Ngwathe

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According to Census 2011,Ngwathe Local Municipality has a total population of 120520 people, of which 86,5% are black African, 10,3% are white people and with the other population groups making up the remaining 3,2%.

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Ngwathe Local Municipalityis situated in the northern part of the FezileDabi District Municipality, in the northern part of the Free State Province. It is composed of 5 towns, namely: Parys, Vredefort, Heilbron,Koppiesand Edenville townareas as well as the rural areas as demarcated by the Demarcation Board of South Africa and is further divided into 19 wards.

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6,4% of those 20+ have no schooling.

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According to Census 2011,Ngwathe Local Municipality has a total population of 120520 people, of which 86,5% are black African, 10,3% are white people and with the other population groups making up the remaining 3,2%.

Of those aged 20 years and older, 5,4% have completed primary school, 34,7% have some secondary education, 25,9% have completed matric and 6,4% have some form of higher education.

Group Percentage
Black African86,5%
Coloured2,6%
Indian/Asian0,3%
White10,3%
Other0,3%
Age Males Females
0-4 5,6% 5,6%
5-9 5% 5%
10-14 4,5% 4,5%
15-19 4,4% 4,5%
20-24 4,7% 4,6%
25-29 4,3% 4,2%
30-34 3,5% 3,6%
35-39 2,9% 3,3%
40-44 2,6% 3%
45-49 2,2% 2,2%
50-54 2% 2,4%
55-59 1,9% 2,4%
60-64 1,5% 1,9%
65-69 1,1% 1,6%
70-74 0,8% 1,2%
75-79 0,5% 0,9%
80-84 0,3% 0,5%
85+ 0,2% 0,5%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 13,2%
English 1,9%
IsiNdebele 0,3%
IsiXhosa 8,4%
IsiZulu 3,4%
Sepedi 0,2%
Sesotho 67,8%
Setswana 1%
Sign Language 1,5%
SiSwati 0,1%
Tshivenda 0,1%
Xitsonga 0,2%
Other 0.8%
Not Applicable 1,2%
Group Percentage
Married 22,2%
Living together like married partners 8,2%
Never married 61,4%
Widower/Widow 5,8%
Separated 1,2%
Divorced 1,2%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 3,3%
Some Primary 44,5%
Completed Primary 6,1%
Some Secondary 32,3%
Completed Secondary 11,5%
Higher Education 0,9%
Not Applicable 1,4%
Sex Percentage
Female 52,4%
Male 47,6%
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92% Use electricity for lighting.

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There are 37 102 households in the municipality, with an average household size of 3,2 persons per household.44,7% 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 91,5%
Tribal/Traditional 0%
Farm 8,5%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 87% 13%
Computer 14,8% 85,2%
Television 80,2% 19,8%
Satellite Television 20,6% 79,4%
Radio 76,6% 23,4%
Landline / Telephone 10,7% 89,3%
Motor Car 24,7% 75,3%
Refrigerator 75,7% 24,3%
Electric / Gas-Stove 87,5% 12,5%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 88,1% 69,3% 92%
Gas 2,4% 2,6% 0,1%
Paraffin 5,2% 2,7% 0,5%
Solar 0,2% 0,2% 0,4%
Candles 0% 0% 6,7%
Wood 2,5% 6,1% 0%
Coal 0,9% 8% 0%
Animal Dung 0,4% 0,6% 0%
Other 0,1% 0% 0%
None 0,3% 10,6% 0,2%
Access Percentage
From Home 5,1%
From Cellphone 15,1%
From Work 2,1%
From Elsewhere 5,1%
No Access 72,7%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 17,6%
Owned and fully paid off 60,1%
Owned but not yet paid off 6,2%
Occupied rent free 12,8%
Other 3,3%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 88,4%
Borehole 8,2%
Spring 0,1%
Rain water tank 0,6%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 0,1%
River/Stream 0,1%
Water vendor 0,4%
Water tanker 1,2%
Other 0,8%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 1,6%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 74,5%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 2,5%
Chemical toilet 0,1%
Pit toilet with ventilation 5,7%
Pit toilet without ventilation 4%
Bucket toilet 10,7%
Other 0,8%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 81,9%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 2,6%
Communal refuse dump 1,3%
Own refuse dump 10,6%
No rubbish disposal 3%
Other 0,6%
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45,1% Youth unemployment rate.

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There are 39 555 economically active (employed or unemployed but looking for work) people, and of these 35,2% are unemployed. Of the 20 204economically active youth (15–35 years) in the area, 45,1% are unemployed.

Employment Status Number
Employed 25635
Unemployed 13920
Discouraged Work Seeker 3865
Not Economically Active 31823
Income Percentage
None income 13%
R1 - R4,800 5,5%
R4,801 - R9,600 8,9%
R9,601 - R19,600 24,4%
R19,601 - R38,200 22,9%
R38,201 - R76,4000 11,5%
R76,401 - R153,800 6,7%
R153,801 - R307,600 4,2%
R307,601 - R614,400 2,1%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,5%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,2%
R2,457,601+ 0,1%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 2,272
Poultry production 2,784
Vegetable production 2,718
Production of other crops 3,556
Other 1,657

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 4,286
Animals only 2,893
Mixed farming 1,244
Other 484

**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 2,214
R1-R4 800 331
R4 801-R38 400 4,990
R38 401-R307 200 1,083
R307 201+ 156
Unspecified 134

Key Statistics 2011

Total population120,520
Young (0-14)30,1%
Working Age (15-64)62,4%
Elderly (65+)7,5%
Dependency ratio60,2
Sex ratio91
Growth rate0,14% (2001-2011)
Population density17 persons/km2
Unemployment rate35,2%
Youth unemployment rate45,1%
No schooling aged 20+8,5%
Higher education aged 20+6,4%
Matric aged 20+25,8%
Number of households37,102
Number of Agricultural households8,908
Average household size3,2
Female headed households41,8%
Formal dwellings81,3%
Housing owned/paying off66,3%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage74,5%
Weekly refuse removal81,9%
Piped water inside dwelling44,7%
Electricity for lighting92%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population118,810
Young (0-14)30,6%
Working Age (15-64)62,4%
Elderly (65+)7,1%
Dependency ratio60,5%
Sex ratio90,7
Growth rate-0,2% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate47,1%
Youth unemployment rate59,4%
No schooling aged 20+17,5%
Higher education aged 20+5,3%
Matric aged 20+16,3%
Number of households32,108
Average household size3,6
Female headed households42,3%
Formal dwellings70,1%
Housing owned/paying off68,2%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage51%
Weekly refuse removal58%
Piped water inside dwelling23,5%
Electricity for lighting83,9%