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  • 1,169

  • 66

  • 3,5%

  • 83,3%

  • 98,5%

  • 97%

Doornfontein was established in 1887, and borrows its name from the farm on which it was laid out. The name is Dutch for 'thorn fountain' and was given because of the presence of acacia trees there. (GPS coordinates: 26.4163 S, 27.3345 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 population1,169
Young (0-14)3,2%
Working Age (15-64)96,2%
Elderly (65+)0,6%
Dependency ratio3,9
Sex ratio1000
Population density32 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+0,7%
Higher education aged 20+3,5%
Matric aged 20+17%
Number of households66
Average household size2,8
Female headed households18,2%
Formal dwellings98,5%
Housing owned/paying off3%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage97%
Weekly refuse removal98,5%
Piped water inside dwelling83,3%
Electricity for lighting98,5%

Place names

Merafong City Municipality