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  • 737

  • 319

  • 31,6%

  • 59,6%

  • 93,8%

  • 27,6%

Bathurst was established in 1820, and was named after Secretary of State for the Colonies, Lord Henry Bathurst. The town was initially intended to be the administrative capital of the Albany district, but the administrative function was moved to Grahamstown by Sir Charles Somerset because of Grahamstown's superior military position. (GPS coordinates: 33.4864 S, 26.7785 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 population737
Young (0-14)15,6%
Working Age (15-64)66,6%
Elderly (65+)17,8%
Dependency ratio50,1
Sex ratio96
Population density10 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+1,1%
Higher education aged 20+31,6%
Matric aged 20+29%
Number of households319
Average household size2,2
Female headed households33,6%
Formal dwellings92,2%
Housing owned/paying off57,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage27,6%
Weekly refuse removal85,8%
Piped water inside dwelling59,6%
Electricity for lighting93,8%

Place names

Ndlambe Municipality