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Quick Fact
  • 4,514

  • 1,036

  • 5,5%

  • 45,1%

  • 92,4%

  • 97,4%

Noupoort is an Afrikaans name that means 'narrow pass', referring to a gap in the Carlton Hills which is located about 30km to the north-west of the town. (GPS coordinates: 31.1928 S, 24.9478 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 population4,514
Young (0-14)34,6%
Working Age (15-64)58,8%
Elderly (65+)6,6%
Dependency ratio70,1
Sex ratio92,7
Population density479 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+12,8%
Higher education aged 20+5,5%
Matric aged 20+21,4%
Number of households1,036
Average household size4,2
Female headed households39,2%
Formal dwellings95,1%
Housing owned/paying off48,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage97,4%
Weekly refuse removal86,9%
Piped water inside dwelling45,1%
Electricity for lighting92,4%

Place names

Umsobomvu Municipality