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  • 236,580

  • 84,133

  • 49,1%

  • 90,3%

  • 93,8%

  • 91,3%

Centurion was formed over many years by the amalgamation of various suburbs and farms. It was officially granted City Council status in 1962 and named Lyttelton, but in 1967 it was renamed Verwoerdburg after the former prime minister Hendrik Verwoerd, a year after his assassination. In 1995 the name was changed to Centurion, after the Centurion Park (now called SuperSport Park) cricket ground that is located in the area. (GPS coordinates: 25.8606 S, 28.1082 E).

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Key Statistics 2011

Total population236,580
Young (0-14)20,2%
Working Age (15-64)73,7%
Elderly (65+)6,1%
Dependency ratio35,7
Sex ratio92,9
Population density599 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+1,3%
Higher education aged 20+49,1%
Matric aged 20+32,7%
Number of households84,133
Average household size2,7
Female headed households32,5%
Formal dwellings93%
Housing owned/paying off54,6%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage91,3%
Weekly refuse removal93,6%
Piped water inside dwelling90,3%
Electricity for lighting93,8%

Place names

City of Tshwane Municipality