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Quick Fact
  • 89,714

  • 25,763

  • 12,8%

  • 55,1%

  • 55,9%

  • 55,6%

Lenasia was founded in 1958 as an Indian township. The name Lenasia is possibly an amalgamation of the words Lenz and Asia. Lenz possibly originates from a Captain Lenz who owned the original piece of land on which Lenasia is located. (GPS coordinates: 26.3275 S, 27.847 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 population89,714
Young (0-14)23,4%
Working Age (15-64)70,4%
Elderly (65+)6,2%
Dependency ratio42,1
Sex ratio99,6
Population density4424 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+3,9%
Higher education aged 20+12,8%
Matric aged 20+33,8%
Number of households25,763
Average household size3,4
Female headed households28,3%
Formal dwellings58,8%
Housing owned/paying off48,1%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage55,6%
Weekly refuse removal95,4%
Piped water inside dwelling55,1%
Electricity for lighting55,9%

Place names

City of Johannesburg Municipality