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Quick Fact
  • 6,164

  • 2,098

  • 21,5%

  • 80,4%

  • 84,7%

  • 62,1%

Wilderness was named by George Bennett, who owned the area. He bought the land (in 1877) on which the coastal resort built. (GPS coordinates: 33.9812 S, 22.605 E).

Character(s) left.
  • Raper PE. 2004. New dictionary of South African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers.

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Key Statistics 2011

Total population6,164
Young (0-14)19,7%
Working Age (15-64)65,9%
Elderly (65+)14,4%
Dependency ratio51,7
Sex ratio100,2
Population density167 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+3,2%
Higher education aged 20+21,5%
Matric aged 20+29,7%
Number of households2,098
Average household size2,7
Female headed households36,4%
Formal dwellings81,9%
Housing owned/paying off65,2%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage62,1%
Weekly refuse removal96,3%
Piped water inside dwelling80,4%
Electricity for lighting84,7%

Place names

George Municipality