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Demographic Profile

This section outlines the demographic profile of the PSJ municipality. In an attempt to improve and update statistical planning information various sources have been used and referenced to inform the analysis in this section.

 

POPULATION

The statistics issued by StatsSA in November 2012 estimates the total population of the municipality to be 156 136. This shows a steady growth of 0.61% between 2001 and 2011. There were approximately 31 715 households in PSJ by 2011.

 

The average household size has remained the same for most part of the last decade. It is estimated to be 4.9 by 2011. The majority of our population remain largely peoples of African descent.

 

gender & age distribution

PSJ population gender make-up is similar to that experienced by the country with 48% males and 52% females. In PSJ for every 100 females there are 84.4 males. The fact that females constitute the majority of population suggests that targeted strategies should be implemented to ensure effective participation of women in the processes of municipal planning and implementation. The following table extrapolates from the 2012 StatsSA report to show the age structure of our population.

 

AGE MALE FEMALE
0-4 11407 11265
5-9 11124 11025
10-14 11184 10384
15-19 11358 11240
20-24 6433 7060
25-29 4026 5046
30-34 2815 4172
35-39 2301 3811
40-44 1760 3431
45-49 1649 3353
50-54 1794 3141
55-59 1493 2400
60-64 1365 2309
65-69 838 1501
70+ 1935 4520

 

The figure above shows that the majority 51.8% of our population is in the economically active population of ages 15 to 65 years. Another 42,5% and 5,6% are in the school going and elderly age groups respectively.