Ratlou

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The total population is 107,339 according to the Census 2011 report

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Ratlou Local Municipality is one of the local municipalities under Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality in the North West Province and is one of the five local municipalities.

(http://www.ratlou.gov.za/aboutus.html).

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Ratlou , North West 107,339 104
uMshwathi , KwaZulu-Natal 106,374 105
Kagisano Molopo , North West 105,789 106
Indaka , KwaZulu-Natal 103,116 107
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11.2% of the population aged 20+ have matric

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The Ratlou Local Municipality has a total population of 107 339 people, of which 98,2% are black African. The other population groups make up the remaining 0,8%.

Of the population aged 20 and older in the municipality, 24,6% have some level of secondary schooling, and 11,2% have matric; 28,9% of people have no schooling and 26,9% have some level of primary schooling. 5,3% completed primary schooling and only 3,1% have some form of higher education.

Group Percentage
Black African98,2%
Coloured0,7%
Indian/Asian0,2%
White0,7%
Other0,1%
Age Males Females
0-4 7% 6,9%
5-9 6,3% 6,2%
10-14 6,3% 6%
15-19 5,7% 5,3%
20-24 3,9% 4,2%
25-29 2,9% 3,4%
30-34 2,4% 2,7%
35-39 2,1% 2,6%
40-44 1,9% 2,4%
45-49 1,7% 1,7%
50-54 1,8% 2,1%
55-59 1,5% 1,9%
60-64 1,3% 1,6%
65-69 1,1% 1,4%
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 1,3%
English 2%
IsiNdebele 1%
IsiXhosa 1,9%
IsiZulu 1,1%
Sepedi 0,3%
Sesotho 3,7%
Setswana 87,6%
Sign Language 0,3%
SiSwati 0,1%
Tshivenda 0,1%
Xitsonga 0,1%
Other 0.3%
Not Applicable 0,4%
Group Percentage
Married 13,6%
Living together like married partners 5,7%
Never married 76%
Widower/Widow 3,8%
Separated 0,5%
Divorced 0,4%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 6%
Some Primary 54,6%
Completed Primary 6,7%
Some Secondary 27,1%
Completed Secondary 4,6%
Higher Education 0,4%
Not Applicable 0,4%
Sex Percentage
Female 52,2%
Male 47,8%
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83,7% Access to electricity for lighting.

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There are 26 889 households in the Ratlou Local Municipality, with an average household size of 4,0 persons per household.

Of those households, 10,6% have access to piped water inside the yard whereas 5,2% have access to water piped inside the dwelling. Only 12,4% of the household do not have access to piped water.

The Census 2011 reports that 83,7% of households have access to electricity for lighting

Area Percentage
Urban 0%
Tribal/Traditional 95,1%
Farm 4,9%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 77,6% 22,4%
Computer 4,5% 95,5%
Television 62,2% 37,8%
Satellite Television 6% 94%
Radio 60,1% 39,9%
Landline / Telephone 2,1% 97,9%
Motor Car 12,3% 87,7%
Refrigerator 55,6% 44,4%
Electric / Gas-Stove 68,5% 31,5%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 61,3% 48,7% 83,7%
Gas 1,1% 0,7% 0,1%
Paraffin 5,7% 2,3% 0,7%
Solar 0,1% 0,1% 0,2%
Candles 0% 0% 15%
Wood 28,3% 33,1% 0%
Coal 0,1% 0,3% 0%
Animal Dung 3% 3,8% 0%
Other 0% 0% 0%
None 0,3% 11,1% 0,3%
Access Percentage
From Home 1%
From Cellphone 9,6%
From Work 0,8%
From Elsewhere 1,9%
No Access 86,6%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 6,7%
Owned and fully paid off 51,1%
Owned but not yet paid off 3%
Occupied rent free 35,8%
Other 3,4%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 53,3%
Borehole 25,1%
Spring 0,2%
Rain water tank 0,7%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 0,2%
River/Stream 0,7%
Water vendor 1,6%
Water tanker 14,6%
Other 3,6%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 12,6%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 1,8%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 1,4%
Chemical toilet 1,7%
Pit toilet with ventilation 25,3%
Pit toilet without ventilation 54,7%
Bucket toilet 0,2%
Other 2,4%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 0,8%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 0,5%
Communal refuse dump 0,9%
Own refuse dump 88,1%
No rubbish disposal 8,8%
Other 0,9%
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43,9% Unemployment rate.

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Of the 15 967 economically active (employed or unemployed but looking for work) people in the municipality, 35,8% (6 885) are unemployed. There are 6 587 who are classified as discouraged work-seekers.

Among the youth aged 15–34, 3 928 are employed and 4 330 are unemployed. The unemployment rate for this group is 52,4%.

IDP

The Integrated Development Plan for this municipality can be accessed via the following link: http://www.ratlou.gov.za/sdbip.html

Employment Status Number
Employed 8812
Unemployed 6885
Discouraged Work Seeker 6587
Not Economically Active 35542
Income Percentage
None income 19%
R1 - R4,800 6,1%
R4,801 - R9,600 10,9%
R9,601 - R19,600 28%
R19,601 - R38,200 22,4%
R38,201 - R76,4000 7,5%
R76,401 - R153,800 3,1%
R153,801 - R307,600 2%
R307,601 - R614,400 0,6%
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 6,689
Poultry production 7,118
Vegetable production 384
Production of other crops 445
Other 941

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 140
Animals only 9,818
Mixed farming 1,001
Other 389

**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 4,281
R1-R4 800 295
R4 801-R38 400 6,061
R38 401-R307 200 480
R307 201+ 71
Unspecified 159

Key Statistics 2011

Total population107,339
Young (0-14)38,7%
Working Age (15-64)53,9%
Elderly (65+)7,4%
Dependency ratio85,6
Sex ratio91,6
Growth rate0,11% (2001-2011)
Population density22 persons/km2
Unemployment rate43,9%
Youth unemployment rate52,4%
No schooling aged 20+28,9%
Higher education aged 20+3,1%
Matric aged 20+11,2%
Number of households26,889
Number of Agricultural households11,348
Average household size3,9
Female headed households49,5%
Formal dwellings89,9%
Housing owned/paying off54,1%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage1,8%
Weekly refuse removal0,8%
Piped water inside dwelling5,2%
Electricity for lighting83,7%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population106,165
Young (0-14)39,7%
Working Age (15-64)53,9%
Elderly (65+)6,4%
Dependency ratio85,5%
Sex ratio90,6
Growth rate1,51% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate61,3%
Youth unemployment rate69,9%
No schooling aged 20+40,7%
Higher education aged 20+2%
Matric aged 20+7%
Number of households23,068
Average household size4,6
Female headed households49,2%
Formal dwellings85,8%
Housing owned/paying off75,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage1%
Weekly refuse removal0,2%
Piped water inside dwelling1,9%
Electricity for lighting76,3%