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Quick Fact ......
  • 2,105

  • 536

  • 9,3%

  • 67,5%

  • 97,6%

  • 99,3%

Garies is a name that is taken from the Khoikhoi word meaning 'couch grass'. (GPS coordinates: 30.5704 S, 17.9874 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 population2,105
Young (0-14)23,8%
Working Age (15-64)67,4%
Elderly (65+)8,8%
Dependency ratio48,4
Sex ratio98,4
Population density30 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+3,4%
Higher education aged 20+9,3%
Matric aged 20+21,9%
Number of households536
Average household size3,4
Female headed households44,4%
Formal dwellings96,6%
Housing owned/paying off68,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage99,3%
Weekly refuse removal99,1%
Piped water inside dwelling67,5%
Electricity for lighting97,6%

Place names

Kamiesberg Municipality