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Quick Fact
  • 6,304

  • 1,713

  • 6,1%

  • 75,5%

  • 94,8%

  • 54,9%

Okiep is derived from the Khoikhoi word u-gieb which means 'the great brackish spring'. (GPS coordinates: 29.5924 S, 17.8765 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 population6,304
Young (0-14)24,7%
Working Age (15-64)67,7%
Elderly (65+)7,6%
Dependency ratio47,8
Sex ratio97,4
Population density163 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+1,9%
Higher education aged 20+6,1%
Matric aged 20+19,5%
Number of households1,713
Average household size3,6
Female headed households42,4%
Formal dwellings97%
Housing owned/paying off72,3%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage54,9%
Weekly refuse removal99,5%
Piped water inside dwelling75,5%
Electricity for lighting94,8%

Place names

Nama Khoi Municipality