Nyandeni

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There are household population of 290 390 in the municipality.

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This municipality is one of the five that make up the O.R. Tambo District Municipality. It comprises two magisterial areas, viz. Libode and Ngqeleni. It has a largely rural/traditional character. It is bordered in the south-west by the King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality. In the north, it is bordered by the Mhlontlo Local Municipality and in the east by the Ntabankulu, Ingquza Hill and Port St John Local Municipalities. The population according to Census 2011 is 290 390 people, which is 21,3% of the population of O.R. Tambo District. In 2001, the population was 274 416 people, which constituted 21,2% of the district population.

The municipality covers an area of 4 231 square kilometers, which gives a population density of 68,6 persons per square kilometer. The municipality’s economy is largely dependent on agriculture.

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Mogalakwena , Limpopo 307,682 22
Govan Mbeki , Mpumalanga 294,538 23
Mafikeng , North West 291,527 24
Nyandeni , Eastern Cape 290,390 25
Mbizana , Eastern Cape 281,905 26
Ingquza Hill , Eastern Cape 278,481 27
Makhuduthamaga , Limpopo 274,358 28
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18,2% have no form of education

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There are 290 390 people in the municipality. 99,4% of the population is African black, with other population groups making up the remaining 0,6%.Of the population aged 20 years and older, 21,4% have some primary education, 6,0% have completed primary education, 35,0% have some secondary education and 15,2% have matric. Only 4,2% of the population have a higher qualification, and 18,2% have no form of education.

Group Percentage
Black African99,4%
Coloured0,3%
Indian/Asian0,1%
White0,1%
Other0,1%
Age Males Females
0-4 6,9% 6,8%
5-9 6,7% 6,7%
10-14 7% 6,6%
15-19 7,1% 7%
20-24 4,5% 4,7%
25-29 2,9% 3,6%
30-34 2% 2,9%
35-39 1,6% 2,6%
40-44 1,3% 2,3%
45-49 1,2% 1,2%
50-54 1,2% 2%
55-59 1% 1,6%
60-64 0,9% 1,3%
65-69 0,6% 0,9%
70-74 0,6% 1,1%
75-79 0,3% 0,8%
80-84 0,2% 0,5%
85+ 0,1% 0,3%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 0,5%
English 2%
IsiNdebele 0,2%
IsiXhosa 94,7%
IsiZulu 0,3%
Sepedi 0,3%
Sesotho 0,2%
Setswana 0,1%
Sign Language 0,8%
SiSwati 0%
Tshivenda 0,1%
Xitsonga 0%
Other 0.1%
Not Applicable 0,6%
Group Percentage
Married 18,2%
Living together like married partners 1,5%
Never married 74,4%
Widower/Widow 5%
Separated 0,6%
Divorced 0,3%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 2,9%
Some Primary 53,2%
Completed Primary 7,2%
Some Secondary 30%
Completed Secondary 5,7%
Higher Education 0,4%
Not Applicable 0,6%
Sex Percentage
Female 53,8%
Male 46,2%
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In 2001, only 33,5% of the population used electricity for lighting. This figure has increased to 71% in 2011.

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Access to piped water

According to Census 2001, 77,5% of the population had no access to piped water. This figure was reduced to 55,3% in 2011. This poses a serious challenge to the municipality as it has health implications.

Sanitation

The percentage of the population that has no toilet facilities stands at 33,4%. Only 2,2% has access to flush toilets that are connected to a sewerage system.

