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  • 11,366

  • 3,571

  • 66,2%

  • 97,7%

  • 99,2%

  • 98,9%

Centurion was formed over many years by the amalgamation of various suburbs and farms. It was officially granted City Council status in 1962 and named Lyttelton, but in 1967 it was renamed Verwoerdburg after the former prime minister who was assassinated the previous year. In 1995 its name changed to Centurion, after the Centurion Park. (GPS coordinates: 25.9236 S, 28.1913 E).

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Key Statistics 2011

Total population11,366
Young (0-14)30,2%
Working Age (15-64)66,1%
Elderly (65+)3,7%
Dependency ratio51,4
Sex ratio89,2
Population density1320 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+1,2%
Higher education aged 20+66,2%
Matric aged 20+20,9%
Number of households3,571
Average household size3
Female headed households32,4%
Formal dwellings99,2%
Housing owned/paying off72,5%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage98,9%
Weekly refuse removal98%
Piped water inside dwelling97,7%
Electricity for lighting99,2%

Place names

Ekurhuleni Municipality