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  • 2,261

  • 604

  • 4,4%

  • 84,4%

  • 96,9%

  • 85,4%

Graafwater is Afrikaans, meaning 'dug-up water'. The name refers to the fact that the only water in the area could be found in boreholes or wells. (GPS coordinates: 32.1533 S, 18.6034 E).

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  • Coombe E & Slingsby P. 2000. Beard Shaver's Bush: Place Names in the Cape. Baardskeerder.

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Key Statistics 2011

Total population2,261
Young (0-14)26,6%
Working Age (15-64)64%
Elderly (65+)9,4%
Dependency ratio56,3
Sex ratio93,4
Population density1203 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+5,6%
Higher education aged 20+4,4%
Matric aged 20+23%
Number of households604
Average household size3,7
Female headed households42,6%
Formal dwellings96%
Housing owned/paying off71,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage85,4%
Weekly refuse removal98,2%
Piped water inside dwelling84,4%
Electricity for lighting96,9%

Place names

Cederberg Municipality