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  • 3,125

  • 654

  • 13,7%

  • 92,8%

  • 97,4%

  • 69,6%

Mcgregor was originally named Lady Grey. The name was changed to avoid confusion with the a town of the same name in KwaZulu-Natal. It was renamed after Reverend Andrew McGregor who was the Dutch Reformed Church minister of the Robertson District. The town is part of the broader wine route network of the Western Cape and is situated at one end of the popular Boesmanskloof Trail. (GPS coordinates: 33.9407 S, 19.8225 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 population3,125
Young (0-14)27,5%
Working Age (15-64)65,6%
Elderly (65+)6,9%
Dependency ratio52,4
Sex ratio89,5
Population density142 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+3,6%
Higher education aged 20+13,7%
Matric aged 20+18%
Number of households654
Average household size3,5
Female headed households32,8%
Formal dwellings98,5%
Housing owned/paying off59,7%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage69,6%
Weekly refuse removal94,6%
Piped water inside dwelling92,8%
Electricity for lighting97,4%

Place names

Langeberg Municipality