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Quick Fact ......
  • 4,204

  • 1,449

  • 11,5%

  • 60,5%

  • 63,8%

  • 61,1%

Ventersdorp was established in 1866 on the farm Roodepoort and named after the owner of the farm, Johannes Venter. (GPS coordinates: 26.298 S, 26.788 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 population4,204
Young (0-14)26,2%
Working Age (15-64)61,8%
Elderly (65+)12%
Dependency ratio61,8
Sex ratio94,7
Population density78 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+10,1%
Higher education aged 20+11,5%
Matric aged 20+27,6%
Number of households1,449
Average household size2,8
Female headed households38%
Formal dwellings66,2%
Housing owned/paying off47,6%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage61,1%
Weekly refuse removal59,4%
Piped water inside dwelling60,5%
Electricity for lighting63,8%

Place names

Ventersdorp Municipality