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Quick Fact
  • 5,349

  • 1,998

  • 7,7%

  • 26,5%

  • 42%

  • 14,5%

Rietfontein is Afrikaans for 'reedy fountain' or 'spring with reeds'. (GPS coordinates: 25.7181 S, 27.9329 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 population5,349
Young (0-14)19,1%
Working Age (15-64)77,1%
Elderly (65+)3,9%
Dependency ratio29,7
Sex ratio152,1
Population density243 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+7%
Higher education aged 20+7,7%
Matric aged 20+27,8%
Number of households1,998
Average household size2,6
Female headed households17,5%
Formal dwellings53,4%
Housing owned/paying off16,4%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage14,5%
Weekly refuse removal5,3%
Piped water inside dwelling26,5%
Electricity for lighting42%

Place names

Madibeng Municipality