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  • 8,783

  • 3,044

  • 19,6%

  • 17,4%

  • 74,7%

  • 11,3%

Cofimvaba is probably named after the nearby stream which, when it rains, froths in a turbulent way to resemble milk. Another explanation is that the name is derived from cofa ('press') and mvaba ('milkbag'), referring to the process whereby lumps of sour milk are broken up within goatskin bags. (GPS coordinates: 32.0236 S, 27.586 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 population8,783
Young (0-14)26,3%
Working Age (15-64)71,6%
Elderly (65+)2,1%
Dependency ratio39,7
Sex ratio82,1
Population density415 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+3,5%
Higher education aged 20+19,6%
Matric aged 20+23,7%
Number of households3,044
Average household size2,5
Female headed households51,8%
Formal dwellings80,3%
Housing owned/paying off35,5%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage11,3%
Weekly refuse removal18,2%
Piped water inside dwelling17,4%
Electricity for lighting74,7%

Place names

Intsika Yethu Municipality