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  • 950

  • 298

  • 9,9%

  • 74,5%

  • 99%

  • 80,5%

Philippolis is named after Dr John Philip (1775-1851), Superintendent of the London Missionary Society, who selected the site as the location for a mission station. The town itself was established in 1823. (GPS coordinates: 30.2484 S, 25.2652 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 population950
Young (0-14)29,3%
Working Age (15-64)59,1%
Elderly (65+)11,6%
Dependency ratio69,2
Sex ratio89,2
Population density25 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+10,6%
Higher education aged 20+9,9%
Matric aged 20+32,7%
Number of households298
Average household size3,1
Female headed households46,6%
Formal dwellings99,3%
Housing owned/paying off57,7%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage80,5%
Weekly refuse removal99%
Piped water inside dwelling74,5%
Electricity for lighting99%

Place names

Kopanong Municipality