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Quick Fact ......
  • 17,869

  • 4,871

  • 3,6%

  • 16,3%

  • 88,8%

  • 88,8%

Tshing was originally formed in 1867 and named Mphatlalatsane. In 1940 its name changed to Tshing, which is the Tswana name for the Schoonspruit. (GPS coordinates: 26.3189 S, 26.7989 E).

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  • Local knowledge
  • Raper PE. 2004. New dictionary of South African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers.

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Key Statistics 2011

Total population17,869
Young (0-14)34,3%
Working Age (15-64)60,9%
Elderly (65+)4,8%
Dependency ratio64,2
Sex ratio90,6
Population density4976 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+13,1%
Higher education aged 20+3,6%
Matric aged 20+17,6%
Number of households4,871
Average household size3,6
Female headed households45,8%
Formal dwellings85,5%
Housing owned/paying off74,8%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage88,8%
Weekly refuse removal89%
Piped water inside dwelling16,3%
Electricity for lighting88,8%

Place names

Ventersdorp Municipality