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  • 4,429

  • 1,381

  • 11,4%

  • 51,4%

  • 95%

  • 63,4%

Keiskammahoek is named after the Keiskamma River. Keiskamma is a word that is of Khoekhoen origin and means 'puffadder river'. The Portuguese named the river was Rio de S

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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 population4,429
Young (0-14)29,3%
Working Age (15-64)66%
Elderly (65+)4,8%
Dependency ratio51,6
Sex ratio78
Population density283 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+4,3%
Higher education aged 20+11,4%
Matric aged 20+23,4%
Number of households1,381
Average household size2,9
Female headed households52,9%
Formal dwellings74,4%
Housing owned/paying off57,2%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage63,4%
Weekly refuse removal47,8%
Piped water inside dwelling51,4%
Electricity for lighting95%

Place names

Amahlathi Municipality