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Drakenstein Local Municipality is a Category B municipality and forms part of the Cape Winelands District Municipality (which also includes the Category B municipalities of Stellenbosch, Breede Valley, Witzenberg and Langeberg). It stretches from just south of the N1 freeway, including Simondium in the south, up to and including Saron in the north.

The Klein Drakenstein, Limiet and Saron mountain ranges form its eastern edge and the agricultural areas immediately to the west of the R45 form its western border. Paarl and Wellington are the main urban centres in the municipality, located in close proximity to the N1 in the south, with smaller rural settlements at Saron and Gouda in the north and Hermon in the mid-west.

Key Statistics CENSUS 2011 – Statas SA

Total population

251,262

Young (0-14)

25,6%

Working Age (15-64)

69,2%

Elderly (65+)

5,2%

Dependency ratio

44,5

Sex ratio

96,7

Growth rate

2,56% (2001-2011)

Population density

163 persons/km2

According Census 2011, Drakenstein Local Municipality has a total population of 251 262, of which 22,7% are black African, 62,5% are coloured people, 13,5% are white people, with the other population groups making up the remaining 0,4%.

Of those aged 20 years and older, 6,5% have completed primary school, 37,7% have some secondary education, 27,9% have completed matric and 11,9% have some form of higher education. 3,3% of those aged 20 years and older have no form of schooling.

Group

Percentage

Black African

22,7%

Coloured

62,5%

Indian/Asian

0,4%

White

13,5%

Other

0,9%

 

 

Language

Percentage

Afrikaans

72,5%

English

4,9%

IsiNdebele

0,1%

IsiXhosa

16,2%

IsiZulu

0,1%

Sepedi

0,1%

For more information: http://www.statssa.gov.za/?page_id=993&id=drakenstein-municipality