KwaDukuza

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KwaDukuza Local Municipality has a total population of 231 187.

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KwaDukuza Municipality forms part of the iLembe District Municipality area (DC29), and lies on the east coast of KwaZulu-Natal, between eThekwini Metro in the south and Tugela River mouth in the north.

The KwaDukuza municipal area stretches from the Zinkwazi River in the north to the UThongathi River in the South. The name KwaDukuza epitomizes the historical background of the area being the home to King Shaka’s Gravesite and Memorial.

The town KwaDukuza is built on the original site of King Shaka‘s Royal settlement called Dukuza. The KwaDukuza museum is situated opposite the site of the King Shaka Memorial and is dedicated to the sugar industry and colonialism, the cultural heritage of the early settlers of the town Stanger.

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Greater Giyani , Limpopo 244,217 36
Moses Kotane , North West 242,554 37
Emnambithi/Ladysmith , KwaZulu-Natal 237,437 38
KwaDukuza , KwaZulu-Natal 231,187 39
Lepele-Nkumpi , Limpopo 230,350 40
Steve Tshwete , Mpumalanga 229,831 41
uMlalazi , KwaZulu-Natal 213,601 42
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9,8% people aged 20+ had no schooling.

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The population dynamics of KwaDukuza Municipality is highly diverse due to its multi-racial composition and rich settlement history. KwaDukuza has a distinct eastern flavour and is linked to the earlier settlement of Indian families who were imported to work on the sugar cane farms of the big sugar barons such as Sir Liege Hullet.

Group Percentage
Black African78,8%
Coloured1%
Indian/Asian14,1%
White5,6%
Other0,6%
Age Males Females
0-4 5,8% 5,7%
5-9 4,6% 4,5%
10-14 4,3% 4,1%
15-19 4,4% 4,7%
20-24 5,7% 5,6%
25-29 6,1% 5,5%
30-34 4,5% 4,2%
35-39 3,8% 3,5%
40-44 2,7% 2,9%
45-49 2% 2%
50-54 1,6% 1,9%
55-59 1,2% 1,6%
60-64 1,1% 1,4%
65-69 0,7% 0,9%
70-74 0,5% 0,7%
75-79 0,3% 0,4%
80-84 0,1% 0,3%
85+ 0,1% 0,2%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 1,5%
English 20,7%
IsiNdebele 0,9%
IsiXhosa 6,9%
IsiZulu 65,8%
Sepedi 0,2%
Sesotho 0,3%
Setswana 0,3%
Sign Language 0,6%
SiSwati 0,2%
Tshivenda 0,1%
Xitsonga 0,7%
Other 1.5%
Not Applicable 0,4%
Group Percentage
Married 19,7%
Living together like married partners 10,9%
Never married 66,3%
Widower/Widow 2,1%
Separated 0,4%
Divorced 0,6%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 3,8%
Some Primary 40,5%
Completed Primary 6,2%
Some Secondary 32,6%
Completed Secondary 14,8%
Higher Education 1,6%
Not Applicable 0,5%
Sex Percentage
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90,2% have access to electricity.

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The primary components for KwaDukuza infrastructure development programme are electricity, roads and transportation services, water supply and distribution, and sanitation— waste water collection and removal, solid waste collection and removal and cemeteries.

Area Percentage
Urban 82,5%
Tribal/Traditional 9,6%
Farm 7,9%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 86,4% 13,6%
Computer 17,2% 82,8%
Television 71,6% 28,4%
Satellite Television 24,6% 75,4%
Radio 61,3% 38,7%
Landline / Telephone 16,3% 83,7%
Motor Car 23,2% 76,8%
Refrigerator 64,6% 35,4%
Electric / Gas-Stove 84,5% 15,5%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 85% 71,8% 90,2%
Gas 3,4% 0,9% 0,2%
Paraffin 5,9% 1,7% 0,5%
Solar 0,2% 0,4% 0,2%
Candles 0% 0% 8,6%
Wood 4,9% 5,4% 0%
Coal 0,1% 0,1% 0%
Animal Dung 0% 0,1% 0%
Other 0,2% 0% 0%
None 0,2% 19,6% 0,3%
Access Percentage
From Home 8,2%
From Cellphone 16,1%
From Work 3,2%
From Elsewhere 3,6%
No Access 68,9%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 32,3%
Owned and fully paid off 32,6%
Owned but not yet paid off 8,9%
Occupied rent free 22,6%
Other 3,6%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 83,4%
Borehole 7%
Spring 1%
Rain water tank 0,9%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 0,9%
River/Stream 3%
Water vendor 0,7%
Water tanker 1,6%
Other 1,5%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 4,4%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 33,7%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 5,2%
Chemical toilet 7,8%
Pit toilet with ventilation 21,5%
Pit toilet without ventilation 24,9%
Bucket toilet 1,1%
Other 1,5%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 60,7%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 2,7%
Communal refuse dump 4,1%
Own refuse dump 26,5%
No rubbish disposal 5,4%
Other 0,6%
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25% Unemployment rate.

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The economy of this region is dominated by agriculture (primarily sugarcane), light industry (engineering, wood products, paper and packaging) and tourism. The area of Ballito has a number of well-established and popular tourism and residential developments, catering largely for the higher-income earners and tourists. Holiday letting and exclusive high income residential and golf estate developments are some of the high prized unique selling propositions of this subtropical region.

Employment Status Number
Employed 68418
Unemployed 22760
Discouraged Work Seeker 8023
Not Economically Active 54956
Income Percentage
None income 12,8%
R1 - R4,800 3,9%
R4,801 - R9,600 7%
R9,601 - R19,600 21,3%
R19,601 - R38,200 23%
R38,201 - R76,4000 13,4%
R76,401 - R153,800 7,1%
R153,801 - R307,600 5,3%
R307,601 - R614,400 3,9%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 1,6%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,4%
R2,457,601+ 0,3%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 1,303
Poultry production 2,704
Vegetable production 8,827
Production of other crops 1,425
Other 1,680

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 8,132
Animals only 1,957
Mixed farming 1,372
Other 558

**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 3,219
R1-R4 800 413
R4 801-R38 400 6,416
R38 401-R307 200 1,483
R307 201+ 251
Unspecified 237

Key Statistics 2011

Total population231,187
Young (0-14)29%
Working Age (15-64)66,7%
Elderly (65+)4,3%
Dependency ratio50
Sex ratio97,5
Growth rate3,2% (2001-2011)
Population density315 persons/km2
Unemployment rate25%
Youth unemployment rate30,8%
No schooling aged 20+9,8%
Higher education aged 20+8,6%
Matric aged 20+28,4%
Number of households70,284
Number of Agricultural households12,018
Average household size3,2
Female headed households36,7%
Formal dwellings80,9%
Housing owned/paying off41,5%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage33,7%
Weekly refuse removal60,7%
Piped water inside dwelling33,6%
Electricity for lighting90,2%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population167,805
Young (0-14)29,9%
Working Age (15-64)66,7%
Elderly (65+)4,3%
Dependency ratio52,1%
Sex ratio97,5
Growth rate3,09% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate34,3%
Youth unemployment rate42,6%
No schooling aged 20+20,7%
Higher education aged 20+5,8%
Matric aged 20+19,5%
Number of households44,117
Average household size3,4
Female headed households34,6%
Formal dwellings64,1%
Housing owned/paying off43,8%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage34,2%
Weekly refuse removal40,8%
Piped water inside dwelling25,4%
Electricity for lighting73,9%