City of Cape Town - Census 2001 - Mitchells Plain

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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

 

Mitchells Plain

ETHNIC GROUP

Male

%

Female

%

Total

%

Black African

12,692

4.48

14,021

4.95

26,712

9.43

Coloured

122,260

43.17

131,485

46.43

253,746

89.60

Indian/Asian

902

0.32

861

0.30

1,763

0.62

White

472

0.17

504

0.18

976

0.34

Total

136,326

48.14

146,871

51.86

283,196

100.00

 

Mitchells Plain

AGE

Male

%

Female

%

Total

%

0 - 5

16,383

5.79

16,093

5.68

32,476

11.47

6 - 12

20,559

7.26

20,712

7.31

41,271

14.57

13 - 17

15,721

5.55

16,085

5.68

31,806

11.23

18 - 34

41,735

14.74

44,083

15.57

85,818

30.30

35 - 54

33,008

11.66

38,361

13.55

71,369

25.20

55 - 64

6,244

2.20

7,234

2.55

13,479

4.76

65+

2,676

0.94

4,302

1.52

6,978

2.46

Total

136,326

48.14

146,871

51.86

283,196

100.00

 

Mitchells Plain

EDUCATION LEVEL OF ADULTS (20+)

Male

%

Female

%

Total

%

No schooling

1,977

1.20

2,265

1.38

4,242

2.58

Grade 1- 6

8,925

5.42

10,469

6.36

19,394

11.78

Grade 7

6,521

3.96

9,357

5.68

15,878

9.64

Grade 8 - 11

39,784

24.16

42,741

25.95

82,525

50.11

Grade 12

16,719

10.15

18,536

11.26

35,256

21.41

Certificate with less than grade 12

395

0.24

360

0.22

755

0.46

Cert/dip with grade 12

2,266

1.38

2,763

1.68

5,029

3.05

Bachelorís degree

334

0.20

443

0.27

777

0.47

Bachelorís degree and diploma

181

0.11

245

0.15

425

0.26

Honourís degree

124

0.08

112

0.07

236

0.14

Higher degree (masterís or doctorate)

102

0.06

66

0.04

168

0.10

Total

77,328

46.96

87,357

53.04

164,685

100.00

 

Mitchells Plain

LANGUAGE

Male

%

Female

%

Total

%

English

53,487

18.89

58,443

20.64

111,930

39.52

Afrikaans

72,567

25.62

77,001

27.19

149,568

52.81

Xhosa

9,298

3.28

10,558

3.73

19,856

7.01

Other African

570

0.20

528

0.19

1,098

0.39

Other

403

0.14

342

0.12

745

0.26

Total

136,326

48.14

146,871

51.86

283,196

100.00

 

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Employment Profile by Gender

 

Work Status, Occupation, Income

 

Mitchells Plain

WORK STATUS - ECONOMICALLY ACTIVE†† Aged 15 to 65

Male

%

Female

%

Total

%

Employed

50,278

40.80

40,329

32.73

90,607

73.52

Unemployed

17,538

14.23

15,091

12.25

32,629

26.48

Economically Active Total

67,816

55.03

55,420

44.97

123,236

100.00

 

Mitchells Plain

WORK STATUS - ECONOMICALLY INACTIVE†† Aged 15 to 65

Male

%

Female

%

Total

%

Scholar or student

11,019

16.19

12,029

17.68

23,048

33.87

Home-maker or housewife

466

0.68

21,062

30.95

21,527

31.64

Pensioner or retired person/too old to work

2,630

3.87

3,663

5.38

6,292

9.25

Unable to work due to illness or disability

3,856

5.67

2,627

3.86

6,483

9.53

Seasonal worker not working presently

594

0.87

421

0.62

1,015

1.49

Does not choose to work

1,160

1.70

1,586

2.33

2,747

4.04

Could not find work

3,454

5.08

3,478

5.11

6,932

10.19

Economically Inactive Total

23,179

34.06

44,865

65.94

68,044

100.00

 

