Understanding the racial demographics of a population provides valuable insight into the potential growth and available skills within the area.
In the South African context, historical and emerging human settlement patterns have particular relevance for how municipal services are packaged in order to prevent continuation of previous policy considerations. In addition, population integration provides an understanding of the level of access of the various racial groups to the employment opportunities and government services. These dynamics hold implications for government planning, including the delivery of education, health, housing and basic services.
Langeberg has a population of 97,724 people (Census 2011). There has been a population increase of 17,605 over 5 years.
Manufacturing is the primary employer within the Langeberg, followed by agriculture, trade, catering and accommodation.
The below figures illustrates Langeberg's population distribution by race, the employment type sector and the towns where most economic activities currently take place.