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  • 1,134

  • 347

  • 12,9%

  • 66,5%

  • 87%

  • 32,3%

Jansenville is said to have been named after General Jan Willem Janssens (1762-1838), the last Batavian Governor of the Cape. The town owes its origins to the Dutch Reformed Church who established a parish there in 1854. (GPS coordinates: 32.9376 S, 24.6546 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 population1,134
Young (0-14)23,4%
Working Age (15-64)65,7%
Elderly (65+)10,9%
Dependency ratio52,2
Sex ratio91,9
Population density48 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+5,5%
Higher education aged 20+12,9%
Matric aged 20+28,2%
Number of households347
Average household size2,7
Female headed households36,1%
Formal dwellings93,7%
Housing owned/paying off49,3%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage32,3%
Weekly refuse removal87,3%
Piped water inside dwelling66,5%
Electricity for lighting87%

Place names

Ikwezi Municipality