Beau­fort West facts

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Pop­u­la­tion 49 586, 2.3 peo­ple/ km²

Mu­nic­i­pal elec­tions 2011: 23 818 vot­ers, turn-out 66.6 per­cent ANC 50 per­cent, DA 41 per­cent, Icosa 4 per­cent, Cope 3 per­cent, NPP 1 per­cent Me­dian age 26 (West­ern Cape), 28)

Pop­u­la­tion: 16 per­cent black African, 73 per­cent coloured, 9 per­cent white 82 per­cent speak Afrikaans

60.7 house­holds fully own home or be­ing paid off (WC 52.4 per­cent); 1.2 per­cent live in shacks (WC 18.2 per­cent)

Av­er­age an­nual house­hold in­come (me­dian) R29 400 (WC R57 300)

80.1 per­cent get wa­ter from re­gional or lo­cal ser­vice provider (WC 91.2 per­cent), 92.8 per­cent have elec­tric­ity for one of cook­ing, heat­ing or light­ing (WC 93.9 per­cent)

92.3 per­cent have ac­cess to flush or chem­i­cal toi­lets (WC 90.9 per­cent)

35.5 per­cent em­ployed (WC 50.1 per­cent) About 21 per­cent of chil­dren be­tween 15 and 17 are em­ployed (WC 17.9 per­cent), earn­ing a me­dian wage of R1 200/month

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