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Quick Fact
  • 5,211

  • 1,322

  • 4,5%

  • 43,3%

  • 86,3%

  • 78,1%

Petrusville was founded in about 1877 and named after Petrus Jacobus van der Walt who had bought the farm upon which the town was built. (GPS coordinates: 30.1052 S, 24.6779 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 population5,211
Young (0-14)34,9%
Working Age (15-64)60,2%
Elderly (65+)4,9%
Dependency ratio66,2
Sex ratio95,3
Population density89 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+15,7%
Higher education aged 20+4,5%
Matric aged 20+21%
Number of households1,322
Average household size3,8
Female headed households41,1%
Formal dwellings89,5%
Housing owned/paying off49,5%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage78,1%
Weekly refuse removal84,7%
Piped water inside dwelling43,3%
Electricity for lighting86,3%

Place names

Renosterberg Municipality