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  • 47,306

  • 12,100

  • 7,5%

  • 42,1%

  • 94,4%

  • 34,1%

Matsulu is a name that is said to mean 'place of the Zulus', and is Sotho in origin. (GPS coordinates: 25.5104 S, 31.3396 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 population47,306
Young (0-14)32,9%
Working Age (15-64)63,7%
Elderly (65+)3,4%
Dependency ratio56,9
Sex ratio91,4
Population density2631 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+15,9%
Higher education aged 20+7,5%
Matric aged 20+36,6%
Number of households12,100
Average household size3,9
Female headed households42,6%
Formal dwellings88,3%
Housing owned/paying off80,6%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage34,1%
Weekly refuse removal79,2%
Piped water inside dwelling42,1%
Electricity for lighting94,4%

Place names

Mbombela Municipality