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Quick Fact
  • 49,292

  • 17,119

  • 40,4%

  • 97%

  • 99,3%

  • 98,9%

Edenvale was established in 1903 on the farm Rietfontein. Originally populated by Cornish mineworkers, the settlement was possibly named after one of the owners of the original farm, John Eden. (GPS coordinates: 26.138 S, 28.158 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 population49,292
Young (0-14)18,5%
Working Age (15-64)72%
Elderly (65+)9,4%
Dependency ratio38,8
Sex ratio90,3
Population density2461 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+1%
Higher education aged 20+40,4%
Matric aged 20+39,6%
Number of households17,119
Average household size2,8
Female headed households35,4%
Formal dwellings98,9%
Housing owned/paying off62,4%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage98,9%
Weekly refuse removal98,4%
Piped water inside dwelling97%
Electricity for lighting99,3%

Place names

Ekurhuleni Municipality