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Quick Fact
  • 14,376

  • 3,780

  • 7,8%

  • 41,9%

  • 74,7%

  • 69,5%

Elliot is named after Sir Henry George Elliot (1826-1912), Chief Magistrate of the Transkeian Territories from 1891 to 1902. The town was established in 1885. (GPS coordinates: 31.3148 S, 27.8373 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 population14,376
Young (0-14)34,7%
Working Age (15-64)59,8%
Elderly (65+)5,5%
Dependency ratio67,3
Sex ratio85,9
Population density498 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+17,7%
Higher education aged 20+7,8%
Matric aged 20+15,9%
Number of households3,780
Average household size3,7
Female headed households58,2%
Formal dwellings81,2%
Housing owned/paying off56,8%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage69,5%
Weekly refuse removal21,2%
Piped water inside dwelling41,9%
Electricity for lighting74,7%

Place names

Sakhisizwe Municipality