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Quick Fact
  • 144,026

  • 43,293

  • 19,5%

  • 69,2%

  • 94,1%

  • 69%

Pinetown was named after the governor of Natal, Sir Benjamin Pine (1809-1901). The town was established on the farm Salt River Poort in 1848. (GPS coordinates: 29.8387 S, 30.851 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 population144,026
Young (0-14)24,5%
Working Age (15-64)70,1%
Elderly (65+)5,4%
Dependency ratio42,6
Sex ratio95,4
Population density1672 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+2,6%
Higher education aged 20+19,5%
Matric aged 20+38,8%
Number of households43,293
Average household size3,2
Female headed households36,1%
Formal dwellings92,5%
Housing owned/paying off52,7%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage69%
Weekly refuse removal94,7%
Piped water inside dwelling69,2%
Electricity for lighting94,1%

Place names

Ethekwini Municipality