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Quick Fact ......
  • 1,824

  • 566

  • 1,2%

  • 29,7%

  • 94,9%

  • 92,2%

Clarkson was founded in 1839 and named after Thomas Clarkson who assisted in abolishing the slave-trade. (GPS coordinates: 34.013 S, 24.3462 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 population1,824
Young (0-14)32,5%
Working Age (15-64)61,6%
Elderly (65+)5,9%
Dependency ratio62,2
Sex ratio95,9
Population density802 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+3,8%
Higher education aged 20+1,2%
Matric aged 20+16,4%
Number of households566
Average household size3,2
Female headed households35%
Formal dwellings98,4%
Housing owned/paying off18,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage92,2%
Weekly refuse removal68,2%
Piped water inside dwelling29,7%
Electricity for lighting94,9%

Place names

Kou-Kamma Municipality