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Quick Fact
  • 3,029

  • 855

  • 6,1%

  • 92,3%

  • 71,6%

  • 64,7%

Frasersburg was named after two individuals: the Reverend Colin Fraser, father of President MT Steyn's wife, and Gerrit Jacobus Meyburgh, an elder. The town was laid out on the farm Rietfontein in 1851. (GPS coordinates: 31.8984 S, 21.5418 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 population3,029
Young (0-14)30,3%
Working Age (15-64)61,2%
Elderly (65+)8,5%
Dependency ratio63,4
Sex ratio99,1
Population density31 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+20,6%
Higher education aged 20+6,1%
Matric aged 20+17,8%
Number of households855
Average household size3,4
Female headed households40,8%
Formal dwellings97,5%
Housing owned/paying off60,6%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage64,7%
Weekly refuse removal98,4%
Piped water inside dwelling92,3%
Electricity for lighting71,6%

Place names

Karoo Hoogland Municipality