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  • 10,259

  • 3,041

  • 16,3%

  • 88,4%

  • 99,5%

  • 98%

Westonaria was formed in 1948 through the amalgamation of the townships Venterspost and Westonaria. It was originally called Venterspost, but in 1952 the name changed to Westonaria when municipal status was attained. The pronunciation of the name is derived from 'western area', after the company that developed the township, Western Areas Ltd. (GPS coordinates: 26.3267 S, 27.6591 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 population10,259
Young (0-14)23,3%
Working Age (15-64)72,6%
Elderly (65+)4,1%
Dependency ratio37,8
Sex ratio100,3
Population density811 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+1,7%
Higher education aged 20+16,3%
Matric aged 20+43,8%
Number of households3,041
Average household size3,2
Female headed households26,6%
Formal dwellings98,3%
Housing owned/paying off37,8%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage98%
Weekly refuse removal98,1%
Piped water inside dwelling88,4%
Electricity for lighting99,5%

Place names

Westonaria Municipality