Main Place

Kenton on Sea

Quick Fact
  • 5,154

  • 1,853

  • 12,5%

  • 31,2%

  • 74,6%

  • 17,9%

Kenton on Sea is said to have been named by Captain Henry Somerset, after the village of Kenton in England. Another source states that the coastal resort was named by a Mr Tilt who had had lived in Kenton in England. He was born in 1867 and purchased land in the area. (GPS coordinates: 33.681 S, 26.6679 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 population5,154
Young (0-14)24,9%
Working Age (15-64)62,2%
Elderly (65+)13%
Dependency ratio60,9
Sex ratio87,9
Population density994 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+11,8%
Higher education aged 20+12,5%
Matric aged 20+20,9%
Number of households1,853
Average household size2,7
Female headed households48,1%
Formal dwellings73,9%
Housing owned/paying off43,4%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage17,9%
Weekly refuse removal75,3%
Piped water inside dwelling31,2%
Electricity for lighting74,6%

Place names

Ndlambe Municipality