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  • 538

  • 151

  • 9,5%

  • 3,3%

  • 92%

  • 2%

Swelitsha is probably derived from zwelitsha which is a Xhosa word that means 'new land'. It is usually given to new residential areas to separate it from the old. (GPS coordinates: 30.8662 S, 28.9119 E).

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Key Statistics 2011

Total population538
Young (0-14)38,3%
Working Age (15-64)53,7%
Elderly (65+)8%
Dependency ratio86,2
Sex ratio85,2
Population density196 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+9,5%
Higher education aged 20+9,5%
Matric aged 20+4,8%
Number of households151
Average household size3,5
Female headed households56,3%
Formal dwellings67,8%
Housing owned/paying off63,3%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage2%
Weekly refuse removal0%
Piped water inside dwelling3,3%
Electricity for lighting92%

Place names

Umzimvubu Municipality