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Quick Fact
  • 114,291

  • 30,702

  • 14,2%

  • 85,4%

  • 96,6%

  • 93,1%

George was originally proclaimed George Town in 1811, after King George III of England who donated a Bible to a local church. (GPS coordinates: 33.9724 S, 22.4579 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 population114,291
Young (0-14)25,3%
Working Age (15-64)67%
Elderly (65+)7,7%
Dependency ratio49,2
Sex ratio93,9
Population density1477 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+2,7%
Higher education aged 20+14,2%
Matric aged 20+33,1%
Number of households30,702
Average household size3,6
Female headed households35,2%
Formal dwellings90,7%
Housing owned/paying off57,8%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage93,1%
Weekly refuse removal98,4%
Piped water inside dwelling85,4%
Electricity for lighting96,6%

Place names

George Municipality