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Quick Fact ......
  • 5,397

  • 1,829

  • 21%

  • 89,7%

  • 97,9%

  • 97,7%

Oberholzer was proclaimed in March 1939 on the farm Wonderfontein and named after the owner of the farm, Hendrik Oberholzer. (GPS coordinates: 26.3467 S, 27.382 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 population5,397
Young (0-14)18,7%
Working Age (15-64)72,6%
Elderly (65+)8,8%
Dependency ratio37,8
Sex ratio97,5
Population density1310 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+1,3%
Higher education aged 20+21%
Matric aged 20+40,2%
Number of households1,829
Average household size2,9
Female headed households26,2%
Formal dwellings94,8%
Housing owned/paying off59,2%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage97,7%
Weekly refuse removal97,5%
Piped water inside dwelling89,7%
Electricity for lighting97,9%

Place names

Merafong City Municipality