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  • 823

  • 303

  • 5,7%

  • 94,1%

  • 99,7%

  • 98%

Phomolong is Sotho for 'place of rest', derived from phomolo, 'to rest' or 'have a vacation'. This villiage is located at the Driefontein mine. (GPS coordinates: 26.3847 S, 27.4974 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 population823
Young (0-14)21,7%
Working Age (15-64)77,3%
Elderly (65+)1%
Dependency ratio29,4
Sex ratio121,2
Population density3539 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+2%
Higher education aged 20+5,7%
Matric aged 20+23,9%
Number of households303
Average household size2,7
Female headed households14,2%
Formal dwellings87,1%
Housing owned/paying off21,2%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage98%
Weekly refuse removal61,1%
Piped water inside dwelling94,1%
Electricity for lighting99,7%

Place names

Merafong City Municipality