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Quick Fact
  • 2,623

  • 695

  • 2%

  • 32,9%

  • 84,2%

  • 19%

Marydale was named after Mary Snyman, wife of the owner of the farm (named Kalkput) on which the town was established. The town was founded in 1902. (GPS coordinates: 29.4188 S, 22.1137 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 population2,623
Young (0-14)36%
Working Age (15-64)57,3%
Elderly (65+)6,7%
Dependency ratio74,6
Sex ratio89,2
Population density41 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+13,1%
Higher education aged 20+2%
Matric aged 20+16,9%
Number of households695
Average household size3,6
Female headed households43,3%
Formal dwellings86,4%
Housing owned/paying off28,3%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage19%
Weekly refuse removal98,9%
Piped water inside dwelling32,9%
Electricity for lighting84,2%

Place names

Siyathemba Municipality