Main Place

Upper Xuka

Quick Fact ......
  • 274

  • 65

  • 0,8%

  • 0%

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Upper Xuka is named after the nearby Xuka River. Xuka is said to mean 'gurgle' in Xhosa and refers to the sound the water makes when flowing over the stones. (GPS coordinates: 31.7282 S, 28.1523 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 population274
Young (0-14)49,5%
Working Age (15-64)44,4%
Elderly (65+)6,2%
Dependency ratio125,4
Sex ratio73,4
Population density417 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+14,3%
Higher education aged 20+0,8%
Matric aged 20+6,7%
Number of households65
Average household size4,2
Female headed households73,8%
Formal dwellings30,8%
Housing owned/paying off93,8%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage0%
Weekly refuse removal0%
Piped water inside dwelling0%
Electricity for lighting0%

Place names

Engcobo Municipality