Ndlambe

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According to 2011 census Ndlambe Local Municipality has a total population of 61 176, of which 77,7% are black African, 14,2% are white people, 7,3% are coloured people, and 0,2% are Indian.

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The Ndlambe Local Municipality is a predominantly rural area with agriculture and tourism dominating the economy. It encompasses the towns of Kenton-on-sea, Boknes, Bathurst, Boesmansriviermond, Alexandra and Cannon Rocks. (http://www.cacadu.co.za/ndlambe)

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9,7% of those aged 20 years and older have no form of schooling.

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According to 2011 census Ndlambe Local Municipality has a total population of 61 176, of which 77,7% are black African, 14,2% are white people, 7,3% are coloured people, and 0,2% are Indian.

Of those 20 years and older 6,4% have completed primary school, 33,5% have some secondary education, 20,1% have completed matric, and 9,9% have some form of higher education.

Language spoken

isiXhosa is the dominant language in the area at 77,7%, followed by English at 12,2%. 11,7% of the population has Afrikaans as their first language.

Group Percentage
Black African77,7%
Coloured7,3%
Indian/Asian0,2%
White14,2%
Other0,5%
Age Males Females
0-4 4,9% 4,6%
5-9 4,2% 4,1%
10-14 3,7% 3,7%
15-19 4% 4%
20-24 4,2% 3,9%
25-29 4,1% 4,2%
30-34 3,3% 3,7%
35-39 3,3% 3,6%
40-44 2,9% 3,7%
45-49 2,6% 2,6%
50-54 2,4% 3,1%
55-59 2% 2,5%
60-64 1,7% 2,2%
65-69 1,3% 1,7%
70-74 1,2% 1,6%
75-79 0,7% 1%
80-84 0,5% 0,7%
85+ 0,4% 0,8%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 11,7%
English 12,2%
IsiNdebele 0,3%
IsiXhosa 71,5%
IsiZulu 0,3%
Sepedi 0,2%
Sesotho 0,3%
Setswana 0,2%
Sign Language 0,4%
SiSwati 0,1%
Tshivenda 0,1%
Xitsonga 0,1%
Other 0.9%
Not Applicable 2%
Group Percentage
Married 26,4%
Living together like married partners 5,6%
Never married 61,3%
Widower/Widow 4,6%
Separated 0,8%
Divorced 1,3%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 2,3%
Some Primary 47,4%
Completed Primary 7,1%
Some Secondary 32%
Completed Secondary 8,4%
Higher Education 1,2%
Not Applicable 1,7%
Sex Percentage
Female 52,5%
Male 47,5%
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86, 3% use electricity for lighting

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There are 19 331 households in the municipality with an average household size of 3,1 persons per household. 36,1% of households have access to piped water inside dwelling/institution, 49,9% have water in their yard only and only 4,3% of households do not have access piped water. 86,3% of households have access to electricity.

Area Percentage
Urban 89,1%
Tribal/Traditional 0%
Farm 10,9%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 80,2% 19,8%
Computer 18,1% 81,9%
Television 73,9% 26,1%
Satellite Television 20,4% 79,6%
Radio 65,5% 34,5%
Landline / Telephone 17,6% 82,4%
Motor Car 27,7% 72,3%
Refrigerator 64,8% 35,2%
Electric / Gas-Stove 81,3% 18,7%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 77,4% 43,4% 86,3%
Gas 8,2% 3,1% 0,1%
Paraffin 10,8% 11,7% 9,8%
Solar 0,2% 0,4% 0,3%
Candles 0% 0% 3,2%
Wood 3% 8,4% 0%
Coal 0,1% 0,5% 0%
Animal Dung 0% 0% 0%
Other 0,1% 0% 0%
None 0,2% 32,4% 0,3%
Access Percentage
From Home 10,9%
From Cellphone 12,5%
From Work 3,1%
From Elsewhere 3,6%
No Access 70%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 16,5%
Owned and fully paid off 34,9%
Owned but not yet paid off 7,5%
Occupied rent free 38,8%
Other 2,4%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 83,3%
Borehole 3,8%
Spring 0,2%
Rain water tank 8,2%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 1,2%
River/Stream 0,2%
Water vendor 0,3%
Water tanker 1,8%
Other 1,2%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 2,9%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 35,5%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 25%
Chemical toilet 1,7%
Pit toilet with ventilation 5,3%
Pit toilet without ventilation 20,6%
Bucket toilet 0,8%
Other 8%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 78,5%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 2,4%
Communal refuse dump 1,3%
Own refuse dump 12,8%
No rubbish disposal 3%
Other 2%
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Unemployment rate – 30,3%

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Of the 21 777 economically active (employed or unemployed but looking for work) people in the municipality, 30,3% are unemployed. Of the 6 004 economically active youth (15–34 years) in the municipality, 39,0% are unemployed.

Employment Status Number
Employed 15184
Unemployed 6593
Discouraged Work Seeker 2823
Not Economically Active 15050
Income Percentage
None income 15,3%
R1 - R4,800 5%
R4,801 - R9,600 6,7%
R9,601 - R19,600 21,3%
R19,601 - R38,200 21,5%
R38,201 - R76,4000 12,2%
R76,401 - R153,800 7,7%
R153,801 - R307,600 6%
R307,601 - R614,400 2,8%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,9%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,3%
R2,457,601+ 0,3%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 1,178
Poultry production 1,171
Vegetable production 1,565
Production of other crops 344
Other 605

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 1,205
Animals only 1,412
Mixed farming 523
Other 179

**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 689
R1-R4 800 116
R4 801-R38 400 1,823
R38 401-R307 200 529
R307 201+ 96
Unspecified 66

Key Statistics 2011

Total population61,176
Young (0-14)25,2%
Working Age (15-64)64,8%
Elderly (65+)9,9%
Dependency ratio54,3
Sex ratio90,3
Growth rate1,12% (2001-2011)
Population density33 persons/km2
Unemployment rate30,3%
Youth unemployment rate39%
No schooling aged 20+9,7%
Higher education aged 20+9,9%
Matric aged 20+20,1%
Number of households19,331
Number of Agricultural households3,320
Average household size3
Female headed households42,6%
Formal dwellings83,6%
Housing owned/paying off42,3%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage35,5%
Weekly refuse removal78,5%
Piped water inside dwelling36,1%
Electricity for lighting86,3%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population54,717
Young (0-14)26,8%
Working Age (15-64)64,8%
Elderly (65+)9%
Dependency ratio55,8%
Sex ratio87,5
Growth rate3,25% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate41%
Youth unemployment rate51,2%
No schooling aged 20+18,7%
Higher education aged 20+8%
Matric aged 20+15,3%
Number of households15,370
Average household size3,5
Female headed households41,4%
Formal dwellings64%
Housing owned/paying off41,4%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage24,5%
Weekly refuse removal73,8%
Piped water inside dwelling26,7%
Electricity for lighting66,9%