Tswelopele

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According to the 2011census, Tswelopele Local Municipality has a total population of 47 625 people, of which 91% are African Black, 7% are White, with the other population groups making up the remaining 2%.

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Tswelopele Local Municipality is situated in the central Free State about a 100 km north west of Bloemfontein. It consists of Bultfontein, Phahameng, Hoopstad and Tikwana and their surrounding rural areas (http://www.tswelopele.gov.za/).

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13,2% of those 20+ have no schooling.

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According to the 2011census, Tswelopele Local Municipality has a total population of 47 625 people, of which 91% are African Black, 7% are White, with the other population groups making up the remaining 2%.

Of those aged 20 years and older, 28% have completed primary school, 33% have some secondary education, 20% have completed matric and 5% have some form of higher education.

Group Percentage
Black African91,2%
Coloured1,2%
Indian/Asian0,4%
White6,9%
Other0,3%
Age Males Females
0-4 6,1% 6,2%
5-9 5,5% 5,5%
10-14 5,3% 5,2%
15-19 4,5% 4,7%
20-24 5,2% 4,9%
25-29 4,3% 4,5%
30-34 3,2% 3,4%
35-39 2,6% 3%
40-44 2,4% 2,9%
45-49 2,2% 2,2%
50-54 1,8% 2,2%
55-59 1,7% 2%
60-64 1,1% 1,5%
65-69 0,9% 1,1%
70-74 0,5% 0,9%
75-79 0,4% 0,7%
80-84 0,2% 0,4%
85+ 0,1% 0,3%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 8,2%
English 1,9%
IsiNdebele 1%
IsiXhosa 19,7%
IsiZulu 0,6%
Sepedi 0,3%
Sesotho 53,4%
Setswana 11,9%
Sign Language 0,9%
SiSwati 0,2%
Tshivenda 0,1%
Xitsonga 0,2%
Other 0.5%
Not Applicable 1,1%
Group Percentage
Married 20,1%
Living together like married partners 8,3%
Never married 65,1%
Widower/Widow 4,8%
Separated 1%
Divorced 0,6%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 4,5%
Some Primary 46,2%
Completed Primary 6,9%
Some Secondary 32,3%
Completed Secondary 9,1%
Higher Education 0,5%
Not Applicable 0,6%
Sex Percentage
Female 52%
Male 48%
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91,9% Use electricity for lighting.

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There are 12 461 households in the municipality, with an average household size of 3,7 persons per household.

90% of households have access to piped water either in their dwelling or in the yard. Only 3% of households do not have access to piped water.

 

Area Percentage
Urban 82,7%
Tribal/Traditional 0%
Farm 17,3%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 86,2% 13,8%
Computer 11,5% 88,5%
Television 78% 22%
Satellite Television 13,5% 86,5%
Radio 70,3% 29,7%
Landline / Telephone 9,5% 90,5%
Motor Car 22,4% 77,6%
Refrigerator 70,3% 29,7%
Electric / Gas-Stove 85% 15%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 87,7% 60,7% 91,9%
Gas 2,3% 1,8% 0,1%
Paraffin 6,1% 9,7% 0,6%
Solar 0,2% 0,2% 0,3%
Candles 0% 0% 6,9%
Wood 3,4% 17,9% 0%
Coal 0,1% 0,4% 0%
Animal Dung 0,1% 0,3% 0%
Other 0% 0% 0%
None 0,1% 8,9% 0,2%
Access Percentage
From Home 3,7%
From Cellphone 12,5%
From Work 2%
From Elsewhere 3,6%
No Access 78,2%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 17,5%
Owned and fully paid off 53,9%
Owned but not yet paid off 5,8%
Occupied rent free 19,5%
Other 3,3%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 76,2%
Borehole 17%
Spring 0,2%
Rain water tank 0,4%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 1,1%
River/Stream 0,8%
Water vendor 0,6%
Water tanker 1,4%
Other 2,4%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 6,3%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 76,8%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 4,4%
Chemical toilet 1,2%
Pit toilet with ventilation 2,3%
Pit toilet without ventilation 6,8%
Bucket toilet 0,7%
Other 1,6%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 76,7%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 0,4%
Communal refuse dump 0,9%
Own refuse dump 17,4%
No rubbish disposal 3,8%
Other 0,8%
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46,2% Youth unemployment rate.

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14 868 people are economically active (employed or unemployed but looking for work), and of these 35% are unemployed.

Of the 8145 economically active youth (15 – 34 years) in the area, 46% are unemployed. 

Employment Status Number
Employed 9694
Unemployed 5174
Discouraged Work Seeker 2364
Not Economically Active 11727
Income Percentage
None income 9,9%
R1 - R4,800 5,3%
R4,801 - R9,600 9,4%
R9,601 - R19,600 23,9%
R19,601 - R38,200 26,3%
R38,201 - R76,4000 12,2%
R76,401 - R153,800 6,5%
R153,801 - R307,600 4,1%
R307,601 - R614,400 1,6%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,4%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,2%
R2,457,601+ 0,3%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 892
Poultry production 1,071
Vegetable production 584
Production of other crops 1,215
Other 390

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 1,298
Animals only 1,249
Mixed farming 358
Other 119

**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 658
R1-R4 800 128
R4 801-R38 400 1,749
R38 401-R307 200 340
R307 201+ 80
Unspecified 68

Key Statistics 2011

Total population47,625
Young (0-14)33,8%
Working Age (15-64)60,8%
Elderly (65+)5,4%
Dependency ratio64,5
Sex ratio92,3
Growth rate-1,2% (2001-2011)
Population density7 persons/km2
Unemployment rate34,8%
Youth unemployment rate46,2%
No schooling aged 20+13,2%
Higher education aged 20+5,3%
Matric aged 20+20,5%
Number of households11,992
Number of Agricultural households3,024
Average household size3,8
Female headed households39,5%
Formal dwellings80,4%
Housing owned/paying off59,7%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage76,8%
Weekly refuse removal76,7%
Piped water inside dwelling31,9%
Electricity for lighting91,9%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population53,714
Young (0-14)35,7%
Working Age (15-64)60,8%
Elderly (65+)4,6%
Dependency ratio67,4%
Sex ratio92,9
Growth rate0,78% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate37,4%
Youth unemployment rate47,4%
No schooling aged 20+26,1%
Higher education aged 20+3,5%
Matric aged 20+9,8%
Number of households12,430
Average household size4,2
Female headed households35,4%
Formal dwellings71,2%
Housing owned/paying off52,3%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage12,8%
Weekly refuse removal30,1%
Piped water inside dwelling13,5%
Electricity for lighting67,1%