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  • 16,236

  • 5,214

  • 30,1%

  • 92,2%

  • 98,3%

  • 96,7%

Bethlehem was named after the town of Behlehem in the Bible, birthplace of Jesus. The word means 'house of bread'. (GPS coordinates: 28.2329 S, 28.3066 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 population16,236
Young (0-14)20,7%
Working Age (15-64)69,7%
Elderly (65+)9,6%
Dependency ratio43,5
Sex ratio95,4
Population density583 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+1,5%
Higher education aged 20+30,1%
Matric aged 20+42,3%
Number of households5,214
Average household size2,7
Female headed households31,1%
Formal dwellings96,7%
Housing owned/paying off60,5%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage96,7%
Weekly refuse removal93,7%
Piped water inside dwelling92,2%
Electricity for lighting98,3%

Place names

Dihlabeng Municipality