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Quick Fact ......
  • 176,989

  • 44,550

  • 7,5%

  • 97,6%

  • 98,9%

  • 98,4%

Phoenix was named by Thomas Watkins in reference to the replanting of his sugar cane fields that were previously destroyed by fire (ie, his new fields 'rose from the ashes'). Mahatma Ghandi also founded a farm settlement there. (GPS coordinates: 29.7029 S, 31.0102 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 population176,989
Young (0-14)20,5%
Working Age (15-64)73,6%
Elderly (65+)5,9%
Dependency ratio35,8
Sex ratio94
Population density5868 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+3,3%
Higher education aged 20+7,5%
Matric aged 20+42,8%
Number of households44,550
Average household size3,9
Female headed households31,7%
Formal dwellings97,9%
Housing owned/paying off78,2%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage98,4%
Weekly refuse removal99,3%
Piped water inside dwelling97,6%
Electricity for lighting98,9%

Place names

Ethekwini Municipality