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Illovo North

Quick Fact ......
  • 24,728

  • 6,446

  • 9,3%

  • 85,4%

  • 87,6%

  • 89%

Illovo North takes its name from the Lovu River. Lovu is of Zulu origin, said to mean 'the wild, ill-tempered one'. It is also said that the word is derived from a name of a type of tree. (GPS coordinates: 30.0679 S, 30.8319 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 population24,728
Young (0-14)30,9%
Working Age (15-64)67,2%
Elderly (65+)1,9%
Dependency ratio48,8
Sex ratio87,5
Population density2982 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+2,9%
Higher education aged 20+9,3%
Matric aged 20+42,6%
Number of households6,446
Average household size3,8
Female headed households46,2%
Formal dwellings88%
Housing owned/paying off65,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage89%
Weekly refuse removal98,4%
Piped water inside dwelling85,4%
Electricity for lighting87,6%

Place names

Ethekwini Municipality