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  • 4,456

  • 878

  • 1,5%

  • 0,7%

  • 6,3%

  • 0%

Doornhoek is Dutch for 'thorny glen' or 'thorny nook'. (GPS coordinates: 28.3353 S, 29.7644 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 population4,456
Young (0-14)36,8%
Working Age (15-64)57,1%
Elderly (65+)6,1%
Dependency ratio75,1
Sex ratio86,8
Population density170 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+8,9%
Higher education aged 20+1,5%
Matric aged 20+28,2%
Number of households878
Average household size5
Female headed households52,5%
Formal dwellings36,9%
Housing owned/paying off0,8%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage0%
Weekly refuse removal0,1%
Piped water inside dwelling0,7%
Electricity for lighting6,3%

Place names

Emnambithi/Ladysmith Municipality