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Quick Fact
  • 2,293

  • 473

  • 7,7%

  • 40,2%

  • 97%

  • 57,3%

Rietfontein is Afrikaans for 'reedy fountain' or 'spring with reeds'. (GPS coordinates: 26.7451 S, 20.0266 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 population2,293
Young (0-14)32,7%
Working Age (15-64)60,8%
Elderly (65+)6,5%
Dependency ratio64,5
Sex ratio95
Population density1274 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+8,5%
Higher education aged 20+7,7%
Matric aged 20+15%
Number of households473
Average household size4,4
Female headed households37,4%
Formal dwellings94,3%
Housing owned/paying off74,4%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage57,3%
Weekly refuse removal78,9%
Piped water inside dwelling40,2%
Electricity for lighting97%

Place names

Mier Municipality