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Quick Fact
  • 4,788

  • 1,155

  • 3,1%

  • 44%

  • 85,6%

  • 68,1%

Delportshoop is situated at the junction of the Harts and Vaal rivers. It developed from a diamond-diggers' camp and is said to have given the name after the first person to find diamonds there. (GPS coordinates: 28.3818 S, 24.2922 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 population4,788
Young (0-14)33,2%
Working Age (15-64)60,8%
Elderly (65+)6%
Dependency ratio64,4
Sex ratio91,6
Population density72 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+13,7%
Higher education aged 20+3,1%
Matric aged 20+18,5%
Number of households1,155
Average household size4
Female headed households39,2%
Formal dwellings85,9%
Housing owned/paying off54%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage68,1%
Weekly refuse removal72,8%
Piped water inside dwelling44%
Electricity for lighting85,6%

Place names

Dikgatlong Municipality