Overstrand

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According to Census 2011, Overstrand Local Municipality has a total population of 80 432

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Overstrand Municipality is a local municipality located within the Overberg District Municipality, in the Western Cape province of South Africa. Its unique offerings of the ultimate experience in land-based whale watching and shark cage diving, pristine Blue Flag beaches, excellent wine industry and top-class restaurants and accommodation make it an attractive tourist destination with a variety of activities. (http://www.localgovernment.co.za).

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2,5% aged 20+ had no formal schooling.

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According to Census 2011, Overstrand Local Municipality has a total population of 80 432, of which 36,2% are black African, 31,2% are white people, with the other population groups making up the rest.

Of those aged 20 years and older, 5% have completed primary school, 37,7% have some secondary education, 27,7% have completed matric and 16,8% have some form of higher education. 2,5% of those aged 20 years and older have no form of schooling.

Group Percentage
Black African36,2%
Coloured31%
Indian/Asian0,3%
White31,2%
Other1,2%
Age Males Females
0-4 4,2% 4,2%
5-9 3,4% 3,3%
10-14 3,2% 3,2%
15-19 3,1% 3,3%
20-24 4,1% 4%
25-29 5,2% 5%
30-34 4,6% 4,1%
35-39 3,8% 3,4%
40-44 3,3% 3,2%
45-49 2,5% 2,5%
50-54 2,1% 2,4%
55-59 1,9% 2,3%
60-64 2,3% 2,6%
65-69 2,1% 2,4%
70-74 1,7% 2%
75-79 1,1% 1,2%
80-84 0,5% 0,8%
85+ 0,3% 0,7%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 52%
English 11,9%
IsiNdebele 0,2%
IsiXhosa 28,4%
IsiZulu 0,3%
Sepedi 0,1%
Sesotho 1,4%
Setswana 0,3%
Sign Language 0,2%
SiSwati 0%
Tshivenda 0,1%
Xitsonga 0,2%
Other 2.1%
Not Applicable 2,6%
Group Percentage
Married 36,2%
Living together like married partners 9,6%
Never married 46,6%
Widower/Widow 4,6%
Separated 0,6%
Divorced 2,4%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 3,2%
Some Primary 42,6%
Completed Primary 6,8%
Some Secondary 32,9%
Completed Secondary 11,8%
Higher Education 1,5%
Not Applicable 1,2%
Sex Percentage
Female 50,5%
Male 49,5%
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90,4% of households have access to electricity.

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There are 28 010households in the municipality, with an average household size of 2,6persons per household. 32,3% of households are headed by females and 90,4% of households have access to electricity. 75,8% of households have access to piped water inside the dwelling.

Area Percentage
Urban 93,4%
Tribal/Traditional 0%
Farm 6,6%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 91,2% 8,8%
Computer 34,4% 65,6%
Television 83,5% 16,5%
Satellite Television 36,5% 63,5%
Radio 66,8% 33,2%
Landline / Telephone 34,3% 65,7%
Motor Car 50,4% 49,6%
Refrigerator 77,3% 22,7%
Electric / Gas-Stove 87,2% 12,8%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 73,9% 50,4% 90,4%
Gas 16,9% 4,9% 0,4%
Paraffin 7,5% 8,8% 4,1%
Solar 0,1% 0,6% 0,5%
Candles 0% 0% 4,3%
Wood 1,1% 9% 0%
Coal 0,1% 0,1% 0%
Animal Dung 0% 0,1% 0%
Other 0,1% 0% 0%
None 0,3% 26,1% 0,4%
Access Percentage
From Home 21%
From Cellphone 10,2%
From Work 3%
From Elsewhere 3,1%
No Access 62,6%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 31,1%
Owned and fully paid off 45%
Owned but not yet paid off 8,7%
Occupied rent free 12,4%
Other 2,8%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 92,8%
Borehole 1,8%
Spring 1,4%
Rain water tank 0,3%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 1,8%
River/Stream 0,4%
Water vendor 0,2%
Water tanker 0,7%
Other 0,5%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 1,5%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 67,8%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 25,8%
Chemical toilet 0,1%
Pit toilet with ventilation 0,2%
Pit toilet without ventilation 0,8%
Bucket toilet 0,9%
Other 3%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 91,5%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 0,6%
Communal refuse dump 2%
Own refuse dump 3,6%
No rubbish disposal 0,4%
Other 1,8%
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23,3% total unemployment rate.

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There are 35 553 economically active (employed or unemployed but looking for work) people, and of these 23,3% are unemployed.

Of the 18 382economically active youth (15–35 years) in the area, 31,1% are unemployed.

Employment Status Number
Employed 27260
Unemployed 8293
Discouraged Work Seeker 1453
Not Economically Active 15797
Income Percentage
None income 16,4%
R1 - R4,800 2,9%
R4,801 - R9,600 4,1%
R9,601 - R19,600 12%
R19,601 - R38,200 17,4%
R38,201 - R76,4000 15,6%
R76,401 - R153,800 13,7%
R153,801 - R307,600 10,3%
R307,601 - R614,400 5,2%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 1,7%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,4%
R2,457,601+ 0,3%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 425
Poultry production 473
Vegetable production 743
Production of other crops 322
Other 648

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 581
Animals only 338
Mixed farming 306
Other 180

**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 223
R1-R4 800 25
R4 801-R38 400 459
R38 401-R307 200 518
R307 201+ 102
Unspecified 78

Key Statistics 2011

Total population80,432
Young (0-14)21,5%
Working Age (15-64)65,6%
Elderly (65+)12,9%
Dependency ratio52,3
Sex ratio97,9
Growth rate3,8% (2001-2011)
Population density47 persons/km2
Unemployment rate23,3%
Youth unemployment rate31,1%
No schooling aged 20+2,5%
Higher education aged 20+16,8%
Matric aged 20+27,7%
Number of households28,010
Number of Agricultural households1,405
Average household size2,6
Female headed households32,3%
Formal dwellings80,1%
Housing owned/paying off53,7%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage67,8%
Weekly refuse removal91,5%
Piped water inside dwelling75,8%
Electricity for lighting90,4%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population55,012
Young (0-14)22,8%
Working Age (15-64)65,6%
Elderly (65+)10,7%
Dependency ratio50,5%
Sex ratio96,8
Growth rate8,1% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate22%
Youth unemployment rate29,3%
No schooling aged 20+4,2%
Higher education aged 20+13,7%
Matric aged 20+27,3%
Number of households18,437
Average household size2,9
Female headed households27,6%
Formal dwellings83,6%
Housing owned/paying off58,4%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage67,5%
Weekly refuse removal89,1%
Piped water inside dwelling72%
Electricity for lighting83,6%