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Quick Fact
  • 127,967

  • 35,639

  • 8,1%

  • 57,8%

  • 84,9%

  • 91,2%

Daveyton was established in 1956, and it was named after Mrs M Davey, a town councillor who played a part in its establishment. The township claims to be the place where kota originated. Kota is taken from the word quarter, which has become a popular meal that consists of a quarter of bread with choice fillings. Daveyton is also known by the nickname Vutha or Tuka due to it being the first black township to have access to electricity. (GPS coordinates: 26.1431 S, 28.4226 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 population127,967
Young (0-14)25,3%
Working Age (15-64)70,3%
Elderly (65+)4,3%
Dependency ratio42,2
Sex ratio104,6
Population density8855 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+5,6%
Higher education aged 20+8,1%
Matric aged 20+33,5%
Number of households35,639
Average household size3,3
Female headed households36,7%
Formal dwellings70,1%
Housing owned/paying off45,1%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage91,2%
Weekly refuse removal87,9%
Piped water inside dwelling57,8%
Electricity for lighting84,9%

Place names

Ekurhuleni Municipality