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  • 19,102

  • 4,841

  • 14,7%

  • 91,9%

  • 97,3%

  • 98,7%

Laudium was established on the farm Mooiplaats in 1960, and proclaimed an Indian township by the apartheid government in 1961. It was originally named Claudius, after Claudius Marais de Vries, mayor of Pretoria. It is said that the name Laudium is derived from parts of the mayor's first two names: laudiu from Claudius and M from Marais. (GPS coordinates: 25.7868 S, 28.0961 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 population19,102
Young (0-14)20,1%
Working Age (15-64)70,5%
Elderly (65+)9,4%
Dependency ratio41,8
Sex ratio97,6
Population density3148 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+6,7%
Higher education aged 20+14,7%
Matric aged 20+39,6%
Number of households4,841
Average household size3,9
Female headed households35,3%
Formal dwellings96,9%
Housing owned/paying off46,7%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage98,7%
Weekly refuse removal98,7%
Piped water inside dwelling91,9%
Electricity for lighting97,3%

Place names

City of Tshwane Municipality