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  • 196

  • 69

  • 26,5%

  • 42%

  • 98,6%

  • 71,4%

Rietfontein is a farm name in Afrikaans meaning 'reed fountain' or 'reed spring'. Names of farms in the area often end with fontein. (GPS coordinates: 26.0629 S, 27.8822 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 population196
Young (0-14)13,8%
Working Age (15-64)79,1%
Elderly (65+)7,1%
Dependency ratio26,5
Sex ratio142
Population density90 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+1,3%
Higher education aged 20+26,5%
Matric aged 20+33,8%
Number of households69
Average household size2,6
Female headed households17,1%
Formal dwellings78,6%
Housing owned/paying off24,3%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage71,4%
Weekly refuse removal30%
Piped water inside dwelling42%
Electricity for lighting98,6%

Place names

City of Johannesburg Municipality