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  • 12,470

  • 3,728

  • 36,9%

  • 94,1%

  • 99%

  • 96%

Bronkhorstspruit was established in 1904 on the farm Hondsrivier and named Erasmus after the owner, C J G Erasmus. In 1935 the name was changed to Bronkhorstspruit, after the stream of that name. It was the scene of a battle in December 1880 between a Boer commando and British troops. (GPS coordinates: 25.8784 S, 28.7083 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 population12,470
Young (0-14)21,5%
Working Age (15-64)69,8%
Elderly (65+)8,7%
Dependency ratio43,3
Sex ratio103,4
Population density367 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+1,7%
Higher education aged 20+36,9%
Matric aged 20+37,8%
Number of households3,728
Average household size2,9
Female headed households30,9%
Formal dwellings98,8%
Housing owned/paying off55,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage96%
Weekly refuse removal96,6%
Piped water inside dwelling94,1%
Electricity for lighting99%

Place names

City of Tshwane Municipality