Main Place

Van Wyksdorp

Quick Fact
  • 833

  • 208

  • 4,3%

  • 78%

  • 88%

  • 27,7%

Van Wyksdorp is named after the most common residents' surname in the area: Van Wyk. It was founded as a parish of the Dutch Reformed Church in 1904 at a place known as Buffelsfontein ('buffalo spring'). (GPS coordinates: 33.7552 S, 21.4609 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 population833
Young (0-14)29,9%
Working Age (15-64)63,5%
Elderly (65+)6,6%
Dependency ratio57,4
Sex ratio98,8
Population density39 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+9,4%
Higher education aged 20+4,3%
Matric aged 20+16,5%
Number of households208
Average household size4
Female headed households30,1%
Formal dwellings88%
Housing owned/paying off52,2%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage27,7%
Weekly refuse removal76,4%
Piped water inside dwelling78%
Electricity for lighting88%

Place names

Kannaland Municipality