Mafikeng

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According to Census 2011 the total population is 291,527.

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Mafikeng Local Municipality is located in Mafikeng, the capital city of the North West province. The municipality is a considerably big local municipality compared to the other four local municipalities located within the area of jurisdiction of the NgakaModiri-Molema District Municipality.

(http://www.mafikeng.gov.za).

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Thembisile , Mpumalanga 310,458 21
Mogalakwena , Limpopo 307,682 22
Govan Mbeki , Mpumalanga 294,538 23
Mafikeng , North West 291,527 24
Nyandeni , Eastern Cape 290,390 25
Mbizana , Eastern Cape 281,905 26
Ingquza Hill , Eastern Cape 278,481 27
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26% of those aged 20 years and older have Matric.

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Census 2011 figures show that the Mafikeng Local Municipality has a total population of 291 527 people, of which black Africans make up 95,5%, while 2,3% are coloured, 1,3% are white and 0,8% are Indian/Asian.

Of those people aged 20 years and older, 26% have completed matric, 12,4% have some form of higher education, 30,6% have some form of secondary schooling while 4,6% have completed primary schooling and 10,3% have no schooling.

Group Percentage
Black African95,5%
Coloured2,3%
Indian/Asian0,8%
White1,3%
Other0,2%
Age Males Females
0-4 5,7% 5,7%
5-9 4,9% 4,8%
10-14 5% 4,8%
15-19 5,4% 5,4%
20-24 5,2% 5,1%
25-29 4,3% 4,3%
30-34 3,5% 3,6%
35-39 3% 3,5%
40-44 2,8% 3,2%
45-49 2,4% 2,4%
50-54 2% 2,3%
55-59 1,5% 1,8%
60-64 1,1% 1,3%
65-69 0,8% 1%
70-74 0,5% 0,8%
75-79 0,3% 0,5%
80-84 0,2% 0,3%
85+ 0,2% 0,3%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 3,1%
English 4,5%
IsiNdebele 1%
IsiXhosa 3,8%
IsiZulu 1,8%
Sepedi 0,5%
Sesotho 3,4%
Setswana 76,9%
Sign Language 0,4%
SiSwati 0,1%
Tshivenda 0,1%
Xitsonga 0,3%
Other 2.1%
Not Applicable 1,8%
Group Percentage
Married 17,1%
Living together like married partners 6,6%
Never married 71,1%
Widower/Widow 3,5%
Separated 0,5%
Divorced 1,2%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 3,8%
Some Primary 42,7%
Completed Primary 6,2%
Some Secondary 30,6%
Completed Secondary 12,5%
Higher Education 2,4%
Not Applicable 1,8%
Sex Percentage
Female 51,4%
Male 48,6%
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84,5% have access to electricity for lighting.

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There are 84 239 households in the municipality, with an average household size of 3,4 persons per household.

Census 2011 figures also show that 22% of the population have access to piped water inside the yard while 30,9%  have access to piped water in their dwellings.

It also reports that 84,5% of households have access to electricity for lighting.

Area Percentage
Urban 22,2%
Tribal/Traditional 74,9%
Farm 2,9%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 87,5% 12,5%
Computer 17,2% 82,8%
Television 73,1% 26,9%
Satellite Television 24% 76%
Radio 68,7% 31,3%
Landline / Telephone 6,1% 93,9%
Motor Car 24,1% 75,9%
Refrigerator 67,6% 32,4%
Electric / Gas-Stove 78,4% 21,6%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 77% 61,7% 84,5%
Gas 3,5% 2,6% 0,1%
Paraffin 8,9% 4,7% 1,4%
Solar 0,1% 0,2% 0,3%
Candles 0% 0% 13,4%
Wood 8,6% 14,9% 0%
Coal 0,2% 0,3% 0%
Animal Dung 1,5% 1,2% 0%
Other 0% 0% 0%
None 0,2% 14,4% 0,3%
Access Percentage
From Home 4,6%
From Cellphone 16,5%
From Work 6,5%
From Elsewhere 6,1%
No Access 66,3%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 19,1%
Owned and fully paid off 44%
Owned but not yet paid off 7,6%
Occupied rent free 24,9%
Other 4,4%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 57,9%
Borehole 31,2%
Spring 0,4%
Rain water tank 0,2%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 0,2%
River/Stream 0,1%
Water vendor 1,1%
Water tanker 5,5%
Other 3,5%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 4,7%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 29,2%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 3,1%
Chemical toilet 0,5%
Pit toilet with ventilation 15,5%
Pit toilet without ventilation 46,1%
Bucket toilet 0,1%
Other 0,7%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 59,8%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 2%
Communal refuse dump 1,1%
Own refuse dump 31,2%
No rubbish disposal 5%
Other 0,9%
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35,7% Unemployment rate.

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According to the Census 2011, 59 726 people are employed while 33 167 people are unemployed. There are 12 987 people classified as discouraged work-seekers. The unemployment rate is 35,7%.

The unemployment rate among the youth aged 15–34 in the Mafikeng Local Municipality area is 47,1%.

Employment Status Number
Employed 59726
Unemployed 33167
Discouraged Work Seeker 12987
Not Economically Active 81863
Income Percentage
None income 16,3%
R1 - R4,800 5%
R4,801 - R9,600 8,9%
R9,601 - R19,600 19,6%
R19,601 - R38,200 18,2%
R38,201 - R76,4000 11,1%
R76,401 - R153,800 8,7%
R153,801 - R307,600 6,9%
R307,601 - R614,400 3,5%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 1%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,3%
R2,457,601+ 0,3%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 10,191
Poultry production 13,248
Vegetable production 2,683
Production of other crops 2,766
Other 3,675

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 1,476
Animals only 15,034
Mixed farming 3,204
Other 768

**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 6,385
R1-R4 800 572
R4 801-R38 400 10,145
R38 401-R307 200 2,835
R307 201+ 343
Unspecified 204

Key Statistics 2011

Total population291,527
Young (0-14)30,8%
Working Age (15-64)64,4%
Elderly (65+)4,8%
Dependency ratio55,3
Sex ratio94,5
Growth rate1,16% (2001-2011)
Population density79 persons/km2
Unemployment rate35,7%
Youth unemployment rate47,1%
No schooling aged 20+10,3%
Higher education aged 20+12,4%
Matric aged 20+26%
Number of households84,239
Number of Agricultural households20,483
Average household size3,3
Female headed households44,4%
Formal dwellings87,3%
Housing owned/paying off51,6%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage29,2%
Weekly refuse removal59,8%
Piped water inside dwelling30,9%
Electricity for lighting84,5%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population259,478
Young (0-14)32,6%
Working Age (15-64)64,4%
Elderly (65+)4,2%
Dependency ratio58,1%
Sex ratio93,8
Growth rate1,38% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate49,3%
Youth unemployment rate60,3%
No schooling aged 20+17,5%
Higher education aged 20+8,6%
Matric aged 20+22,7%
Number of households64,673
Average household size3,8
Female headed households45%
Formal dwellings87,2%
Housing owned/paying off64,2%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage28,1%
Weekly refuse removal26,6%
Piped water inside dwelling24,2%
Electricity for lighting72,1%