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Quick Fact ......
  • 6,777

  • 2,445

  • 27%

  • 25,3%

  • 83,8%

  • 56,8%

Bochum is derived from the word Bochim, a biblical name (Judg. 2:1 and 5), given by the German missionary Carl Franz and his wife Helen to a mission station they established there in 1890. (GPS coordinates: 23.2954 S, 29.1349 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 population6,777
Young (0-14)30,5%
Working Age (15-64)67,8%
Elderly (65+)1,8%
Dependency ratio47,6
Sex ratio90,9
Population density392 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+6,3%
Higher education aged 20+27%
Matric aged 20+29,7%
Number of households2,445
Average household size2,6
Female headed households48,5%
Formal dwellings91,8%
Housing owned/paying off38%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage56,8%
Weekly refuse removal43,5%
Piped water inside dwelling25,3%
Electricity for lighting83,8%

Place names

Blouberg Municipality