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Quick Fact
  • 1,975

  • 497

  • 24,1%

  • 96%

  • 98,6%

  • 97,8%

Pniel means 'face of God' and has a biblical origin, from Genesis 32:30 where Jacob wrestled with God. (GPS coordinates: 33.8944 S, 18.9581 E).

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  • Raper PE. 2004. New dictionary of South African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers.

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Key Statistics 2011

Total population1,975
Young (0-14)18,9%
Working Age (15-64)72,1%
Elderly (65+)9%
Dependency ratio38,8
Sex ratio98,3
Population density3362 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+0,4%
Higher education aged 20+24,1%
Matric aged 20+27,6%
Number of households497
Average household size4
Female headed households21,7%
Formal dwellings98,6%
Housing owned/paying off81,5%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage97,8%
Weekly refuse removal94,6%
Piped water inside dwelling96%
Electricity for lighting98,6%

Place names

Stellenbosch Municipality