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Quick Fact
  • 7,727

  • 1,777

  • 5,2%

  • 83,2%

  • 97,5%

  • 87,8%

Ashton is a name that was taken from that of a nearby railway station, established in 1887, that was in turn named after its first stationmaster. The town itself was founded in 1940. Ashton is also known for its great wines and fruit. (GPS coordinates: 33.8428 S, 20.0917 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 population7,727
Young (0-14)29,2%
Working Age (15-64)66%
Elderly (65+)4,8%
Dependency ratio51,4
Sex ratio93,6
Population density349 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+4,5%
Higher education aged 20+5,2%
Matric aged 20+23%
Number of households1,777
Average household size4,2
Female headed households36,8%
Formal dwellings85,3%
Housing owned/paying off58,4%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage87,8%
Weekly refuse removal89,9%
Piped water inside dwelling83,2%
Electricity for lighting97,5%

Place names

Langeberg Municipality