Beaufort West Local Municipality (WC053)

Demographic Information

  20162011
Population 51 08049 586
Age Structure
Population under 15 26.6%31.5%
Population 15 to 64 66.5%62.6%
Population over 65 6.9%5.9%
Dependency Ratio
Per 100 (15-64) 50.559.7
Sex Ratio
Males per 100 females 92.794.8
Population Growth
Per annum 0.67%n/a
Labour Market
Unemployment rate (official) n/a25.5%
Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a34.5%
Education (aged 20 +)
No schooling 5.4%10.1%
Matric 31.8%23.6%
Higher education 3.8%6.5%
Household Dynamics
Households 14 93513 089
Average household size 3.43.6
Female headed households 39.8%37.7%
Formal dwellings 99.6%97.9%
Housing owned 66.4%60.7%
Household Services
Flush toilet connected to sewerage 95.3%83.2%
Weekly refuse removal 91.7%83.7%
Piped water inside dwelling 77.9%81.3%
Electricity for lighting 96.0%92.0%
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