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  • 1,568

  • 462

  • 7,9%

  • 79,7%

  • 98,7%

  • 95,2%

Gariepdam is a dam that holds back a vast 6 000 million cubic litres of water. It is located on the Orange River. Gariep is San for 'great water'. (GPS coordinates: 30.6033 S, 25.4904 E).

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Key Statistics 2011

Total population1,568
Young (0-14)28,9%
Working Age (15-64)62,9%
Elderly (65+)8,2%
Dependency ratio58,9
Sex ratio98,6
Population density63 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+6,8%
Higher education aged 20+7,9%
Matric aged 20+32,4%
Number of households462
Average household size2,8
Female headed households37%
Formal dwellings87,7%
Housing owned/paying off49,7%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage95,2%
Weekly refuse removal96,7%
Piped water inside dwelling79,7%
Electricity for lighting98,7%

Place names

Kopanong Municipality