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Tsomo Mission A

Quick Fact
  • 580

  • 163

  • 9,4%

  • 1,2%

  • 91,4%

  • 1,2%

Tsomo Mission is a name that refers to early Methodist missionaries who opened a school and a boarding house there. The settlement is named after the Tsomo River which flows nearby. The word Tsomo is derived from the Khoikhoi tsu ('sore') and m

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  • Local knowledge
  • Raper PE. 2004. New dictionary of South African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers.

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Key Statistics 2011

Total population580
Young (0-14)22,6%
Working Age (15-64)69,5%
Elderly (65+)7,9%
Dependency ratio43,9
Sex ratio105,7
Population density495 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+1,8%
Higher education aged 20+9,4%
Matric aged 20+27,1%
Number of households163
Average household size2,9
Female headed households47,9%
Formal dwellings96,9%
Housing owned/paying off72,6%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage1,2%
Weekly refuse removal0,6%
Piped water inside dwelling1,2%
Electricity for lighting91,4%

Place names

Intsika Yethu Municipality