Coal 0% 0% 0%
Animal Dung 0% 0,1% 0%
Other 0% 0% 0%
None 0,3% 21% 0,4%
Access Percentage
From Home 3,5%
From Cellphone 13%
From Work 3,8%
From Elsewhere 1,9%
No Access 77,8%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 37,8%
Owned and fully paid off 45,2%
Owned but not yet paid off 1,4%
Occupied rent free 14,1%
Other 1,6%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 69,5%
Borehole 8,4%
Spring 0,1%
Rain water tank 0,2%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 2,2%
River/Stream 13,4%
Water vendor 0,2%
Water tanker 2,2%
Other 3,6%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 5,6%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 69%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 7,8%
Chemical toilet 0,2%
Pit toilet with ventilation 11,1%
Pit toilet without ventilation 4,4%
Bucket toilet 0,8%
Other 1,1%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 75,6%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 4,7%
Communal refuse dump 1,1%
Own refuse dump 11,7%
No rubbish disposal 2,6%
Other 4,4%
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23,6% Youth unemployment rate.

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Of the 5904 economically active people (employed and unemployed but looking for work), 22,1% are unemployed. 322 are classified as discouraged work-seekers.

Of the youth (aged 15 – 34), 2 511 are employed, 776 are unemployed, 192 are classified as discouraged work-seekers, and 1 109 are not economically active.

Employment Status Number
Employed 4600
Unemployed 1304
Discouraged Work Seeker 322
Not Economically Active 2327
Income Percentage
None income 8,4%
R1 - R4,800 2,6%
R4,801 - R9,600 5%
R9,601 - R19,600 17,7%
R19,601 - R38,200 22,3%
R38,201 - R76,4000 18,7%
R76,401 - R153,800 13,4%
R153,801 - R307,600 7%
R307,601 - R614,400 4%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,6%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,2%
R2,457,601+ 0,1%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 583
Poultry production 373
Vegetable production 148
Production of other crops 147
Other 65

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 109
Animals only 587
Mixed farming 113
Other 1

**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 180
R1-R4 800 17
R4 801-R38 400 361
R38 401-R307 200 209
R307 201+ 31
Unspecified 13

Key Statistics 2011

Total population12,465
Young (0-14)25,9%
Working Age (15-64)68,6%
Elderly (65+)5,5%
Dependency ratio45,7
Sex ratio111,1
Growth rate0,83% (2001-2011)
Population density1 persons/km2
Unemployment rate22,1%
Youth unemployment rate23,6%
No schooling aged 20+3,9%
Higher education aged 20+5,8%
Matric aged 20+18,1%
Number of households3,796
Number of Agricultural households810
Average household size3,2
Female headed households34%
Formal dwellings86,1%
Housing owned/paying off46,6%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage69%
Weekly refuse removal75,6%
Piped water inside dwelling45,5%
Electricity for lighting89,6%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population11,469
Young (0-14)29%
Working Age (15-64)68,6%
Elderly (65+)5,2%
Dependency ratio51,8%
Sex ratio106,5
Growth rate3,66% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate15,3%
Youth unemployment rate16,9%
No schooling aged 20+6,7%
Higher education aged 20+3,9%
Matric aged 20+14,8%
Number of households2,803
Average household size3,3
Female headed households33,5%
Formal dwellings79,2%
Housing owned/paying off60,7%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage59,7%
Weekly refuse removal60,2%
Piped water inside dwelling38,5%
Electricity for lighting75,3%