Main Place

Beaufort West

Quick Fact ......
  • 20,066

  • 5,325

  • 8,6%

  • 96,8%

  • 97,7%

  • 98,9%

Beaufort West was established in 1818 on the farm Hooyvlakte. It was named by Lord Charles Somerset, Governor of the Cape, 1814-1826, after his father, the fifth duke of Bedford. (GPS coordinates: 32.3547 S, 22.5759 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 population20,066
Young (0-14)30,7%
Working Age (15-64)63,4%
Elderly (65+)5,8%
Dependency ratio57,7
Sex ratio90,3
Population density381 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+8,1%
Higher education aged 20+8,6%
Matric aged 20+29,4%
Number of households5,325
Average household size3,7
Female headed households39%
Formal dwellings99,2%
Housing owned/paying off70,2%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage98,9%
Weekly refuse removal99,4%
Piped water inside dwelling96,8%
Electricity for lighting97,7%

Place names

Beaufort West Municipality