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Quick Fact
  • 13,108

  • 3,836

  • 28,4%

  • 96,4%

  • 99,2%

  • 98,1%

Phalaborwa is said mean 'it is better here than in the south', referring to the peaceful existence that refugees enjoyed there after fleeing from the Swazi and Zulu who lived in the south. (GPS coordinates: 23.9941 S, 31.1291 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 population13,108
Young (0-14)20,7%
Working Age (15-64)73,5%
Elderly (65+)5,9%
Dependency ratio36,1
Sex ratio104,1
Population density68 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+0,9%
Higher education aged 20+28,4%
Matric aged 20+44,4%
Number of households3,836
Average household size3,1
Female headed households22,2%
Formal dwellings98,8%
Housing owned/paying off53,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage98,1%
Weekly refuse removal97,2%
Piped water inside dwelling96,4%
Electricity for lighting99,2%

Place names

Ba-Phalaborwa Municipality