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Quick Fact
  • 3,365

  • 755

  • 4,2%

  • 52,1%

  • 93,2%

  • 84,2%

Phillipstown was established in 1863 and named after Sir Philip Edmond Wodehouse, a Governor of the then Cape Colony. (GPS coordinates: 30.45 S, 24.4557 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 population3,365
Young (0-14)36%
Working Age (15-64)58,2%
Elderly (65+)5,8%
Dependency ratio71,9
Sex ratio89,8
Population density76 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+19,1%
Higher education aged 20+4,2%
Matric aged 20+18%
Number of households755
Average household size3,9
Female headed households44,9%
Formal dwellings98,7%
Housing owned/paying off76,8%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage84,2%
Weekly refuse removal95%
Piped water inside dwelling52,1%
Electricity for lighting93,2%

Place names

Renosterberg Municipality