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Quick Fact
  • 62,406

  • 14,608

  • 7,7%

  • 66,8%

  • 92,3%

  • 76,7%

Mpumalanga is derived from Zulu, and means 'sunrise', literally: 'the sun comes out'. (GPS coordinates: 29.8113 S, 30.6335 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 population62,406
Young (0-14)29,7%
Working Age (15-64)66,4%
Elderly (65+)4%
Dependency ratio50,6
Sex ratio90,3
Population density2881 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+4,9%
Higher education aged 20+7,7%
Matric aged 20+37%
Number of households14,608
Average household size4,2
Female headed households48,3%
Formal dwellings94,9%
Housing owned/paying off70%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage76,7%
Weekly refuse removal85,1%
Piped water inside dwelling66,8%
Electricity for lighting92,3%

Place names

Ethekwini Municipality