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De Rust

Quick Fact ......
  • 3,566

  • 847

  • 5,3%

  • 51,9%

  • 80,7%

  • 63,1%

De Rust is named after the farm on which it was established. De Rust is Dutch for 'rest' or 'repose'. (GPS coordinates: 33.4885 S, 22.5268 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 population3,566
Young (0-14)31,2%
Working Age (15-64)61,8%
Elderly (65+)7%
Dependency ratio61,7
Sex ratio89,5
Population density202 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+5%
Higher education aged 20+5,3%
Matric aged 20+19,9%
Number of households847
Average household size4,2
Female headed households38,4%
Formal dwellings70,6%
Housing owned/paying off80,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage63,1%
Weekly refuse removal70,8%
Piped water inside dwelling51,9%
Electricity for lighting80,7%

Place names

Oudtshoorn Municipality