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Quick Fact
  • 121,536

  • 36,075

  • 26,9%

  • 94,2%

  • 96,5%

  • 98,5%

Alberton was originally established on the farm Elandsfontein in 1904 and named after General Hendrik Abraham Alberts, the chairman of a syndicate which purchased the original estate. (GPS coordinates: 26.3057 S, 28.1115 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 population121,536
Young (0-14)21,8%
Working Age (15-64)71,4%
Elderly (65+)6,8%
Dependency ratio40,1
Sex ratio93,2
Population density1575 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+0,8%
Higher education aged 20+26,9%
Matric aged 20+43,1%
Number of households36,075
Average household size3,2
Female headed households29,7%
Formal dwellings97,7%
Housing owned/paying off61,7%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage98,5%
Weekly refuse removal97,6%
Piped water inside dwelling94,2%
Electricity for lighting96,5%

Place names

Ekurhuleni Municipality