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Quick Fact
  • 8,166

  • 2,610

  • 17,2%

  • 56,7%

  • 71,2%

  • 49,1%

Rayton was established in either 1903 or 1904 on the farm Elandshoek. The name was formed from parts of the first and second name of Mrs Ray Wollaston, wife of the general manager of the Montrose Diamond Mining Company that originally established the town. (GPS coordinates: 25.7117 S, 28.4775 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 population8,166
Young (0-14)20%
Working Age (15-64)72,7%
Elderly (65+)7,4%
Dependency ratio37,6
Sex ratio109,6
Population density56 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+3,6%
Higher education aged 20+17,2%
Matric aged 20+37,5%
Number of households2,610
Average household size2,9
Female headed households24,5%
Formal dwellings73,2%
Housing owned/paying off44,2%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage49,1%
Weekly refuse removal44,6%
Piped water inside dwelling56,7%
Electricity for lighting71,2%

Place names

City of Tshwane Municipality