City of Cape Town - Census 2001 - Khayelitsha

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Demographic Profile, Employment Profile, Housing Profile, Service Profile

 

Compiled by Strategic Development Information and GIS from 2001 Census data supplied by Statistics South Africa

 

Demographic Profile by Gender

 

Ethnic Group, Age, Education, Language

 

Khayelitsha

ETHNIC GROUP

Male

%

Female

%

Total

%

Black African

157,262

47.80

169,841

51.62

327,103

99.42

Coloured

784

0.24

991

0.30

1,774

0.54

Indian/Asian

21

0.01

18

0.01

39

0.01

White

51

0.02

33

0.01

84

0.03

Total

158,118

48.06

170,883

51.94

329,000

100.00

 

Khayelitsha

AGE

Male

%

Female

%

Total

%

0 - 5

20,088

6.11

19,778

6.01

39,866

12.12

6 - 12

21,975

6.68

23,001

6.99

44,976

13.67

13 - 17

15,505

4.71

18,098

5.50

33,603

10.21

18 - 34

60,864

18.50

68,082

20.69

128,947

39.19

35 - 54

33,814

10.28

35,403

10.76

69,217

21.04

55 - 64

4,196

1.28

4,441

1.35

8,637

2.63

65+

1,676

0.51

2,079

0.63

3,755

1.14

Total

158,118

48.06

170,883

51.94

329,000

100.00

 

Khayelitsha

EDUCATION LEVEL OF ADULTS (20+)

Male

%

Female

%

Total

%

No schooling

6,804

3.49

6,810

3.49

13,614

6.98

Grade 1- 6

19,259

9.88

12,877

6.60

32,136

16.48

Grade 7

8,636

4.43

8,235

4.22

16,871

8.65

Grade 8 - 11

37,861

19.41

46,287

23.74

84,148

43.15

Grade 12

17,369

8.91

21,694

11.12

39,063

20.03

Certificate with less than grade 12

324

0.17

440

0.23

765

0.39

Cert/dip with grade 12

2,398

1.23

3,932

2.02

6,330

3.25

Bachelorís degree

593

0.30

634

0.33

1,228

0.63

Bachelorís degree and diploma

225

0.12

290

0.15

515

0.26

Honourís degree

78

0.04

139

0.07

217

0.11

Higher degree (masterís or doctorate)

63

0.03

67

0.03

130

0.07

Total

93,609

48.00

101,407

52.00

195,015

100.00

 

Khayelitsha

LANGUAGE

Male

%

Female

%

Total

%

English

447

0.14

346

0.11

793

0.24

Afrikaans

1,176

0.36

1,424

0.43

2,599

0.79

Xhosa

152,177

46.25

165,428

50.28

317,605

96.54

Other African

4,016

1.22

3,616

1.10

7,632

2.32

Other

302

0.09

69

0.02

371

0.11

Total

158,118

48.06

170,883

51.94

329,000

100.00

 

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Employment Profile by Gender

 

Work Status, Occupation, Income

 

Khayelitsha

WORK STATUS - ECONOMICALLY ACTIVE†† Aged 15 to 65

Male

%

Female

%

Total

%

Employed

45,156

28.11

33,892

21.10

79,048

49.20

Unemployed

35,689

22.21

45,918

28.58

81,608

50.80

Economically Active Total

80,845

50.32

79,810

49.68

160,656

100.00

 

Khayelitsha

WORK STATUS - ECONOMICALLY INACTIVE†† Aged 15 to 65

Male

%

Female

%

Total

%

Scholar or student

17,380

25.66

21,413

31.62

38,793

57.28

Home-maker or housewife

164

0.24

3,305

4.88

3,468

5.12

Pensioner or retired person/too old to work

1,323

1.95

2,379

3.51

3,702

5.47

Unable to work due to illness or disability

2,325

3.43

2,404

3.55

4,729

6.98

Seasonal worker not working presently

572

0.84

594

0.88

1,166

1.72

Does not choose to work

1,691

2.50

2,528

3.73

4,219

6.23

Could not find work

4,505

6.65

7,144

10.55

11,649

17.20

Economically Inactive Total

27,959

41.28

39,767

58.72

67,726

100.00

 

