Kou-Kamma

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According to Census 2011, Kou-Kamma Local Municipality has a total population estimated at 40 663.

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Kou-Kamma Local Municipality is situated in the Cacadu District Municipality alongside the coast of the Indian Ocean in the south-western area of the Eastern Cape province. Kou-Kamma spans 35 575 km2 and neighbours the Baviaans Local Municipality in the north, and the Kouga Local Municipality to the east.

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5,3% of aged 20 with no schooling

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According to Census 2011, Kou-Kamma Local Municipality has a total population estimated at 40 663, of which 59,8% are coloured, 30,6% are black African, 8,2% are white, and 0,3% are Indian/Asian. Afrikaans is the most spoken language in the municipality, at 73,5%, followed by Xhosa at 19,9%. Only 2,5% of the population speaks English as their first language.Of those aged 20 years and older, 10,3% have completed primary school, 40,2% have some secondary education, 17,6% have completed matric, and 3,9% have some form of higher education.

Group Percentage
Black African30,6%
Coloured59,8%
Indian/Asian0,3%
White8,2%
Other1,1%
Age Males Females
0-4 5,7% 5,6%
5-9 4,7% 4,9%
10-14 4,5% 4,4%
15-19 3,8% 3,8%
20-24 4,9% 4,3%
25-29 4,8% 4,6%
30-34 3,9% 3,6%
35-39 3,9% 3,7%
40-44 3,4% 3,4%
45-49 3% 3%
50-54 2,4% 2,5%
55-59 1,9% 2%
60-64 1,4% 1,5%
65-69 0,9% 0,9%
70-74 0,6% 0,8%
75-79 0,3% 0,4%
80-84 0,1% 0,2%
85+ 0,1% 0,2%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 73,5%
English 2,6%
IsiNdebele 0,2%
IsiXhosa 19,9%
IsiZulu 0,2%
Sepedi 0,1%
Sesotho 1,1%
Setswana 0,5%
Sign Language 0,1%
SiSwati 0%
Tshivenda 0,1%
Xitsonga 0%
Other 1.1%
Not Applicable 0,4%
Group Percentage
Married 25%
Living together like married partners 12,3%
Never married 58,4%
Widower/Widow 3,2%
Separated 0,4%
Divorced 0,8%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 4,1%
Some Primary 48,5%
Completed Primary 7,8%
Some Secondary 30,8%
Completed Secondary 7,7%
Higher Education 0,5%
Not Applicable 0,6%
Sex Percentage
Female 49,8%
Male 50,2%
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87,1% of households have access to electricity for lighting.

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There are 11 032 households in the municipality with an average household size of 3,6 persons per household. 68,3 % of households have access to piped water inside dwelling/institution, 21,4% access piped water in their yard and only 4,6% of households do not have access piped water. 87,1% of households have access to electricity for lighting.

Area Percentage
Urban 71,3%
Tribal/Traditional 0%
Farm 28,7%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 72,6% 27,4%
Computer 12,2% 87,8%
Television 68,1% 31,9%
Satellite Television 31,6% 68,4%
Radio 50,3% 49,7%
Landline / Telephone 11,2% 88,8%
Motor Car 22,4% 77,6%
Refrigerator 58,8% 41,2%
Electric / Gas-Stove 83% 17%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 83,1% 53,7% 87,1%
Gas 2,8% 0,8% 0,1%
Paraffin 5,5% 4% 3,5%
Solar 0,2% 0,2% 0,3%
Candles 0% 0% 8,6%
Wood 7,8% 23,3% 0%
Coal 0,1% 0,4% 0%
Animal Dung 0,1% 0,1% 0%
Other 0% 0% 0%
None 0,4% 17,5% 0,4%
Access Percentage
From Home 4,9%
From Cellphone 9,1%
From Work 3,2%
From Elsewhere 5,5%
No Access 77,3%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 18%
Owned and fully paid off 40,3%
Owned but not yet paid off 6,4%
Occupied rent free 29,6%
Other 5,7%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 64,7%
Borehole 14,6%
Spring 0,8%
Rain water tank 2,6%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 10,7%
River/Stream 3%
Water vendor 0,5%
Water tanker 1,8%
Other 1,3%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 5,8%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 68%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 7,4%
Chemical toilet 0,9%
Pit toilet with ventilation 3,8%
Pit toilet without ventilation 6,1%
Bucket toilet 3,1%
Other 5%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 64,2%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 6,5%
Communal refuse dump 4,3%
Own refuse dump 19,6%
No rubbish disposal 3,7%
Other 1,7%
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17,5% are unemployed

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14 931 people are economically active (employed or unemployed but looking for work), and of these, 15,0% are unemployed. The economically active youth (15–35 years) in the area total 7 519.

Employment Status Number
Employed 14931
Unemployed 2645
Discouraged Work Seeker 878
Not Economically Active 8277
Income Percentage
None income 8,1%
R1 - R4,800 2,4%
R4,801 - R9,600 5,1%
R9,601 - R19,600 23,9%
R19,601 - R38,200 28%
R38,201 - R76,4000 18,6%
R76,401 - R153,800 7,2%
R153,801 - R307,600 4,3%
R307,601 - R614,400 1,7%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,3%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,2%
R2,457,601+ 0,1%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 603
Poultry production 689
Vegetable production 907
Production of other crops 210
Other 331

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 737
Animals only 814
Mixed farming 280
Other 152

**An agricultural household may not fall under more than one agricultural activity

Income category of heads of agricultural households
Annual income category of agricultural household heads Number
No income 316
R1-R4 800 36
R4 801-R38 400 1,181
R38 401-R307 200 349
R307 201+ 45
Unspecified 56

Key Statistics 2011

Total population40,663
Young (0-14)29,7%
Working Age (15-64)65,7%
Elderly (65+)4,5%
Dependency ratio52,1%
Sex ratio100,7
Growth rate1,66% (2001-2011)
Population density11 persons/km2
Unemployment rate15%
Youth unemployment rate17,5%
No schooling aged 20+5,3%
Higher education aged 20+3,9%
Matric aged 20+17,6%
Number of households11,032
Number of Agricultural households1,983
Average household size3,6
Female headed households31,2%
Formal dwellings90,6%
Housing owned/paying off46,8%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage68%
Weekly refuse removal64,2%
Piped water inside dwelling68,2%
Electricity for lighting87,1%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population34,439
Young (0-14)30,2%
Working Age (15-64)65,7%
Elderly (65+)4,6%
Dependency ratio53,4%
Sex ratio98,2
Growth rate3,99% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate18,3%
Youth unemployment rate22,9%
No schooling aged 20+10,3%
Higher education aged 20+4,3%
Matric aged 20+12,3%
Number of households9,294
Average household size3,4
Female headed households25,4%
Formal dwellings91%
Housing owned/paying off31,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage51%
Weekly refuse removal51%
Piped water inside dwelling50,2%
Electricity for lighting76,4%