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Quick Fact ......
  • 17,537

  • 5,172

  • 11%

  • 80,2%

  • 96,8%

  • 84,6%

Swellendam is named after the Governor, Hendrik Swellengrebel, and his wife, Helena ten Damme. (GPS coordinates: 34.0499 S, 20.4559 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 population17,537
Young (0-14)24,8%
Working Age (15-64)66,6%
Elderly (65+)8,6%
Dependency ratio50,2
Sex ratio94,8
Population density302 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+5%
Higher education aged 20+11%
Matric aged 20+25,8%
Number of households5,172
Average household size3,3
Female headed households34,6%
Formal dwellings82,8%
Housing owned/paying off72%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage84,6%
Weekly refuse removal97,8%
Piped water inside dwelling80,2%
Electricity for lighting96,8%

Place names

Swellendam Municipality