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  • 3,742

  • 1,036

  • 9,7%

  • 95%

  • 97,9%

  • 93,1%

Ladismith was originally named Lady Smith, after the wife of Sir Harry Smith, Governor 1847-1851, Lady Juana Smith. In 1879 the name of the town was changed to Ladismith to avoid confusion with Ladysmith in KwaZulu-Natal. (GPS coordinates: 33.4849 S, 21.2573 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 population3,742
Young (0-14)21,9%
Working Age (15-64)66,6%
Elderly (65+)11,5%
Dependency ratio50,2
Sex ratio95
Population density148 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+3,6%
Higher education aged 20+9,7%
Matric aged 20+34,2%
Number of households1,036
Average household size3,2
Female headed households33,9%
Formal dwellings98,4%
Housing owned/paying off63%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage93,1%
Weekly refuse removal90,5%
Piped water inside dwelling95%
Electricity for lighting97,9%

Place names

Kannaland Municipality