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Quick Fact
  • 2,108

  • 793

  • 22,1%

  • 9,7%

  • 90,9%

  • 42,2%

Tsomo is named after the Tsomo River which flows nearby. The settlement originated from a military station known as the Tsomo Post, which was established in 1877. The word Tsomo is derived from the Khoikhoi tsu ('sore') and m

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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 population2,108
Young (0-14)29,4%
Working Age (15-64)68,5%
Elderly (65+)2,1%
Dependency ratio45,9
Sex ratio96,6
Population density566 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+1,2%
Higher education aged 20+22,1%
Matric aged 20+22,3%
Number of households793
Average household size2,4
Female headed households54,5%
Formal dwellings68,5%
Housing owned/paying off31,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage42,2%
Weekly refuse removal46,3%
Piped water inside dwelling9,7%
Electricity for lighting90,9%

Place names

Intsika Yethu Municipality