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  • 6,234

  • 1,680

  • 3,5%

  • 69,8%

  • 87,6%

  • 80%

Klawer is an Afrikaans word 'clover', named for the klawer-suring, a type of wild clover which grows in the area after extensive rains. (GPS coordinates: 31.7748 S, 18.6254 E).

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  • Coombe E & Slingsby P. 2000. Beard Shaver's Bush: Place Names in the Cape. Baardskeerder.

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Key Statistics 2011

Total population6,234
Young (0-14)28,1%
Working Age (15-64)65,5%
Elderly (65+)6,4%
Dependency ratio52,6
Sex ratio96,5
Population density972 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+5,4%
Higher education aged 20+3,5%
Matric aged 20+20,4%
Number of households1,680
Average household size3,7
Female headed households40,2%
Formal dwellings75,2%
Housing owned/paying off67%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage80%
Weekly refuse removal97,8%
Piped water inside dwelling69,8%
Electricity for lighting87,6%

Place names

Matzikama Municipality