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Quick Fact
  • 3,873

  • 764

  • 3%

  • 8,9%

  • 86,1%

  • 0,5%

Mbanane is a name that may be derived from that of a former Swazi chief, or from a verb 'to hollow' or 'dig out', referring to erosive action by a river. (GPS coordinates: 27.8757 S, 30.155 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 population3,873
Young (0-14)40,2%
Working Age (15-64)53,7%
Elderly (65+)6,1%
Dependency ratio86,3
Sex ratio91,2
Population density208 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+8,6%
Higher education aged 20+3%
Matric aged 20+24,1%
Number of households764
Average household size5,1
Female headed households58%
Formal dwellings80%
Housing owned/paying off41,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage0,5%
Weekly refuse removal0,3%
Piped water inside dwelling8,9%
Electricity for lighting86,1%

Place names

Dannhauser Municipality