Ntambanana

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The total population of  Ntambanana Municipality is 74 336.

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The Ntambanana Municipality is located in Bhuchanana North, in the eastern part of the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast; it is set amongst rising and falling green hills that rise from coastal plains in the east to the end of the plateau in the west.

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Maquassi Hills , North West 77,794 137
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Ntambanana , KwaZulu-Natal 74,336 140
Ngqushwa , Eastern Cape 72,190 141
Hlabisa , KwaZulu-Natal 71,925 142
Knysna , Western Cape 68,659 143
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95,4% of the total population are Zulu speaking.

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Black Africans are the dominant race group with 73 904, followed by coloureds who total 127; whites who constitute 116, and Indians/Asians that make up 114 of the total population.

Group Percentage
Black African99,4%
Coloured0,2%
Indian/Asian0,2%
White0,2%
Other0,1%
Age Males Females
0-4 7% 7%
5-9 6,3% 6,2%
10-14 6,5% 6,3%
15-19 6,8% 6,5%
20-24 4,7% 5,4%
25-29 3,3% 4,3%
30-34 2,2% 3%
35-39 1,8% 2,4%
40-44 1,4% 2%
45-49 1,4% 1,4%
50-54 1,2% 2,3%
55-59 1,1% 1,5%
60-64 0,9% 1,4%
65-69 0,5% 0,9%
70-74 0,4% 0,9%
75-79 0,2% 0,7%
80-84 0,2% 0,5%
85+ 0,1% 0,4%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 0,3%
English 1,3%
IsiNdebele 1,4%
IsiXhosa 0,1%
IsiZulu 95,4%
Sepedi 0,2%
Sesotho 0,1%
Setswana 0,6%
Sign Language 0,2%
SiSwati 0%
Tshivenda 0%
Xitsonga 0%
Other 0.1%
Not Applicable 0,3%
Group Percentage
Married 14%
Living together like married partners 3,2%
Never married 78,4%
Widower/Widow 3,6%
Separated 0,8%
Divorced 0,1%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 2,7%
Some Primary 47,4%
Completed Primary 6,8%
Some Secondary 31,4%
Completed Secondary 10,8%
Higher Education 0,6%
Not Applicable 0,3%
Sex Percentage
Female 53,9%
Male 46,1%
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62% of the households use electricity for lighting

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The average household size in the municipality is 5,6. A total of 44,8% of the households own their houses, and 53,1% of the population stay in formal dwellings.

Area Percentage
Urban 0%
Tribal/Traditional 98,4%
Farm 1,6%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 86,3% 13,7%
Computer 2,8% 97,2%
Television 49,2% 50,8%
Satellite Television 6,4% 93,6%
Radio 61,3% 38,7%
Landline / Telephone 2,2% 97,8%
Motor Car 10,3% 89,7%
Refrigerator 52,5% 47,5%
Electric / Gas-Stove 48,9% 51,1%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 41,1% 28,4% 62%
Gas 4,7% 1,8% 0,6%
Paraffin 4,6% 2,6% 0,5%
Solar 0,1% 0,1% 0,3%
Candles 0% 0% 35,8%
Wood 48,3% 49,7% 0%
Coal 0,3% 1% 0%
Animal Dung 0,1% 0,1% 0%
Other 0,4% 0% 0%
None 0,4% 16,4% 0,8%
Access Percentage
From Home 1%
From Cellphone 11,3%
From Work 1%
From Elsewhere 2,3%
No Access 84,4%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 3,8%
Owned and fully paid off 35,8%
Owned but not yet paid off 9%
Occupied rent free 42,8%
Other 8,6%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 37,2%
Borehole 12%
Spring 3,7%
Rain water tank 1,6%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 2,2%
River/Stream 10,2%
Water vendor 4,3%
Water tanker 26,3%
Other 2,6%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 24,3%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 1,8%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 1,7%
Chemical toilet 2,7%
Pit toilet with ventilation 39,4%
Pit toilet without ventilation 23,5%
Bucket toilet 2,1%
Other 4,5%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 2,2%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 1%
Communal refuse dump 1,1%
Own refuse dump 84,5%
No rubbish disposal 9,7%
Other 1,4%
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59,5% Youth unemployment.

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A total of 41 466 Ntambanana residents are of working age (15–65).

Employment Status Number
Employed 6646
Unemployed 6428
Discouraged Work Seeker 5218
Not Economically Active 23174
Income Percentage
None income 11,7%
R1 - R4,800 6%
R4,801 - R9,600 11,8%
R9,601 - R19,600 24,3%
R19,601 - R38,200 27,4%
R38,201 - R76,4000 11,6%
R76,401 - R153,800 4%
R153,801 - R307,600 1,8%
R307,601 - R614,400 1,1%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,1%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,1%
R2,457,601+ 0,1%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 4,744
Poultry production 4,894
Vegetable production 2,491
Production of other crops 595
Other 460

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 655
Animals only 4,614
Mixed farming 2,159
Other 53

**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 2,408
R1-R4 800 302
R4 801-R38 400 4,187
R38 401-R307 200 360
R307 201+ 46
Unspecified 176

Key Statistics 2011

Total population74,336
Young (0-14)39,2%
Working Age (15-64)55,8%
Elderly (65+)5%
Dependency ratio79,3
Sex ratio85,6
Growth rate-1,31% (2001-2011)
Population density69 persons/km2
Unemployment rate49,2%
Youth unemployment rate59,5%
No schooling aged 20+21,3%
Higher education aged 20+2,6%
Matric aged 20+23,2%
Number of households12,826
Number of Agricultural households7,480
Average household size5,6
Female headed households57,5%
Formal dwellings53,1%
Housing owned/paying off44,8%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage1,8%
Weekly refuse removal2,2%
Piped water inside dwelling4,7%
Electricity for lighting62%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population84,771
Young (0-14)41,5%
Working Age (15-64)55,8%
Elderly (65+)4,7%
Dependency ratio85,7%
Sex ratio86,5
Growth rate3,07% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate58,5%
Youth unemployment rate68,2%
No schooling aged 20+38%
Higher education aged 20+1,5%
Matric aged 20+9,7%
Number of households12,441
Average household size6,1
Female headed households46,5%
Formal dwellings31,6%
Housing owned/paying off68,6%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage9,5%
Weekly refuse removal3,7%
Piped water inside dwelling3%
Electricity for lighting31,5%