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Quick Fact
  • 1,830

  • 451

  • 2%

  • 21,7%

  • 88,5%

  • 23,9%

Niekerkshoop was developed on the farm Modderfontein in 1902. It was named after the owners of the farm, who had the surname Van Niekerk. (GPS coordinates: 29.326 S, 22.827 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 population1,830
Young (0-14)33,8%
Working Age (15-64)60,4%
Elderly (65+)5,7%
Dependency ratio65,5
Sex ratio108,7
Population density59 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+16,1%
Higher education aged 20+2%
Matric aged 20+10,2%
Number of households451
Average household size4
Female headed households32,3%
Formal dwellings92,5%
Housing owned/paying off69%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage23,9%
Weekly refuse removal95,1%
Piped water inside dwelling21,7%
Electricity for lighting88,5%

Place names

Siyathemba Municipality