Moqhaka

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According to Census 2011, Moqhaka Local Municipality has a total population of 160 532 people.

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Moqhaka Local Municipality is situated in the Fezile Dabi District in the Free State Province. The seat of local government is in Kroonstad.

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Tlokwe City Council , North West 162,762 64
Blouberg , Limpopo 162,629 65
Umzumbe , KwaZulu-Natal 160,975 66
Moqhaka , Free State 160,532 67
Umhlabuyalingana , KwaZulu-Natal 156,736 68
Port St Johns , Eastern Cape 156,136 69
Stellenbosch , Western Cape 155,733 70
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5,4% of those 20+ have no schooling.

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According to Census 2011, Moqhaka Local Municipality has a total population of 160 532 people, of which 87,2% are black African, 9,3% are white people and with the other population groups making up the remaining 3,5%.Of those aged 20 years and older, 5,5% have completed primary school, 36% have some secondary education, 27,8% have completed matric and 8,6% have some form of higher education. 5,4% of those aged 20 years and older have no form of schooling

Group Percentage
Black African87,2%
Coloured2,9%
Indian/Asian0,3%
White9,3%
Other0,3%
Age Males Females
0-4 5,1% 5,1%
5-9 4,4% 4,3%
10-14 4,1% 4%
15-19 4,6% 4,4%
20-24 5,1% 4,5%
25-29 4,5% 4,1%
30-34 3,9% 3,6%
35-39 3,4% 3,3%
40-44 3,2% 3%
45-49 3% 3%
50-54 2,5% 2,7%
55-59 1,9% 2,4%
60-64 1,5% 2%
65-69 1% 1,3%
70-74 0,6% 1,1%
75-79 0,4% 0,8%
80-84 0,2% 0,5%
85+ 0,2% 0,4%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 12,6%
English 2,3%
IsiNdebele 0,3%
IsiXhosa 3,7%
IsiZulu 1,1%
Sepedi 0,2%
Sesotho 69,4%
Setswana 1,1%
Sign Language 1,3%
SiSwati 0,1%
Tshivenda 0,1%
Xitsonga 0,2%
Other 0.6%
Not Applicable 7%
Group Percentage
Married 24,4%
Living together like married partners 7,7%
Never married 59,4%
Widower/Widow 5,9%
Separated 1,2%
Divorced 1,5%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 2,9%
Some Primary 40,7%
Completed Primary 5,9%
Some Secondary 31,1%
Completed Secondary 12,3%
Higher Education 1,3%
Not Applicable 5,8%
Sex Percentage
Female 50,5%
Male 49,5%
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93,3% Use electricity for lighting.

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There are 45 661 households in the municipality, with an average household size of 3,2 persons per household. 57,7% of households have access to piped water either in their dwelling or in the yard. Only 1% of households do not have access to piped water.

Area Percentage
Urban 86,7%
Tribal/Traditional 0%
Farm 13,3%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 88,3% 11,7%
Computer 17,1% 82,9%
Television 82% 18%
Satellite Television 24,6% 75,4%
Radio 78,7% 21,3%
Landline / Telephone 12,8% 87,2%
Motor Car 25,7% 74,3%
Refrigerator 78,9% 21,1%
Electric / Gas-Stove 88,6% 11,4%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 88,9% 64,8% 93,3%
Gas 2,4% 3,7% 0,1%
Paraffin 4,9% 9,8% 0,4%
Solar 0,2% 0,2% 0,3%
Candles 0% 0% 5,8%
Wood 3% 8,5% 0%
Coal 0,2% 3,3% 0%
Animal Dung 0,3% 0,5% 0%
Other 0% 0% 0%
None 0,1% 9,2% 0,1%
Access Percentage
From Home 5,8%
From Cellphone 15,6%
From Work 2,8%
From Elsewhere 4,5%
No Access 71,3%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 28%
Owned and fully paid off 48,7%
Owned but not yet paid off 7,4%
Occupied rent free 13,2%
Other 2,7%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 87,2%
Borehole 9,4%
Spring 0,1%
Rain water tank 0,2%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 0,2%
River/Stream 0,1%
Water vendor 0,3%
Water tanker 1,8%
Other 0,6%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 2%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 85,6%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 1,6%
Chemical toilet 0,2%
Pit toilet with ventilation 3,3%
Pit toilet without ventilation 4,5%
Bucket toilet 1,6%
Other 1,3%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 84,9%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 0,3%
Communal refuse dump 0,7%
Own refuse dump 11,2%
No rubbish disposal 2,5%
Other 0,4%
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47,2% Youth unemployment rate.

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There are 55 594 economically active (employed or unemployed but looking for work) people, and of these 35,2% are unemployed. Of the 27 349 economically active youth (15–34 years) in the area, 47,2% are unemployed.

Employment Status Number
Employed 36040
Unemployed 19554
Discouraged Work Seeker 3933
Not Economically Active 47141
Income Percentage
None income 8,4%
R1 - R4,800 5%
R4,801 - R9,600 7,4%
R9,601 - R19,600 22,7%
R19,601 - R38,200 23,9%
R38,201 - R76,4000 13,9%
R76,401 - R153,800 8,8%
R153,801 - R307,600 6%
R307,601 - R614,400 2,7%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,6%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,2%
R2,457,601+ 0,2%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 2,284
Poultry production 2,750
Vegetable production 2,422
Production of other crops 1,902
Other 1,454

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 2,819
Animals only 2,951
Mixed farming 1,076
Other 375

**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 1,197
R1-R4 800 232
R4 801-R38 400 4,340
R38 401-R307 200 1,142
R307 201+ 174
Unspecified 137

Key Statistics 2011

Total population160,532
Young (0-14)27%
Working Age (15-64)66,4%
Elderly (65+)6,5%
Dependency ratio50,5
Sex ratio98,1
Growth rate-0,45% (2001-2011)
Population density20 persons/km2
Unemployment rate35,2%
Youth unemployment rate47,2%
No schooling aged 20+5,4%
Higher education aged 20+8,6%
Matric aged 20+27,8%
Number of households45,661
Number of Agricultural households7,221
Average household size3,2
Female headed households40,9%
Formal dwellings88,7%
Housing owned/paying off56,1%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage85,6%
Weekly refuse removal84,9%
Piped water inside dwelling57,7%
Electricity for lighting93,3%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population167,892
Young (0-14)28,1%
Working Age (15-64)66,4%
Elderly (65+)5,7%
Dependency ratio51%
Sex ratio99,2
Growth rate-0,18% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate39,9%
Youth unemployment rate54,6%
No schooling aged 20+10,9%
Higher education aged 20+6,5%
Matric aged 20+20%
Number of households41,514
Average household size3,7
Female headed households36,5%
Formal dwellings82,5%
Housing owned/paying off61,4%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage65,6%
Weekly refuse removal67,4%
Piped water inside dwelling28,4%
Electricity for lighting83,8%