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Quick Fact
  • 73,057

  • 22,316

  • 6,3%

  • 61,8%

  • 97,1%

  • 98,1%

Maokeng is a name that is of Sotho origin and means 'at the thorn-trees'. The name refers to the abundance of Acacia trees that grow in the area. (GPS coordinates: 27.6419 S, 27.1906 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 population73,057
Young (0-14)28,8%
Working Age (15-64)64,8%
Elderly (65+)6,4%
Dependency ratio54,2
Sex ratio86,7
Population density5109 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+4,5%
Higher education aged 20+6,3%
Matric aged 20+30%
Number of households22,316
Average household size3,2
Female headed households47,6%
Formal dwellings88,8%
Housing owned/paying off60,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage98,1%
Weekly refuse removal97,9%
Piped water inside dwelling61,8%
Electricity for lighting97,1%

Place names

Moqhaka Municipality