Umuziwabantu

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0,45% Population growth rate.

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uMuziwabantu Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Ugu District of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa.

Umuziwabantu is an isiZulu name meaning “the people’s home”, or a home with wide open doors where everyone is welcome.

The main source of income for the area is derived from the municipality’s extensive wattle, gum, pine and poplar plantations, and associated industries, including saw mills and furniture-making factories.

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16,3% of those aged 20+ have had no form of schooling.

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According to Census 2011, Umuziwabantu Local Municipality has a total population of 96,556 people, of which 97,9% was black African, 0,5% are white and with the other population groups making up the remaining is 1,6%.

Of those aged 20 years and older, 6,3% have completed primary school, 30,4% have some secondary education, 15,3% have completed matric, 4,9% have some form of higher education, and 16,4% have no form of schooling.

Group Percentage
Black African97,9%
Coloured1,1%
Indian/Asian0,4%
White0,5%
Other0,2%
Age Males Females
0-4 7,4% 7,2%
5-9 6,7% 6,3%
10-14 6,6% 6,2%
15-19 6,6% 6,5%
20-24 4,3% 4,7%
25-29 3,2% 4%
30-34 2,2% 2,9%
35-39 1,9% 2,6%
40-44 1,5% 2,4%
45-49 1,5% 1,5%
50-54 1,2% 1,9%
55-59 1% 1,5%
60-64 1% 1,4%
65-69 0,5% 1%
70-74 0,4% 1%
75-79 0,2% 0,7%
80-84 0,2% 0,5%
85+ 0,1% 0,3%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 0,6%
English 2,9%
IsiNdebele 1,3%
IsiXhosa 4,9%
IsiZulu 88,1%
Sepedi 0,3%
Sesotho 0,3%
Setswana 0,6%
Sign Language 0,4%
SiSwati 0%
Tshivenda 0,1%
Xitsonga 0%
Other 0.3%
Not Applicable 0,1%
Group Percentage
Married 13,9%
Living together like married partners 6,9%
Never married 75,4%
Widower/Widow 3,2%
Separated 0,5%
Divorced 0,1%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 4,2%
Some Primary 49,5%
Completed Primary 7,3%
Some Secondary 31,3%
Completed Secondary 7,1%
Higher Education 0,5%
Not Applicable 0,3%
Sex Percentage
Female 53,6%
Male 46,4%
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80,3% of households have access to electricity for lighting.

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There are 21 619 households in the municipality, with an average household size of 4,4 persons per household. Only 10,3% of households have access to piped water either in their dwellings or in the yard. 15,4% of households do not have access to piped water.

Area Percentage
Urban 9,9%
Tribal/Traditional 86,5%
Farm 3,6%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 83,1% 16,9%
Computer 4,6% 95,4%
Television 60,3% 39,7%
Satellite Television 8,4% 91,6%
Radio 56,9% 43,1%
Landline / Telephone 4,3% 95,7%
Motor Car 11,3% 88,7%
Refrigerator 45,9% 54,1%
Electric / Gas-Stove 61,6% 38,4%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 46,9% 27,6% 80,3%
Gas 3% 1,7% 0,3%
Paraffin 5,5% 3,6% 0,7%
Solar 0,2% 0,1% 0,3%
Candles 0% 0% 17,7%
Wood 43,6% 55,7% 0%
Coal 0,3% 1% 0%
Animal Dung 0,1% 0,1% 0%
Other 0,2% 0% 0%
None 0,2% 10% 0,6%
Access Percentage
From Home 2,2%
From Cellphone 11,7%
From Work 1,7%
From Elsewhere 3,4%
No Access 81%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 10,5%
Owned and fully paid off 55,5%
Owned but not yet paid off 10,7%
Occupied rent free 21,2%
Other 2,2%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 59,7%
Borehole 5,7%
Spring 3,5%
Rain water tank 1,6%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 5%
River/Stream 13,4%
Water vendor 3,3%
Water tanker 6%
Other 1,8%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 5,1%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 8,7%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 3,5%
Chemical toilet 14,6%
Pit toilet with ventilation 23,2%
Pit toilet without ventilation 35,2%
Bucket toilet 0,8%
Other 9%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 15,7%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 2,3%
Communal refuse dump 0,7%
Own refuse dump 75,9%
No rubbish disposal 3,8%
Other 1,5%
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33% Unemployment rate.

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The municipality has 16 617 people who are economically active (employed or unemployed but looking for work), and of these 33% are unemployed.

Of the 9 033 economically active youth (15–34 years) in the area, 42,2% are unemployed

Employment Status Number
Employed 11128
Unemployed 5489
Discouraged Work Seeker 4489
Not Economically Active 31528
Income Percentage
None income 13%
R1 - R4,800 6,3%
R4,801 - R9,600 13,2%
R9,601 - R19,600 26,8%
R19,601 - R38,200 23,4%
R38,201 - R76,4000 8,4%
R76,401 - R153,800 4%
R153,801 - R307,600 2,9%
R307,601 - R614,400 1,6%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,1%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,2%
R2,457,601+ 0,1%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 4,479
Poultry production 7,775
Vegetable production 5,102
Production of other crops 2,563
Other 1,056

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

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 2,419
Animals only 5,084
Mixed farming 4,235
Other 151

**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 4,014
R1-R4 800 513
R4 801-R38 400 6,394
R38 401-R307 200 586
R307 201+ 80
Unspecified 301

Key Statistics 2011

Total population96,556
Young (0-14)40,5%
Working Age (15-64)54,5%
Elderly (65+)5%
Dependency ratio83,4
Sex ratio86,4
Growth rate0,45% (2001-2011)
Population density89 persons/km2
Unemployment rate33%
Youth unemployment rate42,2%
No schooling aged 20+16,3%
Higher education aged 20+4,9%
Matric aged 20+15,3%
Number of households21,619
Number of Agricultural households11,889
Average household size4,3
Female headed households56,6%
Formal dwellings47,7%
Housing owned/paying off66,2%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage8,7%
Weekly refuse removal15,7%
Piped water inside dwelling10,3%
Electricity for lighting80,3%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population92,327
Young (0-14)43,2%
Working Age (15-64)54,5%
Elderly (65+)5,1%
Dependency ratio93,5%
Sex ratio77,6
Growth rate2,35% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate54,5%
Youth unemployment rate63,9%
No schooling aged 20+29,9%
Higher education aged 20+3,7%
Matric aged 20+7,7%
Number of households19,088
Average household size4,7
Female headed households61,9%
Formal dwellings38,5%
Housing owned/paying off56,2%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage11,4%
Weekly refuse removal13,1%
Piped water inside dwelling6%
Electricity for lighting27,1%