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Quick Fact ......
  • 14,724

  • 3,211

  • 2,9%

  • 75,7%

  • 91,7%

  • 91,2%

Bongolethu is a Xhosa word meaning 'our pride'. (GPS coordinates: 33.6003 S, 22.2399 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 population14,724
Young (0-14)29,7%
Working Age (15-64)65,2%
Elderly (65+)5%
Dependency ratio53,3
Sex ratio91,5
Population density8015 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+5,2%
Higher education aged 20+2,9%
Matric aged 20+23,6%
Number of households3,211
Average household size4,4
Female headed households41,5%
Formal dwellings89,9%
Housing owned/paying off74,1%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage91,2%
Weekly refuse removal96,5%
Piped water inside dwelling75,7%
Electricity for lighting91,7%

Place names

Oudtshoorn Municipality