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Population & People


City of Johannesburg statistics

The statistics below are those provided by the Census 2001 report compiled by Stats SA.



According to 2011 census the City of Johannesburg Local Municipality has a total population of 4,4 million of which 76,4% are black African, 12,3% are white people, 5,6% are coloured people, and 4,9% are Indian/Asian. Of those 20 years and older 3,4%have completed primary school, 32,4% have some secondary education, 34,9% have completed matric, 19,2% have some form of higher education, and 2.9% of those aged 20 years and older have no form of schooling.


Living Conditions


There is 1 434 856 households in the municipality with an average household size of 2,8 persons per household. 64,7% of households have access to piped water, 26,9% have water in their yard and only 1,4% of households do not have access piped water.

90,8% of households have access to electricity


Key Statistics 2011
Total population4,434,827
Young (0-14)23,2%
Working Age (15-64)72,7%
Elderly (65+)4,1%
Dependency ratio37,6
Sex ratio100,7
Population growth rate3,18% (2001-2011)
Population density2696 persons/km2
Unemployment rate25%
Youth unemployment rate31,5%
No schooling aged 20+2,9%
Higher education aged 20+19,2%
Matric aged 20+34,7%
Number of households1,434,856
Number of Agricultural households80,316
Average household size2,8
Female headed households36,2%
Formal dwellings81,4%
Housing owned/paying off40,2%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage87,1%
Weekly refuse removal95,3%
Piped water inside dwelling64,7%
Electricity for lighting90,8%


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