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  • 17,928

  • 6,297

  • 3,5%

  • 61,4%

  • 96,8%

  • 98,9%

Wedela is a name that is derived from letters taken from the names of two mines: Western Deep levels and Elandsrand. (GPS coordinates: 26.4643 S, 27.3848 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 population17,928
Young (0-14)27,1%
Working Age (15-64)71,7%
Elderly (65+)1,2%
Dependency ratio39,4
Sex ratio104,4
Population density6439 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+2,4%
Higher education aged 20+3,5%
Matric aged 20+29,2%
Number of households6,297
Average household size2,8
Female headed households31,7%
Formal dwellings84,8%
Housing owned/paying off23,1%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage98,9%
Weekly refuse removal97,8%
Piped water inside dwelling61,4%
Electricity for lighting96,8%

Place names

Merafong City Municipality