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Quick Fact ......
  • 5,530

  • 1,438

  • 2,4%

  • 5,8%

  • 94,9%

  • 0,3%

Ethembeni is a Xhosa name meaning 'a place of hope'. (GPS coordinates: 32.7686 S, 27.4203 E).

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Key Statistics 2011

Total population5,530
Young (0-14)31,8%
Working Age (15-64)60,7%
Elderly (65+)7,5%
Dependency ratio64,7
Sex ratio85,3
Population density1170 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+18,5%
Higher education aged 20+2,4%
Matric aged 20+9,8%
Number of households1,438
Average household size3,8
Female headed households53,8%
Formal dwellings55,9%
Housing owned/paying off88,2%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage0,3%
Weekly refuse removal1,6%
Piped water inside dwelling5,8%
Electricity for lighting94,9%

Place names

Amahlathi Municipality