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Quick Fact ......
  • 14,246

  • 3,461

  • 5,4%

  • 43,5%

  • 91,2%

  • 86,7%

Prieska as a name is derived from Griqua language and means 'place of the lost she-goat'. Established in 1892, it was the place where farmers migrated when the rains filled up the pans in the area. (GPS coordinates: 29.6875 S, 22.7298 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 population14,246
Young (0-14)30,6%
Working Age (15-64)63,1%
Elderly (65+)6,3%
Dependency ratio58,6
Sex ratio94,3
Population density73 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+10,1%
Higher education aged 20+5,4%
Matric aged 20+20,5%
Number of households3,461
Average household size4
Female headed households45,3%
Formal dwellings86,2%
Housing owned/paying off71,7%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage86,7%
Weekly refuse removal90,9%
Piped water inside dwelling43,5%
Electricity for lighting91,2%

Place names

Siyathemba Municipality