Maletswai

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According to Census 2011, Maletswai Local Municipality has a total population of 43 800 people.

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Maletswai Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Joe Gqabi District Municipality of the Eastern Cape in South Africa. Maletswai is a Sesotho name that means “a place of salt”.

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Emakhazeni , Mpumalanga 47,216 179
Nama Khoi , Northern Cape 47,041 180
Dikgatlong , Northern Cape 46,841 181
Maletswai , Eastern Cape 43,800 182
Dipaleseng , Mpumalanga 42,390 183
Emthanjeni , Northern Cape 42,356 184
Gamagara , Northern Cape 41,617 185
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11% aged 20+ had no formal schooling.

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According to Census 2011, Maletswai Local Municipality has a total population of 41 272 people, of whom 85,3% are black African, and 7,4% are coloured. The other population groups make up the remaining 7,3%.

Of those aged 20 years and older, 6,4% have completed primary school, 32,5% have some secondary education, 21,8% have completed matric, and 10,1% have some form of higher education, while 11% of those aged 20 years and older have no form of schooling.

Group Percentage
Black African85,3%
Coloured7,4%
Indian/Asian0,2%
White6,7%
Other0,4%
Age Males Females
0-4 5,8% 6%
5-9 5,5% 5,5%
10-14 4,9% 4,7%
15-19 4,7% 4,8%
20-24 4,5% 5%
25-29 4,2% 4,9%
30-34 3,6% 3,7%
35-39 3,1% 3,5%
40-44 2,6% 2,8%
45-49 2% 2%
50-54 1,8% 2,4%
55-59 1,5% 1,8%
60-64 1,2% 1,5%
65-69 0,8% 1%
70-74 0,6% 0,9%
75-79 0,3% 0,6%
80-84 0,2% 0,4%
85+ 0,2% 0,5%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 14%
English 2,5%
IsiNdebele 0,1%
IsiXhosa 61,3%
IsiZulu 0,2%
Sepedi 0,2%
Sesotho 18,9%
Setswana 0,2%
Sign Language 0,4%
SiSwati 0%
Tshivenda 0%
Xitsonga 0%
Other 0.5%
Not Applicable 1,5%
Group Percentage
Married 19,9%
Living together like married partners 7,5%
Never married 67,6%
Widower/Widow 3,8%
Separated 0,5%
Divorced 0,8%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 3,6%
Some Primary 49,3%
Completed Primary 7,1%
Some Secondary 29,5%
Completed Secondary 8,6%
Higher Education 1%
Not Applicable 0,9%
Sex Percentage
Female 52,7%
Male 47,3%
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84,2% households has access to lighting electricity.

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There are 12 105 households in the municipality, with an average household size of 3,4 persons per household. 44% of households are headed by females.84,2% of households have access to electricity. Only 49,1% of households have access to piped water inside the dwelling.

Area Percentage
Urban 90,9%
Tribal/Traditional 0%
Farm 9,1%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 81% 19%
Computer 15,1% 84,9%
Television 74,9% 25,1%
Satellite Television 26,7% 73,3%
Radio 67,1% 32,9%
Landline / Telephone 9,8% 90,2%
Motor Car 23,5% 76,5%
Refrigerator 67,2% 32,8%
Electric / Gas-Stove 78,8% 21,2%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 78,5% 38,1% 84,2%
Gas 2,6% 2,8% 0,3%
Paraffin 14,2% 45,2% 8,2%
Solar 0,1% 0,2% 0,3%
Candles 0% 0% 6,9%
Wood 3,9% 7,6% 0%
Coal 0,1% 0,7% 0%
Animal Dung 0,3% 0,3% 0%
Other 0% 0% 0%
None 0,2% 5,1% 0,1%
Access Percentage
From Home 6,1%
From Cellphone 15,5%
From Work 4,1%
From Elsewhere 3,1%
No Access 71,2%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 23%
Owned and fully paid off 38,8%
Owned but not yet paid off 5,7%
Occupied rent free 24,4%
Other 8,2%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 87,8%
Borehole 6,4%
Spring 0,6%
Rain water tank 0,2%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 2,4%
River/Stream 0,2%
Water vendor 0,4%
Water tanker 1,2%
Other 0,8%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 11%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 70,1%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 6,1%
Chemical toilet 2,2%
Pit toilet with ventilation 3,7%
Pit toilet without ventilation 2,5%
Bucket toilet 0,6%
Other 3,8%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 83,5%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 0,7%
Communal refuse dump 0,7%
Own refuse dump 10,5%
No rubbish disposal 3,8%
Other 0,8%
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26,7% unemployment rate.

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14 524 people are economically active (employed or unemployed but looking for work), and of these, 26,7% are unemployed.Of the 7 504 economically active youth (15 – 34 years) in the area, 35% are unemployed.

Employment Status Number
Employed 10647
Unemployed 3877
Discouraged Work Seeker 1583
Not Economically Active 11080
Income Percentage
None income 10,9%
R1 - R4,800 4,3%
R4,801 - R9,600 7,7%
R9,601 - R19,600 21,8%
R19,601 - R38,200 21,3%
R38,201 - R76,4000 12,9%
R76,401 - R153,800 9,8%
R153,801 - R307,600 6,5%
R307,601 - R614,400 3,4%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,8%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,3%
R2,457,601+ 0,3%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 704
Poultry production 496
Vegetable production 1,126
Production of other crops 687
Other 290

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 1,349
Animals only 851
Mixed farming 226
Other 107

**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 525
R1-R4 800 98
R4 801-R38 400 1,425
R38 401-R307 200 376
R307 201+ 80
Unspecified 29

Key Statistics 2011

Total population43,800
Young (0-14)32,4%
Working Age (15-64)62,1%
Elderly (65+)5,5%
Dependency ratio61,1
Sex ratio89,9
Growth rate1,6% (2001-2011)
Population density10 persons/km2
Unemployment rate26,7%
Youth unemployment rate35%
No schooling aged 20+11%
Higher education aged 20+10,1%
Matric aged 20+21,8%
Number of households12,105
Number of Agricultural households2,533
Average household size3,4
Female headed households44%
Formal dwellings85,6%
Housing owned/paying off44,5%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage70,1%
Weekly refuse removal83,5%
Piped water inside dwelling49,1%
Electricity for lighting84,2%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population37,307
Young (0-14)33%
Working Age (15-64)62,1%
Elderly (65+)6%
Dependency ratio64,2%
Sex ratio88,4
Growth rate2,92% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate37,4%
Youth unemployment rate46,8%
No schooling aged 20+23,9%
Higher education aged 20+6,5%
Matric aged 20+15,5%
Number of households9,488
Average household size3,7
Female headed households44,2%
Formal dwellings66,2%
Housing owned/paying off37,4%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage50,4%
Weekly refuse removal67,8%
Piped water inside dwelling24%
Electricity for lighting57,2%