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  • 1,140

  • 490

  • 32,9%

  • 98%

  • 98,4%

  • 20,8%

Yzerfontein is Afrikaans for 'iron spring'. The area is famous for its historic lime kilns. The name may refer to the hard quality of the water found in the area. (GPS coordinates: 33.3451 S, 18.1649 E).

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  • Coombe E & Slingsby P. 2000. Beard Shaver's Bush: Place Names in the Cape. Baardskeerder.

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Key Statistics 2011

Total population1,140
Young (0-14)8,5%
Working Age (15-64)63%
Elderly (65+)28,5%
Dependency ratio58,8
Sex ratio95,7
Population density171 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+0,5%
Higher education aged 20+32,9%
Matric aged 20+43,7%
Number of households490
Average household size2,1
Female headed households21,6%
Formal dwellings96,9%
Housing owned/paying off74,7%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage20,8%
Weekly refuse removal98%
Piped water inside dwelling98%
Electricity for lighting98,4%

Place names

Swartland Municipality