Main Place

Merweville

Quick Fact
  • 1,592

  • 445

  • 4%

  • 94,6%

  • 96%

  • 81,6%

Merweville was founded in 1904 on the farm Vanderbylskraal and named after Reverend P van der Merwe, minister of the Dutch Reformed Church in Beaufort West. (GPS coordinates: 32.665 S, 21.5029 E).

Character(s) left.
  • Raper PE. 2004. New dictionary of South African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers.

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Key Statistics 2011

Characteristics
Total population1,592
Young (0-14)33,1%
Working Age (15-64)60,3%
Elderly (65+)6,6%
Dependency ratio65,7
Sex ratio106,8
Population density49 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+12%
Higher education aged 20+4%
Matric aged 20+14,1%
Number of households445
Average household size3,3
Female headed households38,2%
Formal dwellings95,9%
Housing owned/paying off73,3%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage81,6%
Weekly refuse removal97,5%
Piped water inside dwelling94,6%
Electricity for lighting96%

Place names

Beaufort West Municipality