Khayelitsha

OCCUPATION OF LABOUR FORCE

Male

%

Female

%

Total

%

Legislators, senior officials and managers

663

0.84

390

0.49

1,053

1.33

Professionals

1,037

1.31

750

0.95

1,788

2.26

Technicians and associate professionals

1,328

1.68

2,042

2.58

3,369

4.26

Clerks

2,169

2.74

2,669

3.38

4,839

6.12

Service workers, shop and market sales workers

7,453

9.43

4,419

5.59

11,873

15.02

Skilled agricultural and fishery workers

713

0.90

177

0.22

890

1.13

Craft and related trades workers

8,815

11.15

1,496

1.89

10,310

13.04

Plant and machine operators and assemblers

6,545

8.28

670

0.85

7,215

9.13

Elementary occupations

13,333

16.87

18,865

23.87

32,199

40.73

Undetermined

3,100

3.92

2,413

3.05

5,513

6.97

Total

45,156

57.12

33,892

42.88

79,048

100.00

 

Khayelitsha

INCOME OF EARNERS (PER MONTH)

Male

%

Female

%

Total

%

0 - R1 600

33,120

41.90

28,407

35.94

61,527

77.83

R1 601 - R6 400

11,468

14.51

5,106

6.46

16,574

20.97

R6 401 - R25 600

472

0.60

337

0.43

809

1.02

R25 601 - R102 400

81

0.10

36

0.05

117

0.15

R102 401 or more

15

0.02

6

0.01

21

0.03

Total

45,156

57.12

33,892

42.88

79,048

100.00

 

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Housing Profile

 

Type of Dwelling, Ownership, Household Income

 

Khayelitsha

TYPE OF DWELLING

Number 

%

House or brick structure on a separate stand or yard

25,699

29.89

Traditional dwelling/hut/structure made of traditional materials

1,978

2.30

Flat in block of flats

262

0.30

Town/cluster/semi-detached house (simplex; duplex; triplex)

585

0.68

House/flat/room in back yard

929

1.08

Informal dwelling/shack in back yard

6,250

7.27

Informal dwelling/shack NOT in back yard

49,051

57.05

Room/flatlet not in back yard but on shared property

422

0.49

Caravan or tent

440

0.51

Private ship/boat

6

0.01

Not applicable (living quarters is not housing unit)

362

0.42

Total

85,983

100.00

 

Khayelitsha

DWELLING OWNERSHIP

Number 

%

Owned and fully paid off

31,748

36.92

Owned but not yet paid off

11,004

12.80

Rented

14,406

16.75

Occupied rent-free

28,463

33.10

Not applicable

362

0.42

Total

85,983

100.00

 

Khayelitsha

HOUSEHOLD INCOME (PER ANNUM)

Number 

%

0 - R19 200

61,835

71.92

R19 201 - R76 800

21,715

25.25

R76 801 - R307 200

2,179

2.53

R307 201 - R1 228 800

150

0.17

R1 228 801 and more

103

0.12

Total

85,983

100.00

 

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Service Profile

 

Electricity, Water, Sanitation, Refuse Removal

 

Khayelitsha

TYPE OF FUEL USED FOR LIGHTING

Number

%

Electricity

65,397

76.03

Gas

354

0.41

Paraffin

18,773

21.83

Candles

1,363

1.58

Solar

60

0.07

Other

69

0.08

Total

86,016

100.00

 

Khayelitsha

ACCESS TO WATER

Number

%

Piped water inside dwelling

17,286

20.10

Piped water inside yard

35,757

41.57

Piped water on community stand: distance less than 200m. from dwelling

18,335

21.32

Piped water on community stand: distance greater than 200m. from dwelling

13,583

15.79

Borehole

9

0.01

Spring

12

0.01

Rain-water tank

18

0.02

Dam/pool/stagnant water

208

0.24

River/stream

3

0.00

Water vendor

18

0.02

Other

788

0.92

Total

86,016

100.00

 

Khayelitsha

TYPE OF SANITATION

Number

%

Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system)

54,422

63.27

Flush toilet (with septic tank)

1,467

1.71

Chemical toilet

66

0.08

Pit latrine with ventilation (VIP)

141

0.16

Pit latrine without ventilation

75

0.09

Bucket latrine

7,555

8.78

None

22,290

25.91

Total

86,016

100.00

 

Khayelitsha

TYPE OF REFUSE REMOVAL

Number

%

Removed by local authority at least once a week

80,178

93.21

Removed by local authority less often

1,577

1.83

Communal refuse dump

1,732

2.01

Own refuse dump

1,847

2.15

No rubbish disposal

683

0.79

Total

86,016

100.00

 

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