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  • 62,458

  • 19,413

  • 3%

  • 38,7%

  • 64,3%

  • 63,2%

Khutsong means 'place of rest'. In 2006, the township was transferred from Gauteng Province to North West Province as a result of changes in provincial borders. This decision led to protest action, as residents believed that they would receive poorer quality service from North West. In 2009, the area was reintegrated into Gauteng Province. (GPS coordinates: 26.3395 S, 27.3216 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 population62,458
Young (0-14)29,4%
Working Age (15-64)67,1%
Elderly (65+)3,4%
Dependency ratio49
Sex ratio93,8
Population density3866 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+7,6%
Higher education aged 20+3%
Matric aged 20+23,1%
Number of households19,413
Average household size3,2
Female headed households44,6%
Formal dwellings52,8%
Housing owned/paying off41,4%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage63,2%
Weekly refuse removal63,1%
Piped water inside dwelling38,7%
Electricity for lighting64,3%

Place names

Merafong City Municipality