Umdoni

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According to Census 2011, Umdoni Local Municipality has a total population of 78,875 people.

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Umdoni Municipality, with its base in Scottburgh, covers an area of 236 square kilometres. The Municipality is located in KwaZulu-Natal, about 50 km from Durban and 65 km from Port Shepstone. The urban areas of the municipality comprise the coastal towns of Scottburgh, Park Rynie, Pennington, Sezela, Bazely, Ifafa, Elysium and Mtwalume, and the inland towns of Umzinto / Umzinto North, including Shayamoya and Esperanza. The rural areas contain farms and Traditional Authority land, on which a number of rural settlements are to be found.

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 8,7% have no form of schooling.

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According to Census 2011,UmdoniLocal Municipality has a total population of 47 380 people, of which 76,7% was black African, 8,5% are white and with the other population groups making up the remaining 14,8%.

Of those aged 20 years and older, 4,6% have completed primary school, 32,3% have some secondary education, 31% have completed matric, 8,3% have some form of higher education, and 8,7% have no form of schooling.

Group Percentage
Black African76,7%
Coloured1,2%
Indian/Asian13,3%
White8,5%
Other0,3%
Age Males Females
0-4 5,1% 4,8%
5-9 4,2% 4,2%
10-14 4,2% 4,2%
15-19 4,8% 4,8%
20-24 5,2% 5,2%
25-29 5,1% 4,7%
30-34 3,7% 3,7%
35-39 3,2% 3,3%
40-44 2,5% 2,8%
45-49 2,5% 2,5%
50-54 1,9% 2,3%
55-59 1,7% 2%
60-64 1,5% 1,8%
65-69 1,2% 1,7%
70-74 0,9% 1,2%
75-79 0,5% 0,8%
80-84 0,3% 0,5%
85+ 0,2% 0,3%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 2,3%
English 22,1%
IsiNdebele 0,8%
IsiXhosa 4,7%
IsiZulu 64,4%
Sepedi 0,2%
Sesotho 0,2%
Setswana 0,3%
Sign Language 0,6%
SiSwati 0%
Tshivenda 0%
Xitsonga 0%
Other 0.5%
Not Applicable 3,9%
Group Percentage
Married 23,5%
Living together like married partners 5,2%
Never married 65,8%
Widower/Widow 4,2%
Separated 0,4%
Divorced 0,9%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 3%
Some Primary 38,6%
Completed Primary 6,1%
Some Secondary 32,1%
Completed Secondary 16,1%
Higher Education 1,4%
Not Applicable 2,6%
Sex Percentage
Female 51,4%
Male 48,6%
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More than three-quarters of households (76,3%) have access to electricity for lighting.

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There are 22 869 households in the municipality, with an average household size of 3,2 persons per household. Less than half of households (40,6%) have access to piped water either in their dwellings or in the yard. Only 2,1% of households do not have access to piped water.

Area Percentage
Urban 38,7%
Tribal/Traditional 58,6%
Farm 2,7%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 85,1% 14,9%
Computer 18,5% 81,5%
Television 65,6% 34,4%
Satellite Television 31,9% 68,1%
Radio 63,8% 36,2%
Landline / Telephone 22,7% 77,3%
Motor Car 30,6% 69,4%
Refrigerator 62% 38%
Electric / Gas-Stove 69,5% 30,5%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 68,7% 59,1% 76,3%
Gas 5,5% 2,5% 0,4%
Paraffin 19,5% 5,7% 1,5%
Solar 0,2% 0,3% 0,2%
Candles 0% 0% 21,2%
Wood 5,4% 8,4% 0%
Coal 0,3% 0,4% 0%
Animal Dung 0,1% 0,1% 0%
Other 0,2% 0% 0%
None 0,1% 23,4% 0,4%
Access Percentage
From Home 9,7%
From Cellphone 15,8%
From Work 2,6%
From Elsewhere 4,5%
No Access 67,4%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 23,9%
Owned and fully paid off 45,4%
Owned but not yet paid off 11,9%
Occupied rent free 15,5%
Other 3,3%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 87,8%
Borehole 4%
Spring 0,3%
Rain water tank 0,4%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 1%
River/Stream 1,1%
Water vendor 0,6%
Water tanker 2,1%
Other 2,7%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 2,3%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 34,2%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 11,7%
Chemical toilet 4,3%
Pit toilet with ventilation 12%
Pit toilet without ventilation 19,2%
Bucket toilet 6,6%
Other 9,7%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 52,5%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 1,1%
Communal refuse dump 1,5%
Own refuse dump 42,5%
No rubbish disposal 1,9%
Other 0,5%
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33,3% Unemployment rate.

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The municipality has 25 035 people who are economically active (employed or unemployed but looking for work), and of these 33,3% are unemployed. Of the 13 321 economically active youth (15–34 years) in the area, 43,3% are unemployed.

 

Employment Status Number
Employed 16698
Unemployed 8337
Discouraged Work Seeker 3869
Not Economically Active 22755
Income Percentage
None income 16,8%
R1 - R4,800 4,5%
R4,801 - R9,600 7%
R9,601 - R19,600 21,2%
R19,601 - R38,200 18%
R38,201 - R76,4000 12,2%
R76,401 - R153,800 9,4%
R153,801 - R307,600 6,4%
R307,601 - R614,400 3,3%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,8%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,2%
R2,457,601+ 0,2%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 865
Poultry production 1,436
Vegetable production 2,698
Production of other crops 987
Other 394

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 2,517
Animals only 1,126
Mixed farming 800
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 1,220
R1-R4 800 179
R4 801-R38 400 2,487
R38 401-R307 200 575
R307 201+ 49
Unspecified 285

Key Statistics 2011

Total population78,875
Young (0-14)26,8%
Working Age (15-64)65,5%
Elderly (65+)7,7%
Dependency ratio52,7
Sex ratio94,4
Growth rate2,35% (2001-2011)
Population density314 persons/km2
Unemployment rate33,3%
Youth unemployment rate43,3%
No schooling aged 20+8,7%
Higher education aged 20+8,3%
Matric aged 20+30,8%
Number of households22,869
Number of Agricultural households4,632
Average household size3,2
Female headed households42,4%
Formal dwellings74,3%
Housing owned/paying off57,3%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage34,2%
Weekly refuse removal52,5%
Piped water inside dwelling40,6%
Electricity for lighting76,3%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population62,375
Young (0-14)28,7%
Working Age (15-64)65,5%
Elderly (65+)6,7%
Dependency ratio54,7%
Sex ratio91,9
Growth rate2,81% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate42,1%
Youth unemployment rate52%
No schooling aged 20+20%
Higher education aged 20+8%
Matric aged 20+20,4%
Number of households15,299
Average household size3,7
Female headed households39,4%
Formal dwellings62,4%
Housing owned/paying off60%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage39%
Weekly refuse removal42,8%
Piped water inside dwelling37,3%
Electricity for lighting66,3%