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Quick Fact
  • 2,252

  • 570

  • 3%

  • 62,5%

  • 93%

  • 94,4%

Suurbraak is the Afrikaans form of the Dutch zuurbraak, meaning 'sour land'. (GPS coordinates: 34.0281 S, 20.6567 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 population2,252
Young (0-14)26,8%
Working Age (15-64)64,9%
Elderly (65+)8,3%
Dependency ratio54,1
Sex ratio93,4
Population density49 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+3,4%
Higher education aged 20+3%
Matric aged 20+19,5%
Number of households570
Average household size4
Female headed households39,1%
Formal dwellings92,5%
Housing owned/paying off72,1%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage94,4%
Weekly refuse removal93,7%
Piped water inside dwelling62,5%
Electricity for lighting93%

Place names

Swellendam Municipality