Area Percentage
Urban 2,8%
Tribal/Traditional 97,2%
Farm 0%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 80,1% 19,9%
Computer 2,9% 97,1%
Television 49,8% 50,2%
Satellite Television 6,8% 93,2%
Radio 48,8% 51,2%
Landline / Telephone 1,7% 98,3%
Motor Car 8,7% 91,3%
Refrigerator 37% 63%
Electric / Gas-Stove 54,2% 45,8%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 40% 15,5% 71%
Gas 3,1% 1,4% 0,2%
Paraffin 9,5% 22,5% 5,1%
Solar 0,1% 0,1% 0,2%
Candles 0% 0% 23%
Wood 45,4% 52,9% 0%
Coal 0,1% 0,7% 0%
Animal Dung 1,3% 0,5% 0%
Other 0,2% 0% 0%
None 0,2% 6,3% 0,4%
Access Percentage
From Home 1,3%
From Cellphone 12,3%
From Work 1,2%
From Elsewhere 2,2%
No Access 83,1%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 8,5%
Owned and fully paid off 62,1%
Owned but not yet paid off 7,8%
Occupied rent free 14,4%
Other 7,2%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 24,6%
Borehole 3,2%
Spring 4,1%
Rain water tank 10,3%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 2,1%
River/Stream 48,6%
Water vendor 1,3%
Water tanker 3,6%
Other 2,2%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 27,1%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 1,7%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 0,5%
Chemical toilet 4,1%
Pit toilet with ventilation 35,6%
Pit toilet without ventilation 23,9%
Bucket toilet 0,8%
Other 6,3%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 1,8%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 0,4%
Communal refuse dump 0,7%
Own refuse dump 68,3%
No rubbish disposal 25,5%
Other 3,3%
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Unemployment rate  44,8%

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Unemployment rate

In 2001, the rate of unemployment in the municipality stood at 71,9%. This was reduced to 44,8% in 2011. This is significantly higher than the national figure.

Housing dynamics

In 2001, 1,6% of the population was living in informal dwellings and this number was reduced to 0,6% in 2011. Because of the traditional nature of the municipality, 78,3% of the population lived in traditional dwellings in 2001. The figure was reduced to 64,6% in 2011.

Employment Status Number
Employed 20672
Unemployed 16761
Discouraged Work Seeker 12526
Not Economically Active 106825
Income Percentage
None income 17,2%
R1 - R4,800 7,2%
R4,801 - R9,600 15,4%
R9,601 - R19,600 25,6%
R19,601 - R38,200 20,6%
R38,201 - R76,4000 7%
R76,401 - R153,800 3,8%
R153,801 - R307,600 2,1%
R307,601 - R614,400 0,8%
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 20,074
Poultry production 24,207
Vegetable production 16,404
Production of other crops 6,137
Other 2,159

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 4,896
Animals only 17,361
Mixed farming 14,028
Other 218

**An agricultural household may not fall under more than one agricultural activity

Income category of heads of agricultural households
Annual income category of agricultural household heads Number
No income 14,782
R1-R4 800 1,830
R4 801-R38 400 17,169
R38 401-R307 200 1,946
R307 201+ 141
Unspecified 634

Key Statistics 2011

Total population290,390
Young (0-14)40,6%
Working Age (15-64)54%
Elderly (65+)5,4%
Dependency ratio85,2%
Sex ratio86
Growth rate0,57% (2001-2011)
Population density117 persons/km2
Unemployment rate44,8%
Youth unemployment rate55%
No schooling aged 20+18,2%
Higher education aged 20+4,2%
Matric aged 20+15,2%
Number of households61,647
Number of Agricultural households36,502
Average household size4,6
Female headed households57,6%
Formal dwellings33,8%
Housing owned/paying off69,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage1,7%
Weekly refuse removal1,8%
Piped water inside dwelling2,8%
Electricity for lighting71%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population274,416
Young (0-14)45,6%
Working Age (15-64)54%
Elderly (65+)5,4%
Dependency ratio104,3%
Sex ratio84,4
Growth rate1,02% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate71,9%
Youth unemployment rate80,8%
No schooling aged 20+39%
Higher education aged 20+2,8%
Matric aged 20+8,4%
Number of households54,365
Average household size5
Female headed households60,4%
Formal dwellings19,9%
Housing owned/paying off79,2%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage1,9%
Weekly refuse removal1,1%
Piped water inside dwelling0,5%
Electricity for lighting33,2%