Mitchells Plain

OCCUPATION OF LABOUR FORCE

Male

%

Female

%

Total

%

Legislators, senior officials and managers

2,290

2.53

1,355

1.50

3,645

4.02

Professionals

1,815

2.00

1,657

1.83

3,473

3.83

Technicians and associate professionals

4,053

4.47

5,427

5.99

9,480

10.46

Clerks

5,951

6.57

9,673

10.68

15,624

17.24

Service workers, shop and market sales workers

5,283

5.83

4,413

4.87

9,696

10.70

Skilled agricultural and fishery workers

387

0.43

93

0.10

480

0.53

Craft and related trades workers

11,386

12.57

3,304

3.65

14,690

16.21

Plant and machine operators and assemblers

7,308

8.07

4,916

5.43

12,224

13.49

Elementary occupations

8,922

9.85

6,883

7.60

15,805

17.44

Undetermined

2,882

3.18

2,607

2.88

5,489

6.06

Total

50,278

55.49

40,329

44.51

90,607

100.00

 

Mitchells Plain

INCOME OF EARNERS (PER MONTH)

Male

%

Female

%

Total

%

0 - R1 600

17,931

19.79

19,109

21.09

37,040

40.88

R1 601 - R6 400

29,084

32.10

19,627

21.66

48,712

53.76

R6 401 - R25 600

2,992

3.30

1,470

1.62

4,462

4.92

R25 601 - R102 400

231

0.25

111

0.12

342

0.38

R102 401 or more

39

0.04

12

0.01

51

0.06

Total

50,278

55.49

40,329

44.51

90,607

100.00

 

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Housing Profile

 

Type of Dwelling, Ownership, Household Income

 

Mitchells Plain

TYPE OF DWELLING

Number 

%

House or brick structure on a separate stand or yard

41,100

67.10

Traditional dwelling/hut/structure made of traditional materials

655

1.07

Flat in block of flats

1,142

1.86

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

13,625

22.25

House/flat/room in back yard

1,458

2.38

Informal dwelling/shack in back yard

1,740

2.84

Informal dwelling/shack NOT in back yard

636

1.04

Room/flatlet not in back yard but on shared property

475

0.78

Caravan or tent

75

0.12

Private ship/boat

18

0.03

Not applicable (living quarters is not housing unit)

323

0.53

Total

61,248

100.00

 

Mitchells Plain

DWELLING OWNERSHIP

Number 

%

Owned and fully paid off

15,497

25.30

Owned but not yet paid off

33,061

53.98

Rented

10,751

17.55

Occupied rent-free

1,615

2.64

Not applicable

323

0.53

Total

61,248

100.00

 

Mitchells Plain

HOUSEHOLD INCOME (PER ANNUM)

Number 

%

0 - R19 200

18,210

29.73

R19 201 - R76 800

30,384

49.61

R76 801 - R307 200

12,095

19.75

R307 201 - R1 228 800

453

0.74

R1 228 801 and more

106

0.17

Total

61,248

100.00

 

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Service Profile

 

Electricity, Water, Sanitation, Refuse Removal

 

Mitchells Plain

TYPE OF FUEL USED FOR LIGHTING

Number

%

Electricity

60,471

98.77

Gas

63

0.10

Paraffin

327

0.53

Candles

305

0.50

Solar

33

0.05

Other

27

0.04

Total

61,226

100.00

 

Mitchells Plain

ACCESS TO WATER

Number

%

Piped water inside dwelling

54,143

88.43

Piped water inside yard

4,377

7.15

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

570

0.93

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

1,560

2.55

Borehole

6

0.01

Spring

21

0.03

Rain-water tank

0

0.00

Dam/pool/stagnant water

30

0.05

River/stream

0

0.00

Water vendor

18

0.03

Other

502

0.82

Total

61,226

100.00

 

Mitchells Plain

TYPE OF SANITATION

Number

%

Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system)

58,965

96.31

Flush toilet (with septic tank)

467

0.76

Chemical toilet

238

0.39

Pit latrine with ventilation (VIP)

63

0.10

Pit latrine without ventilation

91

0.15

Bucket latrine

181

0.30

None

1,220

1.99

Total

61,226

100.00

 

Mitchells Plain

TYPE OF REFUSE REMOVAL

Number

%

Removed by local authority at least once a week

60,784

99.28

Removed by local authority less often

120

0.20

Communal refuse dump

30

0.05

Own refuse dump

119

0.19

No rubbish disposal

172

0.28

Total

61,226

100.00

 

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