Msukaligwa

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1,8% population growth Rate

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Msukaligwa Local Municipality is located in the Gert Sibande District, Mpumalanga province. As one of the seven local municipalities in this district, it has five major towns, namely Breyten, Chrissiesmeer, Davel, Ermelo and Lothair.

(http://www.localgovernment.co.za/south-africa/local-municipality/152/msukaligwa-local-municipality).

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12,3% of those aged 20 years and older have no form of schooling.

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According to Census 2011, Msukaligwa Local Municipality has a total population of 149 377 people, of which 88,1% are black African, 9,8% are white, 1,1% are Indian/Asian,and 0,6% are coloured. The other population groups make up the remaining 0,3%.

Of those aged 20 years and older, 4,5% have completed primary school, 32,7% have some secondary education, 29,3% have completed matric, 9,6% have some form of higher education, and 12,3% have no form of schooling.

Group Percentage
Black African88,1%
Coloured0,6%
Indian/Asian1,1%
White9,8%
Other0,3%
Age Males Females
0-4 5,6% 5,5%
5-9 5,1% 4,9%
10-14 4,7% 4,6%
15-19 5% 5%
20-24 5,4% 5,3%
25-29 5,3% 5%
30-34 3,9% 3,6%
35-39 3,2% 3,2%
40-44 2,8% 2,8%
45-49 2,3% 2,3%
50-54 2% 2,2%
55-59 1,6% 1,8%
60-64 1,1% 1,3%
65-69 0,6% 0,8%
70-74 0,4% 0,7%
75-79 0,2% 0,4%
80-84 0,1% 0,3%
85+ 0,1% 0,2%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 9,7%
English 3,4%
IsiNdebele 1,4%
IsiXhosa 0,6%
IsiZulu 71,4%
Sepedi 0,5%
Sesotho 0,6%
Setswana 0,8%
Sign Language 0,3%
SiSwati 8,4%
Tshivenda 0,2%
Xitsonga 0,5%
Other 0.7%
Not Applicable 1,6%
Group Percentage
Married 19,3%
Living together like married partners 8,8%
Never married 68,7%
Widower/Widow 2,2%
Separated 0,4%
Divorced 0,5%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 3%
Some Primary 41,3%
Completed Primary 6,4%
Some Secondary 32,4%
Completed Secondary 14,4%
Higher Education 1,5%
Not Applicable 1%
Sex Percentage
Female 50,4%
Male 49,6%
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74,7% of households have access to electricity for lighting.

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There are 40 932 households in the municipality, with an average household size of 3,5 persons per household.

The figures indicate that 53% of households have access to piped water in their dwelling and 25% have access to piped water in the yard. Only 9,4% of households do not have access to piped water.

In Msukaligwa Local Municipality,74,7% of households have access to electricity for lighting.

Area Percentage
Urban 80,1%
Tribal/Traditional 0%
Farm 19,9%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 90,1% 9,9%
Computer 16,5% 83,5%
Television 73,7% 26,3%
Satellite Television 23,5% 76,5%
Radio 75,4% 24,6%
Landline / Telephone 6,6% 93,4%
Motor Car 28,2% 71,8%
Refrigerator 63% 37%
Electric / Gas-Stove 62,6% 37,4%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 49,1% 42,7% 74,7%
Gas 2,5% 2,6% 0,5%
Paraffin 3,5% 1,4% 0,8%
Solar 0,1% 0,1% 0,2%
Candles 0% 0% 23,5%
Wood 20,2% 21,8% 0%
Coal 24% 26,1% 0%
Animal Dung 0,3% 0,3% 0%
Other 0% 0% 0%
None 0,2% 5% 0,2%
Access Percentage
From Home 6,1%
From Cellphone 18,5%
From Work 3,6%
From Elsewhere 6,3%
No Access 65,4%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 32,8%
Owned and fully paid off 34,9%
Owned but not yet paid off 8,6%
Occupied rent free 19,6%
Other 4,2%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 83,1%
Borehole 6,3%
Spring 0,9%
Rain water tank 0,4%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 1,6%
River/Stream 2,3%
Water vendor 0,5%
Water tanker 3,3%
Other 1,5%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 4,9%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 70,6%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 2,2%
Chemical toilet 0,8%
Pit toilet with ventilation 3,4%
Pit toilet without ventilation 11,6%
Bucket toilet 1,1%
Other 5,4%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 65,5%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 1,4%
Communal refuse dump 3,1%
Own refuse dump 20,9%
No rubbish disposal 8,1%
Other 1%
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26,8% Unemployment Rate

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According to Census 2011, 41 698 are employed whereas 5 311 are discouraged work-seekers. The unemployment rate is 26,8%. There are 15 267 unemployed people.

Of the youth aged 15–34, 20 261 are employed while 10 679 are unemployed. The unemployment rate for the youth is 34,5%.

Employment Status Number
Employed 41698
Unemployed 15267
Discouraged Work Seeker 5311
Not Economically Active 35625
Income Percentage
None income 12,2%
R1 - R4,800 4,1%
R4,801 - R9,600 7,1%
R9,601 - R19,600 17,8%
R19,601 - R38,200 20,9%
R38,201 - R76,4000 15,4%
R76,401 - R153,800 10,5%
R153,801 - R307,600 7,1%
R307,601 - R614,400 3,5%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,8%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,3%
R2,457,601+ 0,2%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 2,853
Poultry production 3,423
Vegetable production 2,772
Production of other crops 827
Other 750

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 2,166
Animals only 4,016
Mixed farming 1,186
Other 310

**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 1,795
R1-R4 800 318
R4 801-R38 400 4,043
R38 401-R307 200 1,206
R307 201+ 150
Unspecified 165

Key Statistics 2011

Total population149,377
Young (0-14)30,4%
Working Age (15-64)65,5%
Elderly (65+)4,1%
Dependency ratio52,6
Sex ratio98,5
Growth rate1,8% (2001-2011)
Population density25 persons/km2
Unemployment rate26,8%
Youth unemployment rate34,5%
No schooling aged 20+12,3%
Higher education aged 20+9,6%
Matric aged 20+29,2%
Number of households40,932
Number of Agricultural households7,678
Average household size3,5
Female headed households37,8%
Formal dwellings75,3%
Housing owned/paying off43,4%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage70,6%
Weekly refuse removal65,5%
Piped water inside dwelling53%
Electricity for lighting74,7%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population124,812
Young (0-14)34,9%
Working Age (15-64)65,5%
Elderly (65+)4,1%
Dependency ratio63,9%
Sex ratio93
Growth rate3,39% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate38,2%
Youth unemployment rate48,2%
No schooling aged 20+26,9%
Higher education aged 20+5,7%
Matric aged 20+16,9%
Number of households29,689
Average household size4,1
Female headed households36,2%
Formal dwellings65,4%
Housing owned/paying off44,5%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage64,3%
Weekly refuse removal60,6%
Piped water inside dwelling34,7%
Electricity for lighting53%