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  • 1,305

  • 404

  • 8,5%

  • 88,6%

  • 99,8%

  • 98,8%

Ebenheaser means 'a rock of help' and is from 1 Samuel 7 :12 in the Bible. The settlement began as a mission that was established by Reverend Von Wurmb of the Rhenish Missionary Society in 1831. (GPS coordinates: 31.5862 S, 18.2428 E).

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  • Coombe E & Slingsby P. 2000. Beard Shaver's Bush: Place Names in the Cape. Baardskeerder.

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Key Statistics 2011

Total population1,305
Young (0-14)28,1%
Working Age (15-64)64,3%
Elderly (65+)7,6%
Dependency ratio55,5
Sex ratio94,3
Population density1927 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+2,5%
Higher education aged 20+8,5%
Matric aged 20+18,9%
Number of households404
Average household size3,2
Female headed households37,4%
Formal dwellings98,5%
Housing owned/paying off56,1%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage98,8%
Weekly refuse removal100%
Piped water inside dwelling88,6%
Electricity for lighting99,8%

Place names

Matzikama Municipality