Main Place

Groot Brakrivier

Quick Fact
  • 10,619

  • 3,148

  • 16,6%

  • 84,7%

  • 94,4%

  • 73,6%

Groot Brakrivier is an Afrikaans name which translates into 'big, brackish (or salty) river', and is located at the mouth of the river of the same name. The town was established in 1859 by the Searle family. (GPS coordinates: 34.0462 S, 22.2323 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 population10,619
Young (0-14)22,7%
Working Age (15-64)64,9%
Elderly (65+)12,4%
Dependency ratio54,1
Sex ratio92,6
Population density481 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+2,5%
Higher education aged 20+16,6%
Matric aged 20+29,1%
Number of households3,148
Average household size3,3
Female headed households38,9%
Formal dwellings91,1%
Housing owned/paying off67,5%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage73,6%
Weekly refuse removal99,2%
Piped water inside dwelling84,7%
Electricity for lighting94,4%

Place names

Mossel Bay Municipality