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  • 44

  • 20

  • 5,7%

  • 65%

  • 95%

  • 70%

Malgas is a name that refers to the black-tipped wings of the Cape gannet. The name is derived from the Portuguese Mangas de velludo ('velvet sleeves'). (GPS coordinates: 34.299 S, 20.5834 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 population44
Young (0-14)13,6%
Working Age (15-64)70,5%
Elderly (65+)15,9%
Dependency ratio41,9
Sex ratio109,5
Population density57 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+2,9%
Higher education aged 20+5,7%
Matric aged 20+14,3%
Number of households20
Average household size2,2
Female headed households30%
Formal dwellings65%
Housing owned/paying off20%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage70%
Weekly refuse removal70%
Piped water inside dwelling65%
Electricity for lighting95%

Place names

Swellendam Municipality