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Quick Fact
  • 34,597

  • 12,416

  • 6,1%

  • 27,6%

  • 95,4%

  • 18,6%

Phokeng is named after the BaPhokeng tribe, and means 'people of the mist'. (GPS coordinates: 25.6148 S, 27.1769 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 population34,597
Young (0-14)24,3%
Working Age (15-64)70,4%
Elderly (65+)5,3%
Dependency ratio42
Sex ratio112
Population density1009 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+3,9%
Higher education aged 20+6,1%
Matric aged 20+35%
Number of households12,416
Average household size2,7
Female headed households33,2%
Formal dwellings74,5%
Housing owned/paying off37,7%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage18,6%
Weekly refuse removal94,9%
Piped water inside dwelling27,6%
Electricity for lighting95,4%

Place names

Rustenburg Municipality