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  • 3,287

  • 895

  • 4%

  • 46,5%

  • 96,6%

  • 83,4%

Pofadder is Afrikaans for 'puff adder' and was named after Klaas Pofadder, a Khoikhoi Chief. The town was established in 1875. Among South Africans, the name Pofadder is often used in everyday conversation to describe a place that is very remote and isolated, (ie, a place that is located 'in the middle of nowhere'). (GPS coordinates: 29.1606 S, 19.3945 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 population3,287
Young (0-14)29,9%
Working Age (15-64)62,2%
Elderly (65+)7,9%
Dependency ratio60,8
Sex ratio89,3
Population density20 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+2,7%
Higher education aged 20+4%
Matric aged 20+21,5%
Number of households895
Average household size3,5
Female headed households44,8%
Formal dwellings86,8%
Housing owned/paying off74,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage83,4%
Weekly refuse removal96%
Piped water inside dwelling46,5%
Electricity for lighting96,6%

Place names

Khi-Ma Municipality