Sundays River Valley

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According to Census 2011, the Sundays River Valley Local Municipality has a total population of 54 504.

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The Sunday River Valley Local Municipality is one the developing local municipalities within the Cacadu District Municipality (western region). It is located in the Eastern Cape, approximately 80km north  east of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality.

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Nketoana , Free State 60,324 162
Mafube , Free State 57,876 163
Ventersdorp , North West 56,702 164
Sundays River Valley , Eastern Cape 54,504 165
Lekwa-Teemane , North West 53,248 166
Hessequa , Western Cape 52,642 167
Ezingoleni , KwaZulu-Natal 52,540 168
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8,8% have no form of schooling.

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According to Census 2011, the Sundays River Valley Local Municipality has a total population of 54 504, of which 71,8% are black African, 21,4% are coloured, 5,9% are white, with other population groups making up the remaining 0,9%.

Of those aged 20 years and older, 8,8% have completed primary school, 40,0% have some secondary education, 15,2% have completed matric, 3,8% have some form of higher education.

Group Percentage
Black African71,8%
Coloured21,4%
Indian/Asian0,2%
White5,9%
Other0,8%
Age Males Females
0-4 5,3% 5,1%
5-9 4,3% 4,5%
10-14 3,8% 3,6%
15-19 4,4% 4%
20-24 5,4% 4,4%
25-29 5,5% 4,5%
30-34 4,3% 3,7%
35-39 4,1% 3,7%
40-44 3,5% 3,5%
45-49 2,8% 2,8%
50-54 2,3% 2,6%
55-59 1,7% 2%
60-64 1,2% 1,4%
65-69 0,8% 1%
70-74 0,7% 0,9%
75-79 0,3% 0,5%
80-84 0,2% 0,3%
85+ 0,2% 0,3%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 27%
English 3,3%
IsiNdebele 0,3%
IsiXhosa 62,1%
IsiZulu 0,5%
Sepedi 0,2%
Sesotho 0,8%
Setswana 0,3%
Sign Language 0,5%
SiSwati 0%
Tshivenda 0,1%
Xitsonga 0,1%
Other 1.4%
Not Applicable 3,5%
Group Percentage
Married 21,5%
Living together like married partners 9,6%
Never married 65,2%
Widower/Widow 2,7%
Separated 0,4%
Divorced 0,6%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 3%
Some Primary 46,6%
Completed Primary 7,9%
Some Secondary 32,5%
Completed Secondary 6,9%
Higher Education 0,7%
Not Applicable 2,4%
Sex Percentage
Female 49,1%
Male 50,9%
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79,8% of households have access to electricity for lighting.

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There are 14,749 households in the municipality, with an average household size of 3,5 persons per household. 32,3% of households have access to piped water inside dwelling/institution and 40,4% have water in their yard; 10,7% of households do not have access to piped water

 

Area Percentage
Urban 70,5%
Tribal/Traditional 0%
Farm 29,5%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 69,2% 30,8%
Computer 8,9% 91,1%
Television 65,7% 34,3%
Satellite Television 13,1% 86,9%
Radio 60,2% 39,8%
Landline / Telephone 8,8% 91,2%
Motor Car 16,9% 83,1%
Refrigerator 53,8% 46,2%
Electric / Gas-Stove 72,4% 27,6%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 73,5% 49,2% 79,8%
Gas 2,9% 1,3% 0,3%
Paraffin 16,7% 12,6% 13,7%
Solar 0,2% 0,1% 0,5%
Candles 0% 0% 5,6%
Wood 6,1% 13,6% 0%
Coal 0,1% 0,9% 0%
Animal Dung 0,1% 0,1% 0%
Other 0% 0% 0%
None 0,3% 22,2% 0,3%
Access Percentage
From Home 3,4%
From Cellphone 10,4%
From Work 2,6%
From Elsewhere 3,2%
No Access 80,4%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 14,8%
Owned and fully paid off 37,9%
Owned but not yet paid off 6,4%
Occupied rent free 38,2%
Other 2,6%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 76,7%
Borehole 4,9%
Spring 0,5%
Rain water tank 5,6%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 4,6%
River/Stream 0,5%
Water vendor 0,4%
Water tanker 3,1%
Other 3,7%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 6,6%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 53,5%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 5,2%
Chemical toilet 0,6%
Pit toilet with ventilation 3,6%
Pit toilet without ventilation 17,6%
Bucket toilet 7,2%
Other 5,7%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 61,2%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 2,9%
Communal refuse dump 3,1%
Own refuse dump 24,8%
No rubbish disposal 5,7%
Other 2,3%
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15,0% are unemployed.

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18 930 people are economically active (employed or unemployed but looking for work), and of these, 15,0% are unemployed. Of the economically active youth (15–34 years) in the area, 18,8% are unemployed.

Employment Status Number
Employed 16085
Unemployed 2845
Discouraged Work Seeker 1145
Not Economically Active 17014
Income Percentage
None income 11,7%
R1 - R4,800 3,7%
R4,801 - R9,600 6,6%
R9,601 - R19,600 25,3%
R19,601 - R38,200 26,7%
R38,201 - R76,4000 15,3%
R76,401 - R153,800 5,4%
R153,801 - R307,600 2,9%
R307,601 - R614,400 1,6%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,3%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,1%
R2,457,601+ 0,3%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 946
Poultry production 1,019
Vegetable production 613
Production of other crops 311
Other 472

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 551
Animals only 1,394
Mixed farming 280
Other 189

**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 384
R1-R4 800 39
R4 801-R38 400 1,567
R38 401-R307 200 305
R307 201+ 78
Unspecified 41

Key Statistics 2011

Total population54,504
Young (0-14)26,7%
Working Age (15-64)68%
Elderly (65+)5,2%
Dependency ratio47
Sex ratio103,8
Growth rate2,16% (2001-2011)
Population density9 persons/km2
Unemployment rate15%
Youth unemployment rate18,8%
No schooling aged 20+8,8%
Higher education aged 20+3,8%
Matric aged 20+15,2%
Number of households14,749
Number of Agricultural households2,414
Average household size3,5
Female headed households34,9%
Formal dwellings84,6%
Housing owned/paying off44,3%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage53,5%
Weekly refuse removal61,2%
Piped water inside dwelling32,3%
Electricity for lighting79,8%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population43,914
Young (0-14)28,4%
Working Age (15-64)68%
Elderly (65+)5,8%
Dependency ratio51,9%
Sex ratio92,8
Growth rate-0,73% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate34,1%
Youth unemployment rate41,4%
No schooling aged 20+21,6%
Higher education aged 20+3,4%
Matric aged 20+9,4%
Number of households10,761
Average household size3,9
Female headed households31,6%
Formal dwellings66,9%
Housing owned/paying off32,6%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage22,7%
Weekly refuse removal32,7%
Piped water inside dwelling13,2%
Electricity for lighting63,2%