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  • 30,699

  • 10,508

  • 30,9%

  • 96%

  • 99,6%

  • 99,2%

Sasolburg is named after the company Sasol, and was established in 1954 to provide housing for the employees of the corporation who worked on Sasol's oil refinery there. (GPS coordinates: 26.8059 S, 27.8396 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 population30,699
Young (0-14)19%
Working Age (15-64)73,4%
Elderly (65+)7,6%
Dependency ratio36,2
Sex ratio104
Population density524 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+1,4%
Higher education aged 20+30,9%
Matric aged 20+41,2%
Number of households10,508
Average household size2,8
Female headed households23,6%
Formal dwellings98,9%
Housing owned/paying off62,3%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage99,2%
Weekly refuse removal97,8%
Piped water inside dwelling96%
Electricity for lighting99,6%

Place names

Metsimaholo Municipality