Matatiele

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According to Census 2011, Matatiele Local Municipality has a total population of 203 843.

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Matatiele Local Municipality (EC144) was established on the 1st of March 2006. The Municipality went through major changes in terms of its demarcation and governance. Prior to 1 March 2006, Matatiele Local Municipality (KZ5a3) comprised the towns of Matatiele and Cedarville and fell within the Sisonke District of Kwazulu Natal.

From 1 March 2006, the Municipality was incorporated into the Alfred Nzo District of the Eastern Cape. The newly established Matatiele Local Municipality includes the towns of  Matatiele, Cedarville and the magisterial district of Maluti which formerly fell under the Umzimvubu Municipality and a rural district management area which formerly fell under the jurisdiction of the Alfred Nzo District Municipality.

(Source: matatiele.gov.za)

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9,4% of those aged 20 years and older have no form of schooling.

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According to Census 2011, Matatiele Local Municipality has a total population of 203 843, of whom 98,1% are black African, with the other population groups making up the remaining 1,9%.Of those aged 20 years and older, 8,2% have completed primary school, 38,4% have some secondary education, 12,8% have completed matric and 5,8% have some form of higher education.

Group Percentage
Black African98,1%
Coloured0,9%
Indian/Asian0,3%
White0,7%
Other0,1%
Age Males Females
0-4 6,4% 6,3%
5-9 6,4% 6,2%
10-14 6,7% 6,4%
15-19 6,5% 6,3%
20-24 4,2% 4,4%
25-29 2,8% 3,4%
30-34 2,2% 2,8%
35-39 1,8% 2,6%
40-44 1,4% 2,3%
45-49 1,5% 1,5%
50-54 1,4% 2,2%
55-59 1,3% 2,1%
60-64 1,2% 1,8%
65-69 0,8% 1,4%
70-74 0,6% 1,1%
75-79 0,4% 1%
80-84 0,2% 0,7%
85+ 0,2% 0,5%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 1,7%
English 2,9%
IsiNdebele 0,4%
IsiXhosa 56,9%
IsiZulu 1,9%
Sepedi 0,3%
Sesotho 33,1%
Setswana 0,2%
Sign Language 1,1%
SiSwati 0%
Tshivenda 0,1%
Xitsonga 0%
Other 0.7%
Not Applicable 0,8%
Group Percentage
Married 17,1%
Living together like married partners 6,2%
Never married 70%
Widower/Widow 5,6%
Separated 0,9%
Divorced 0,3%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 2,4%
Some Primary 52,9%
Completed Primary 7,6%
Some Secondary 30,4%
Completed Secondary 4,9%
Higher Education 0,4%
Not Applicable 1,4%
Sex Percentage
Female 54%
Male 46%
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44,9% of households have access to electricity for lighting.

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There are 49 527 households in the municipality, with an average household size of 3,7 persons per household.27,6% of households have access to piped water either in their dwelling or in the yard. 26% of households do not have access to piped water.

 

Area Percentage
Urban 11,8%
Tribal/Traditional 85,8%
Farm 2,4%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 80% 20%
Computer 4% 96%
Television 43,4% 56,6%
Satellite Television 7,8% 92,2%
Radio 61,5% 38,5%
Landline / Telephone 2,8% 97,2%
Motor Car 9,4% 90,6%
Refrigerator 32,9% 67,1%
Electric / Gas-Stove 44,9% 55,1%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 31,9% 12,5% 44,9%
Gas 7,6% 2,3% 0,5%
Paraffin 20,1% 27,1% 12,7%
Solar 0,2% 0,1% 0,5%
Candles 0% 0% 40,7%
Wood 37,3% 49,9% 0%
Coal 0,2% 0,4% 0%
Animal Dung 2,2% 2,5% 0%
Other 0,2% 0,2% 0%
None 0,2% 5,1% 0,7%
Access Percentage
From Home 1,5%
From Cellphone 11,3%
From Work 1,4%
From Elsewhere 2,5%
No Access 83,3%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 7,7%
Owned and fully paid off 47,9%
Owned but not yet paid off 7,3%
Occupied rent free 21,4%
Other 15,6%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 48,7%
Borehole 7,7%
Spring 11%
Rain water tank 2,6%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 8,4%
River/Stream 12,9%
Water vendor 0,7%
Water tanker 4%
Other 4%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 12,5%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 10,4%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 1,5%
Chemical toilet 4,7%
Pit toilet with ventilation 23,9%
Pit toilet without ventilation 40,5%
Bucket toilet 0,3%
Other 6,2%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 10,9%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 1,9%
Communal refuse dump 1,1%
Own refuse dump 70,7%
No rubbish disposal 12,1%
Other 3,3%
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38,7% Unemployment rate.

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39 406 people are economically active (employed or unemployed but looking for work), and of these 38,7% are unemployed. Of the 20 932 economically active youth (15 – 34 years) in the area, 47,2% are unemployed.

Employment Status Number
Employed 24163
Unemployed 15243
Discouraged Work Seeker 8042
Not Economically Active 63927
Income Percentage
None income 16,8%
R1 - R4,800 7,3%
R4,801 - R9,600 13,5%
R9,601 - R19,600 27,5%
R19,601 - R38,200 19,8%
R38,201 - R76,4000 6,6%
R76,401 - R153,800 4,1%
R153,801 - R307,600 2,8%
R307,601 - R614,400 1,3%
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 14,171
Poultry production 14,337
Vegetable production 10,614
Production of other crops 6,937
Other 2,558

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 5,046
Animals only 12,229
Mixed farming 8,815
Other 550

**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 7,853
R1-R4 800 1,578
R4 801-R38 400 14,751
R38 401-R307 200 1,757
R307 201+ 169
Unspecified 533

Key Statistics 2011

Total population203,843
Young (0-14)38,4%
Working Age (15-64)54,6%
Elderly (65+)6,9%
Dependency ratio83
Sex ratio85
Growth rate0,46% (2001-2011)
Population density47 persons/km2
Unemployment rate38,7%
Youth unemployment rate47,2%
No schooling aged 20+9,4%
Higher education aged 20+5,8%
Matric aged 20+12,7%
Number of households49,527
Number of Agricultural households26,641
Average household size3,7
Female headed households55,3%
Formal dwellings49,7%
Housing owned/paying off55,3%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage10,4%
Weekly refuse removal10,9%
Piped water inside dwelling12,2%
Electricity for lighting44,9%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population194,630
Young (0-14)42,3%
Working Age (15-64)54,6%
Elderly (65+)6,8%
Dependency ratio96,2%
Sex ratio84,3
Growth rate-0,63% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate62,7%
Youth unemployment rate71,4%
No schooling aged 20+23,3%
Higher education aged 20+4%
Matric aged 20+7,6%
Number of households46,610
Average household size4,1
Female headed households56,8%
Formal dwellings37,6%
Housing owned/paying off51,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage8,5%
Weekly refuse removal8,2%
Piped water inside dwelling6,7%
Electricity for lighting18,9%