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  • 986

  • 231

  • 3,4%

  • 89,2%

  • 95,7%

  • 96,1%

Bitterfontein takes its name from the farm on which it was founded. The name is Afrikaans for 'bitter spring'. (GPS coordinates: 31.0304 S, 18.2597 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 population986
Young (0-14)30%
Working Age (15-64)63,3%
Elderly (65+)6,7%
Dependency ratio58
Sex ratio97,2
Population density25 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+2,7%
Higher education aged 20+3,4%
Matric aged 20+15,3%
Number of households231
Average household size4,2
Female headed households69,7%
Formal dwellings87,9%
Housing owned/paying off67,4%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage96,1%
Weekly refuse removal99,6%
Piped water inside dwelling89,2%
Electricity for lighting95,7%

Place names

Matzikama Municipality