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Quick Fact
  • 2,987

  • 712

  • 3,3%

  • 26,7%

  • 82,4%

  • 34%

Strydenburg was established in 1892 on the farm Roodepan. The name is Dutch for 'town of argument' and refers to disagreement as to its original location. (GPS coordinates: 29.9518 S, 23.675 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 population2,987
Young (0-14)34,2%
Working Age (15-64)59,8%
Elderly (65+)6%
Dependency ratio67,3
Sex ratio98,3
Population density79 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+18,3%
Higher education aged 20+3,3%
Matric aged 20+17,6%
Number of households712
Average household size4
Female headed households35,7%
Formal dwellings80,5%
Housing owned/paying off57,8%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage34%
Weekly refuse removal67%
Piped water inside dwelling26,7%
Electricity for lighting82,4%

Place names

Thembelihle Municipality