Central Karoo District Municipality
neighbours=Karoo (north), Cacadu (east), Eden (south), Cape Winelands (west), Namakwa (northwest)
mayor=Doreen Hugo (ANC)
Coloured, 17.40% Black, 7.30% White
languages=91.0% Afrikaans, 5.2% Xhosa, 2.0% English
The Central Karoo District Municipality is a district municipality located in the
Western Cape Provinceof South Africa. Its municipality code is DC5.
Karoo District Municipality, Northern Cape(north)
Cacadu District Municipality, Eastern Cape(east)
Eden District Municipality(south)
Cape Winelands District Municipality(west)
Namakwa District Municipality, Northern Cape(northwest)
Laingsburg Local Municipality(WC051)
Prince Albert Local Municipality(WC052)
Beaufort West Local Municipality(WC053)
District Management Area, area 5,585 km², which has no local municipality (WCDMA05) - see below
District Management Area
Part of the Central Karoo DM is a
District Management Area(DMA), municipality code WCDMA05, which has no local municipality.
Demographics of the DMA
As of the
censusof 2001, there are 6,184 people and 1,543 households residing in the District Management Area. The population densityis 1.11/km². The density of households is 0.28/km². The racial makeup of the DMA is Black African 17.40, Coloured75.31%, Indian/ Asian 0.00%, White 7.29%.
17.1% of all households are made up of individuals. The average household size is 4.01.
In the DMA the population is spread out with 36.8% under the age of 15, 15.2% from 15 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 15.7% from 45 to 64, and 5.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 23 years. For every 100 females there are 94.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.1 males.
In the DMA 91.0% of residents speak
Afrikaansat home, 2.0% speak English, 0.0% speak Ndebele, 5.2% speak Xhosa, 0.0% speak Zulu, 0.0% speak Northern Sotho, 0.3% speak Sotho, 0.0% speak Tswana, 0.0% speak Swati, 0.0% speak Venda, and 0.0% speak Tsonga. 1.4% of the population speaks a non-official language at home.
30.3% of residents aged 20 and over have received no schooling, 27.2% have had some
primary school, 8.6% have completed only primary school, 18.6% have had some high schooleducation, 6.3% have finished only high school, and 9.0% have an education higher than the high school level. Overall, 15.3% of residents have completed high school.
28.9% of housing units have a
telephoneand/or cell-phonein the dwelling, 56.3% have access to a phone nearby, and 14.8% have access that is not nearby or no access. 79.3% of households have a flush or chemical toilet. 62.3% have refuseremoved by the municipality at least once a week and 0.5% have no rubbish disposal. 36.9% have running water inside their dwelling, 90.9% have running water on their property, and 98.3% have access to running water. 34.2% of households use electricityfor cooking, 23.2% for heating, and 84.4% for lighting. 71.3% of households have a radio, 48.8% have a television, 4.9% own a computer, 43.1% have a refrigerator, and 16.4% have a cell-phone.
17.7% of the population aged 15-65 is unemployed. Of the unemployed persons, 22.9% are Black African, 75.0% are Coloured, 0.0% are Indian/Asian, and 1.9% are White. 23.4% of Black Africans are unemployed, 17.9% of Coloureds, 0.0% of Indians/Asians, and 4.0% of Whites.
The median annual income of working adults aged 15-65 is R 7 033 ($1,050). Males have a median annual income of R 7 761 ($1,159) versus R 4 362 ($652) for females. The median annual income by race is R 6 757 ($1,009) for Black Africans, R 6 211 ($928) for Coloureds, R 0 ($0) for Indians/Asians, and R 41 611 ($6,215) for Whites. The annual income distribution in the Central Karoo DMA is:
*No income 2.6%
*R 12 – R 4,800 ($2 - $717) 32.0%
*R 4,812 – R 9,600 ($719 - $1,434) 33.2%
*R 9,612 – R 19,200 ($1,436 – $2,868) 13.6%
*R 19,212 – R 38,400 ($2,870 - $5,736) 7.1%
*R 38,412 – R 76,800 ($5,738 - $11,471) 6.7%
*R 76,812 – R 153,600 ($11,473 - $22,942) 3.3%
*R 153,612 – R 307,200 ($22,944 - $45,885) 0.3%
*R 307,212 – R 614,400 ($45,887 - $91,770) 0.7%
*R 614,412 or more ($91,77+) 0.4%
[http://www.statssa.gov.za/census01/Census/Database/Census%202001/Census%202001.asp Statistics South Africa Census 2001]
Election results for Central Karoo in the
South African general election, 2004.
* Population 18 and over: 36 989 [61.17% of total population]
* Total votes: 23 829 [39.40% of total population]
* Voting % estimate: 64.42% votes as a % of population 18 and over
* [http://www.demarcation.org.za/ Municipal Demarcation Board]
* [http://www.statssa.gov.za/census01/html/default.asp Stats SA Census 2001 page]
* [http://www.elections.org.za/Elections2004_Static.asp Independent Electoral Commission 2004 election results]
* [http://www.capegateway.gov.za/eng/your_gov/12242 District site]
* [http://www.centralkaroo.co.za/ Tourismussite]
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