Sakhisizwe

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According to Census 2011, SakhisizweLocal Municipality has a total population of 63 582

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Sakhisizwe Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Chris Hani District Municipality of the Eastern Cape in South Africa. Sakhisizwe is an isiXhosa name meaning “we are building the nation” (http://en.wikipedia.org).

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Sakhisizwe , Eastern Cape 63,582 155
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Mkhambathini , KwaZulu-Natal 63,142 157
Phokwane , Northern Cape 63,000 158
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12,7% aged 20+ had no formal schooling.

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According to Census 2011, SakhisizweLocal Municipality has a total population of 63 582, of which 97,7% are black African, 1,1% are white people, with the other population groups making up the rest.

Of those aged 20 years and older, 6,9% have completed primary school, 35,2% have some secondary education, 14,1% have completed matric and 6,4% have some form of higher education. 12,7% of those aged 20 years and older have no form of schooling.

Group Percentage
Black African97,7%
Coloured0,8%
Indian/Asian0,2%
White1,1%
Other0,2%
Age Males Females
0-4 6,3% 6,3%
5-9 5,7% 5,6%
10-14 5,8% 5,4%
15-19 6,3% 5,6%
20-24 4,6% 4,1%
25-29 3,3% 3,1%
30-34 2,6% 2,6%
35-39 2,1% 2,6%
40-44 1,9% 2,5%
45-49 1,8% 1,8%
50-54 1,9% 2,7%
55-59 1,8% 2,1%
60-64 1,4% 1,9%
65-69 1% 1,2%
70-74 0,8% 1,3%
75-79 0,5% 0,9%
80-84 0,3% 0,6%
85+ 0,3% 0,5%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 1,8%
English 2,7%
IsiNdebele 0,3%
IsiXhosa 91,3%
IsiZulu 0,3%
Sepedi 0,3%
Sesotho 0,4%
Setswana 0,2%
Sign Language 1,2%
SiSwati 0%
Tshivenda 0%
Xitsonga 0%
Other 0.5%
Not Applicable 1%
Group Percentage
Married 19,9%
Living together like married partners 3,3%
Never married 70,3%
Widower/Widow 5,1%
Separated 1%
Divorced 0,5%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 2,8%
Some Primary 50,4%
Completed Primary 7,6%
Some Secondary 31,2%
Completed Secondary 6,2%
Higher Education 0,6%
Not Applicable 1,2%
Sex Percentage
Female 51,8%
Male 48,2%
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79,1% of households have access to electricity for lighting.

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There are 16 151households in the municipality, with an average household size of 3,7persons per household. 51,9% of households are headed by females and 79,1% of households have access to electricity for lighting. Only 17,9% of households have access to piped water inside thedwelling.

Area Percentage
Urban 43,3%
Tribal/Traditional 51,5%
Farm 5,2%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 83,1% 16,9%
Computer 5,1% 94,9%
Television 62,7% 37,3%
Satellite Television 12,8% 87,2%
Radio 63,9% 36,1%
Landline / Telephone 4,8% 95,2%
Motor Car 14,4% 85,6%
Refrigerator 50,2% 49,8%
Electric / Gas-Stove 68,9% 31,1%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 59,3% 25,1% 79,1%
Gas 3,3% 1,9% 0,3%
Paraffin 15,2% 26,7% 6,2%
Solar 0,2% 0,1% 0,3%
Candles 0% 0% 13,8%
Wood 19,7% 39,7% 0%
Coal 0,2% 0,3% 0%
Animal Dung 1,5% 1,5% 0%
Other 0,3% 0,1% 0%
None 0,3% 4,6% 0,3%
Access Percentage
From Home 2,4%
From Cellphone 13,8%
From Work 1,5%
From Elsewhere 3,6%
No Access 78,6%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 11,1%
Owned and fully paid off 32,4%
Owned but not yet paid off 8,9%
Occupied rent free 31,7%
Other 15,9%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 62,1%
Borehole 9,9%
Spring 5,7%
Rain water tank 1%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 3,5%
River/Stream 9,2%
Water vendor 0,3%
Water tanker 4,7%
Other 3,7%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 15,6%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 20,2%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 3,2%
Chemical toilet 4,2%
Pit toilet with ventilation 19,7%
Pit toilet without ventilation 28,9%
Bucket toilet 1,9%
Other 6,3%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 14,5%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 1,2%
Communal refuse dump 2,7%
Own refuse dump 61,7%
No rubbish disposal 18%
Other 2,1%
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38,8% are unemployed.

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There are 14 622 economically active (employed or unemployed but looking for work) people, and of these 38,8% are unemployed.

Of the 7 095economically active youth (15–34 years) in the area, 48,6% are unemployed.

Employment Status Number
Employed 8954
Unemployed 5668
Discouraged Work Seeker 2819
Not Economically Active 19133
Income Percentage
None income 14,4%
R1 - R4,800 5,8%
R4,801 - R9,600 11,6%
R9,601 - R19,600 26,6%
R19,601 - R38,200 21,8%
R38,201 - R76,4000 8,5%
R76,401 - R153,800 5,3%
R153,801 - R307,600 3,5%
R307,601 - R614,400 1,7%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,4%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,2%
R2,457,601+ 0,2%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 5,275
Poultry production 4,044
Vegetable production 2,741
Production of other crops 1,266
Other 943

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 1,028
Animals only 4,358
Mixed farming 2,210
Other 62

**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 2,133
R1-R4 800 374
R4 801-R38 400 4,385
R38 401-R307 200 523
R307 201+ 65
Unspecified 179

Key Statistics 2011

Total population63,582
Young (0-14)35%
Working Age (15-64)57,5%
Elderly (65+)7,5%
Dependency ratio73,8
Sex ratio93
Growth rate-0,44% (2001-2011)
Population density27 persons/km2
Unemployment rate38,8%
Youth unemployment rate48,6%
No schooling aged 20+12,7%
Higher education aged 20+6,4%
Matric aged 20+14,1%
Number of households16,151
Number of Agricultural households7,658
Average household size3,7
Female headed households51,9%
Formal dwellings64,1%
Housing owned/paying off41,3%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage20,2%
Weekly refuse removal14,5%
Piped water inside dwelling17,9%
Electricity for lighting79,1%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population66,447
Young (0-14)40,3%
Working Age (15-64)57,5%
Elderly (65+)7%
Dependency ratio89,8%
Sex ratio88,7
Growth rate0,37% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate57,7%
Youth unemployment rate67,8%
No schooling aged 20+25,9%
Higher education aged 20+5,8%
Matric aged 20+9,1%
Number of households15,199
Average household size4,3
Female headed households54,4%
Formal dwellings46,7%
Housing owned/paying off71,2%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage17,3%
Weekly refuse removal24,3%
Piped water inside dwelling5,6%
Electricity for lighting50,7%