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  • 8,693

  • 1,627

  • 26,3%

  • 89,9%

  • 98,3%

  • 88,7%

Cullinan was established in 1902 on the farm Elandsfontein. It was named after Sir Thomas Major Cullinan (1862-1936), who found a diamond along a farm fence in 1898. Later purchasing the land on which he found the stone, Cullinan founded the Premier Mine. Mining commenced in earnest in 1903, and in 1905 the world's largest diamond, the Cullinan Diamond, was discovered in the area. The town was also the site of a military training centre that was used during the Second World War. (GPS coordinates: 25.6764 S, 28.5316 E).

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Key Statistics 2011

Total population8,693
Young (0-14)11,4%
Working Age (15-64)83,5%
Elderly (65+)5%
Dependency ratio19,7
Sex ratio219
Population density156 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+1,5%
Higher education aged 20+26,3%
Matric aged 20+44,1%
Number of households1,627
Average household size2,8
Female headed households27,1%
Formal dwellings97,7%
Housing owned/paying off33%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage88,7%
Weekly refuse removal91,2%
Piped water inside dwelling89,9%
Electricity for lighting98,3%

Place names

City of Tshwane Municipality