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  • 1,915

  • 481

  • 13,1%

  • 61,7%

  • 77,5%

  • 45,7%

Roodepoort is Dutch for 'red pass', and refers to the red colour of the soil in the area. The settlement started out in 1888 as a gold-mining camp on a farm with the same name. (GPS coordinates: 25.7825 S, 28.7622 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 population1,915
Young (0-14)22,4%
Working Age (15-64)72,5%
Elderly (65+)5,2%
Dependency ratio38
Sex ratio124,8
Population density79 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+6,1%
Higher education aged 20+13,1%
Matric aged 20+34,5%
Number of households481
Average household size2,7
Female headed households17%
Formal dwellings74,4%
Housing owned/paying off19,4%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage45,7%
Weekly refuse removal24,1%
Piped water inside dwelling61,7%
Electricity for lighting77,5%

Place names

City of Tshwane Municipality