Main Place

Murchison

Quick Fact
  • 1,288

  • 247

  • 10,5%

  • 74,5%

  • 99,6%

  • 99,2%

Murchison was named after Sir Roderick Murchison, a geologist and former President of the Royal Geographical Society, who prospected in the area. (GPS coordinates: 23.8948 S, 30.6962 E).

Character(s) left.
  • Raper PE. 2004. New dictionary of South African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers.

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Key Statistics 2011

Characteristics
Total population1,288
Young (0-14)11,2%
Working Age (15-64)86,8%
Elderly (65+)2%
Dependency ratio15,2
Sex ratio263,8
Population density220 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+1,3%
Higher education aged 20+10,5%
Matric aged 20+43,6%
Number of households247
Average household size2,6
Female headed households15%
Formal dwellings98,8%
Housing owned/paying off0,8%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage99,2%
Weekly refuse removal96,8%
Piped water inside dwelling74,5%
Electricity for lighting99,6%

Place names

Ba-Phalaborwa Municipality