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  • 1,439

  • 355

  • 2%

  • 75,2%

  • 89,9%

  • 83,3%

Buffelsjagrivier is Afrikaans for 'buffalo hunt river', named after the river that flows east of the town. Buffalo hunting was once common in this area. (GPS coordinates: 34.0472 S, 20.5259 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 population1,439
Young (0-14)28,5%
Working Age (15-64)66,6%
Elderly (65+)4,9%
Dependency ratio50,1
Sex ratio94,7
Population density3590 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+6,1%
Higher education aged 20+2%
Matric aged 20+13,8%
Number of households355
Average household size4
Female headed households36,2%
Formal dwellings80,5%
Housing owned/paying off66,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage83,3%
Weekly refuse removal96,3%
Piped water inside dwelling75,2%
Electricity for lighting89,9%

Place names

Swellendam Municipality