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  • 239

  • 48

  • 2%

  • 0%

  • 2,1%

  • 0%

Xuka is named after the nearby Xuka River. The name is said to mean 'gurgle', referring to the sound the water makes when it flows over stones. (GPS coordinates: 31.6934 S, 28.121 E).

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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 population239
Young (0-14)44,1%
Working Age (15-64)50%
Elderly (65+)5,9%
Dependency ratio100
Sex ratio102,5
Population density453 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+25,5%
Higher education aged 20+2%
Matric aged 20+3,9%
Number of households48
Average household size5
Female headed households41,7%
Formal dwellings29,8%
Housing owned/paying off54,2%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage0%
Weekly refuse removal0%
Piped water inside dwelling0%
Electricity for lighting2,1%

Place names

Engcobo Municipality