Ramotshere Moiloa

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According to Census 2011, the total population is 150,713.

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Ramotshere Moiloa Local Municipality is one of the local municipalities under Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality in the North West Province and one of the five local municipalities. The major towns are Groot Marico and Zeerust.

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Ramotshere Moiloa , North West 150,713 72
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21.1% of those aged 20 years and older have Matric.

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According to census 2011, Ramotshere Moiloa Local Municipality has a total population of 155 513 people, of which 99,6% are black African, with the other population groups making up the remaining 0,4%.

The report showed that 5,0% people who are aged 20 years and older have completed primary school, 27,5% have some secondary education, 21,1% have completed matric and 6,4% have some form of higher education. The figures also showed that 20,7% have no form of schooling.

Group Percentage
Black African94,4%
Coloured0,9%
Indian/Asian0,7%
White3,8%
Other0,3%
Age Males Females
0-4 6,3% 6%
5-9 5,4% 5,2%
10-14 5,2% 4,8%
15-19 4,9% 4,7%
20-24 4,6% 4,3%
25-29 3,5% 3,8%
30-34 3,2% 3,2%
35-39 2,8% 3,2%
40-44 2,4% 2,8%
45-49 2,1% 2,1%
50-54 2% 2,3%
55-59 1,8% 2,1%
60-64 1,4% 1,8%
65-69 1,1% 1,5%
70-74 0,8% 1,1%
75-79 0,5% 0,8%
80-84 0,3% 0,6%
85+ 0,3% 0,6%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 4,4%
English 3,7%
IsiNdebele 0,9%
IsiXhosa 1%
IsiZulu 1,2%
Sepedi 0,3%
Sesotho 0,4%
Setswana 84,8%
Sign Language 0,5%
SiSwati 0%
Tshivenda 0,1%
Xitsonga 0,1%
Other 1.1%
Not Applicable 1,5%
Group Percentage
Married 16,3%
Living together like married partners 6%
Never married 73%
Widower/Widow 3,8%
Separated 0,3%
Divorced 0,6%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 4,5%
Some Primary 47,4%
Completed Primary 6,5%
Some Secondary 29,7%
Completed Secondary 9,2%
Higher Education 0,8%
Not Applicable 1,8%
Sex Percentage
Female 51,4%
Male 48,6%
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81,9% of households have access to electricity for lighting.

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There are 40 740 households in the municipality, with an average household size of 3,6 persons per household.

It is reported that 19% of households have access to piped water in their dwelling and 38,2% have access to piped water in the yard. Only 8,3% of households do not have any access to piped water.

In the municipality, 81,9% of households have access to electricity for lighting

Area Percentage
Urban 18,5%
Tribal/Traditional 70,5%
Farm 11%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 80,7% 19,3%
Computer 9,9% 90,1%
Television 65,3% 34,7%
Satellite Television 17,3% 82,7%
Radio 64,9% 35,1%
Landline / Telephone 3,8% 96,2%
Motor Car 18,9% 81,1%
Refrigerator 63,4% 36,6%
Electric / Gas-Stove 67,4% 32,6%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 58,1% 52,8% 81,9%
Gas 2,9% 1,3% 0,1%
Paraffin 3,2% 1,4% 0,6%
Solar 0,1% 0,1% 0,3%
Candles 0% 0% 16,7%
Wood 35,3% 33,7% 0%
Coal 0,1% 0,2% 0%
Animal Dung 0,1% 0,2% 0%
Other 0% 0% 0%
None 0,3% 10,3% 0,3%
Access Percentage
From Home 2,7%
From Cellphone 12,1%
From Work 2,8%
From Elsewhere 1,9%
No Access 80,5%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 9,5%
Owned and fully paid off 64,2%
Owned but not yet paid off 5,9%
Occupied rent free 16,9%
Other 3,5%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 65,4%
Borehole 21,3%
Spring 0,3%
Rain water tank 0,2%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 0,4%
River/Stream 0,6%
Water vendor 0,6%
Water tanker 8,9%
Other 2,3%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 5,7%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 22,3%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 4,2%
Chemical toilet 0,5%
Pit toilet with ventilation 6,4%
Pit toilet without ventilation 59,1%
Bucket toilet 0,2%
Other 1,5%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 19,7%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 0,8%
Communal refuse dump 0,8%
Own refuse dump 71,6%
No rubbish disposal 5,9%
Other 1,1%
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36,2% Unemployment rate.

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According to Census 2011, there are 22 437 employed persons, 12 743 unemployed person and 9 030 are classified as discouraged work-seekers. The unemployment rate is 36,2%.

Amongst the youth aged 15–34, 9 329 are employed while 5 609 are unemployed. The unemployment rate for this group is 45,8%.

Employment Status Number
Employed 22437
Unemployed 12743
Discouraged Work Seeker 9030
Not Economically Active 45719
Income Percentage
None income 14,9%
R1 - R4,800 5,1%
R4,801 - R9,600 10%
R9,601 - R19,600 24,2%
R19,601 - R38,200 22,4%
R38,201 - R76,4000 10,3%
R76,401 - R153,800 6,9%
R153,801 - R307,600 4,1%
R307,601 - R614,400 1,5%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,3%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,2%
R2,457,601+ 0,1%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 6,647
Poultry production 9,796
Vegetable production 1,110
Production of other crops 1,225
Other 1,426

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 714
Animals only 11,892
Mixed farming 1,484
Other 281

**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 4,577
R1-R4 800 288
R4 801-R38 400 7,863
R38 401-R307 200 1,308
R307 201+ 117
Unspecified 217

Key Statistics 2011

Total population150,713
Young (0-14)32,9%
Working Age (15-64)59,7%
Elderly (65+)7,5%
Dependency ratio67,6%
Sex ratio94,5
Growth rate0,92% (2001-2011)
Population density21 persons/km2
Unemployment rate36,2%
Youth unemployment rate45,8%
No schooling aged 20+20,7%
Higher education aged 20+6,4%
Matric aged 20+21,1%
Number of households40,740
Number of Agricultural households14,371
Average household size3,6
Female headed households46,1%
Formal dwellings81,5%
Housing owned/paying off70,1%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage22,3%
Weekly refuse removal19,7%
Piped water inside dwelling19%
Electricity for lighting81,9%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population137,443
Young (0-14)34,6%
Working Age (15-64)59,7%
Elderly (65+)6,6%
Dependency ratio70,1%
Sex ratio89,5
Growth rate1,22% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate53,6%
Youth unemployment rate64,6%
No schooling aged 20+35,1%
Higher education aged 20+5%
Matric aged 20+15,9%
Number of households31,988
Average household size4,2
Female headed households49,1%
Formal dwellings81,3%
Housing owned/paying off55,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage18,8%
Weekly refuse removal17,3%
Piped water inside dwelling10,9%
Electricity for lighting69,8%