Umjindi

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According to Census 2011, the Umjindi Local Municipality has a total population estimated at 67 156.

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Umjindi Local Municipality is situated in the south-eastern part of Mpumalanga, on the escarpment. The municipal area forms part of the Ehlanzeni District Municipality together with Nkomazi Local Municipality, Thaba Chweu Local Municipality, Mbombela Local Municipality and Bushbuckridge Local Municipality. The only town in the area is Barberton. Neighbouring municipal areas within Mpumalanga are Mbombela, Albert Luthuli and Nkomazi Local Municipalities. The neighboring country bordering the municipality is Swaziland (www.umijindi.gov.za).

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10,4% of those 20+ have no schooling.

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According to Census 2011, the Umjindi Local Municipality has a total population estimated at 67 156. Of the population, 87,0% are black African, 9,8% are white, with other population groups making up the remaining 3,2%. Of those aged 20 years and older, 4,5% have completed primary school, 32,2% have some secondary education, 30,7% have completed matric, and 9,2% have some form of higher education. Of the mentioned age group, 10,4% have no form of schooling.

Group Percentage
Black African87%
Coloured2%
Indian/Asian1%
White9,8%
Other0,2%
Age Males Females
0-4 5,2% 5,1%
5-9 4,3% 4,3%
10-14 4,3% 4,2%
15-19 4,6% 4,7%
20-24 5,8% 4,9%
25-29 6,4% 5%
30-34 4,9% 3,7%
35-39 4% 3,5%
40-44 3,3% 2,9%
45-49 2,8% 2,8%
50-54 2,1% 2%
55-59 1,7% 1,5%
60-64 1,1% 1,2%
65-69 0,7% 0,8%
70-74 0,6% 0,6%
75-79 0,3% 0,4%
80-84 0,1% 0,3%
85+ 0,1% 0,2%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 8,5%
English 5,4%
IsiNdebele 0,1%
IsiXhosa 0,3%
IsiZulu 1,4%
Sepedi 0,5%
Sesotho 0,8%
Setswana 0,3%
Sign Language 0,1%
SiSwati 72,7%
Tshivenda 0,3%
Xitsonga 3,1%
Other 1%
Not Applicable 5,5%
Group Percentage
Married 18,3%
Living together like married partners 11,7%
Never married 66,6%
Widower/Widow 2,3%
Separated 0,4%
Divorced 0,8%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 3,1%
Some Primary 41,8%
Completed Primary 5,9%
Some Secondary 30,7%
Completed Secondary 12,9%
Higher Education 1,5%
Not Applicable 4,2%
Sex Percentage
Female 47,7%
Male 52,3%
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78,5% Use electricity for lighting.

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There are 19 563 households in the municipality, with an average household size of 3,4 persons per household. Of the households, 42,0% have access to piped water inside the dwelling/institution and 31,3% have water in their yard. Only 5,6% of households do not have access piped water.

 

Area Percentage
Urban 72,2%
Tribal/Traditional 10,4%
Farm 17,3%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 89,2% 10,8%
Computer 17,1% 82,9%
Television 68,5% 31,5%
Satellite Television 25,9% 74,1%
Radio 68,4% 31,6%
Landline / Telephone 7% 93%
Motor Car 23,6% 76,4%
Refrigerator 64,5% 35,5%
Electric / Gas-Stove 72,2% 27,8%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 69,2% 59,1% 78,1%
Gas 4,5% 1,4% 0,3%
Paraffin 5,3% 1,3% 2,1%
Solar 0,2% 0,2% 0,3%
Candles 0% 0% 18,9%
Wood 20,3% 20,8% 0%
Coal 0,1% 0,8% 0%
Animal Dung 0% 0,1% 0%
Other 0,1% 0% 0%
None 0,4% 16,2% 0,4%
Access Percentage
From Home 5,9%
From Cellphone 20,6%
From Work 4,1%
From Elsewhere 2,8%
No Access 66,6%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 25,9%
Owned and fully paid off 45,5%
Owned but not yet paid off 6,6%
Occupied rent free 19,9%
Other 2%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 78,2%
Borehole 6,7%
Spring 1,5%
Rain water tank 0,3%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 2%
River/Stream 4,3%
Water vendor 0,7%
Water tanker 5,2%
Other 1,1%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 4,3%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 61,6%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 2,9%
Chemical toilet 0,5%
Pit toilet with ventilation 3,2%
Pit toilet without ventilation 25%
Bucket toilet 0,6%
Other 1,8%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 67,6%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 1,9%
Communal refuse dump 1,4%
Own refuse dump 24,5%
No rubbish disposal 4,1%
Other 0,4%
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36,5% Youth unemployment rate.

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Of the 28 575 economically active (employed or unemployed but looking for work) people in the municipality, 27,3% are unemployed.

36,5% of the 14 917 economically active youth (15 – 34 years) in the municipality are unemployed.

Employment Status Number
Employed 20894
Unemployed 7681
Discouraged Work Seeker 1711
Not Economically Active 15643
Income Percentage
None income 11,3%
R1 - R4,800 3,7%
R4,801 - R9,600 6,4%
R9,601 - R19,600 20,3%
R19,601 - R38,200 21,7%
R38,201 - R76,4000 15,1%
R76,401 - R153,800 9,4%
R153,801 - R307,600 7,3%
R307,601 - R614,400 3,5%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,8%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,3%
R2,457,601+ 0,3%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 407
Poultry production 1,485
Vegetable production 1,927
Production of other crops 456
Other 405

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 1,886
Animals only 1,340
Mixed farming 378
Other 200

**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 884
R1-R4 800 179
R4 801-R38 400 1,960
R38 401-R307 200 638
R307 201+ 84
Unspecified 59

Key Statistics 2011

Total population67,156
Young (0-14)27,4%
Working Age (15-64)68,4%
Elderly (65+)4,2%
Dependency ratio46,2
Sex ratio109,8
Growth rate2,23% (2001-2011)
Population density38 persons/km2
Unemployment rate27,3%
Youth unemployment rate36,5%
No schooling aged 20+10,4%
Higher education aged 20+9,2%
Matric aged 20+30,7%
Number of households19,563
Number of Agricultural households3,804
Average household size3,4
Female headed households34,9%
Formal dwellings81,8%
Housing owned/paying off52,1%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage59,6%
Weekly refuse removal65,3%
Piped water inside dwelling42%
Electricity for lighting78,5%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population53,744
Young (0-14)27,3%
Working Age (15-64)68,4%
Elderly (65+)3,7%
Dependency ratio44,8%
Sex ratio111,7
Growth rate2,03% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate26,3%
Youth unemployment rate32,8%
No schooling aged 20+22,5%
Higher education aged 20+6,1%
Matric aged 20+24,7%
Number of households14,458
Average household size3,3
Female headed households30,8%
Formal dwellings64,5%
Housing owned/paying off45,8%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage54,5%
Weekly refuse removal65,8%
Piped water inside dwelling31,1%
Electricity for lighting57,5%