Maphumulo

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Maphumulo municipality has 19 973 households.

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Maphumulo is situated on the R74 Road from Stanger to Kranskop.The Maphumulo Local Municipality is classified as a Category B Municipality according to the Municipal Structures, 1998 (Act No. 117 of 1998). It comprises of mostly rural areas governed by Traditional Authorities.

Maphumulo Municipality possesses a lot of untapped cultural/eco-tourism potential due its cultural background and natural heritage. It boasts tourist such natural attractions as Kwa-Shushu Hot Springs, ItshelikaNtunjambili and Sabuyaze Mountain amongst others. From both a historical and cultural perspective, IzibayazikaGcugcwa and the world famous battlefields of the Bambatha Rebellion serve as a good attraction for the area.

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31,3% had no form of schooling.

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Ninety-six percent of the population in Maphumulo municipality speaks Isizulu as their first language. The largest portion of the population are black Africans,coloured people, Indian or Asian and white people make up a  rerelatively small portion. The population declined by 20% between 2001 and 2011. In 2001, the population was 120653and in 2011 declined to 96724.

Group Percentage
Black African99,7%
Coloured0,1%
Indian/Asian0,1%
White0,1%
Other0,1%
Age Males Females
0-4 7,3% 7,1%
5-9 6,4% 6,3%
10-14 7% 6,5%
15-19 6,8% 7%
20-24 3,7% 4,8%
25-29 2,4% 3,6%
30-34 1,7% 2,6%
35-39 1,6% 2,2%
40-44 1,3% 2,1%
45-49 1,2% 1,2%
50-54 1,1% 2,1%
55-59 1,2% 1,9%
60-64 1,2% 2,1%
65-69 0,7% 1,3%
70-74 0,5% 1,2%
75-79 0,2% 0,9%
80-84 0,2% 0,8%
85+ 0,2% 0,6%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 0,3%
English 1,2%
IsiNdebele 1,4%
IsiXhosa 0,1%
IsiZulu 95,1%
Sepedi 0,2%
Sesotho 0,1%
Setswana 0,6%
Sign Language 0,6%
SiSwati 0%
Tshivenda 0%
Xitsonga 0%
Other 0.1%
Not Applicable 0,3%
Group Percentage
Married 14,2%
Living together like married partners 4,2%
Never married 78,7%
Widower/Widow 2,6%
Separated 0,3%
Divorced 0,1%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 3,8%
Some Primary 47,1%
Completed Primary 6,4%
Some Secondary 30,8%
Completed Secondary 11%
Higher Education 0,6%
Not Applicable 0,4%
Sex Percentage
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33,7% has household electricity lightning.

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The municipality experiences highlevels of HIV /AIDS prevalence. The most prevalence cases and HIV/AIDS-related deaths have been recorded amongst the youth, a considerable percentage of which also forms the economically active population in the area.The municipality continues to partner with the Department of Health in the implementation of health programmes towards improving access to primary health care services.

Area Percentage
Urban 0%
Tribal/Traditional 100%
Farm 0%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 76,8% 23,2%
Computer 3,1% 96,9%
Television 36,1% 63,9%
Satellite Television 5,4% 94,6%
Radio 61,6% 38,4%
Landline / Telephone 2,9% 97,1%
Motor Car 10,3% 89,7%
Refrigerator 33% 67%
Electric / Gas-Stove 30,5% 69,5%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 24,4% 19,5% 33,7%
Gas 4,6% 2,4% 0,9%
Paraffin 4,3% 2,1% 1%
Solar 0,1% 0,1% 3,4%
Candles 0% 0% 59,5%
Wood 65,3% 60,8% 0%
Coal 0,8% 5,3% 0%
Animal Dung 0,1% 0,2% 0%
Other 0,1% 0% 0%
None 0,2% 9,5% 1,5%
Access Percentage
From Home 1,3%
From Cellphone 12,5%
From Work 1,3%
From Elsewhere 3,7%
No Access 81,2%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 4,3%
Owned and fully paid off 67,7%
Owned but not yet paid off 13,2%
Occupied rent free 13,3%
Other 1,5%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 21,6%
Borehole 3,6%
Spring 2,3%
Rain water tank 2,1%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 1,7%
River/Stream 63,3%
Water vendor 1,3%
Water tanker 2,7%
Other 1,5%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 13,5%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 2,2%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 1,3%
Chemical toilet 17,6%
Pit toilet with ventilation 23,2%
Pit toilet without ventilation 36,2%
Bucket toilet 3,2%
Other 2,8%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 1,9%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 1%
Communal refuse dump 0,8%
Own refuse dump 83,6%
No rubbish disposal 11,8%
Other 1%
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Unemployment rate is at 49%.

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The unemployment according to census 2001 was 75,9% and decreased to 49% in 2011 though it is still high. The Youth unemployment rate (aged 15–34) was 83% in 2001, and decreased to 58% in 2011. In terms of income levels, the main sources of income in the municipality are from social services; work in the manufacturing sector, trade and farming.

Employment Status Number
Employed 5467
Unemployed 5255
Discouraged Work Seeker 5791
Not Economically Active 34616
Income Percentage
None income 13,2%
R1 - R4,800 7,2%
R4,801 - R9,600 12,5%
R9,601 - R19,600 26,8%
R19,601 - R38,200 24,3%
R38,201 - R76,4000 8,4%
R76,401 - R153,800 3,9%
R153,801 - R307,600 2,1%
R307,601 - R614,400 1,2%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,2%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,1%
R2,457,601+ 0,1%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 5,610
Poultry production 4,981
Vegetable production 3,361
Production of other crops 842
Other 375

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 1,754
Animals only 6,094
Mixed farming 2,113
Other 88

**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 3,138
R1-R4 800 645
R4 801-R38 400 5,524
R38 401-R307 200 396
R307 201+ 55
Unspecified 290

Key Statistics 2011

Total population96,724
Young (0-14)40,6%
Working Age (15-64)52,9%
Elderly (65+)6,5%
Dependency ratio89,2
Sex ratio80,8
Growth rate-2,21% (2001-2011)
Population density108 persons/km2
Unemployment rate49%
Youth unemployment rate58,4%
No schooling aged 20+31,3%
Higher education aged 20+3,9%
Matric aged 20+21,9%
Number of households19,973
Number of Agricultural households10,048
Average household size4,8
Female headed households62,1%
Formal dwellings40,8%
Housing owned/paying off80,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage2,2%
Weekly refuse removal1,9%
Piped water inside dwelling6,3%
Electricity for lighting33,7%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population120,643
Young (0-14)44,1%
Working Age (15-64)52,9%
Elderly (65+)6,3%
Dependency ratio101,4%
Sex ratio75,3
Growth rate-0,66% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate75,9%
Youth unemployment rate83,3%
No schooling aged 20+49,3%
Higher education aged 20+2,6%
Matric aged 20+8,2%
Number of households22,149
Average household size5,4
Female headed households65,4%
Formal dwellings22,9%
Housing owned/paying off53,2%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage2,2%
Weekly refuse removal1,2%
Piped water inside dwelling0,6%
Electricity for lighting17,5%