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Quick Fact
  • 70,809

  • 18,222

  • 8,3%

  • 51,7%

  • 90,9%

  • 71,8%

Ezakheni was established in 1972 as a township. Large numbers of families were forcibly moved there from other areas surrounding Ladysmith, such as Vulandondo, Umbulwane and Rietkuil. (GPS coordinates: 28.5971 S, 29.8948 E).

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Key Statistics 2011

Total population70,809
Young (0-14)34,3%
Working Age (15-64)62,2%
Elderly (65+)3,5%
Dependency ratio60,8
Sex ratio82,9
Population density1251 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+7,5%
Higher education aged 20+8,3%
Matric aged 20+31%
Number of households18,222
Average household size3,9
Female headed households56,1%
Formal dwellings94,2%
Housing owned/paying off61,5%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage71,8%
Weekly refuse removal76,3%
Piped water inside dwelling51,7%
Electricity for lighting90,9%

Place names

Emnambithi/Ladysmith Municipality