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Lions River

Quick Fact
  • 970

  • 299

  • 2,2%

  • 69,6%

  • 88%

  • 31,8%

Lions River is named based on the fact that lions used to roam the area. The last wild lion in the area was reportedly killed in 1856. (GPS coordinates: 29.471 S, 30.1523 E).

Character(s) left.
  • Raper PE. 2004. New dictionary of South African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers.

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Key Statistics 2011

Total population970
Young (0-14)26,2%
Working Age (15-64)71,5%
Elderly (65+)2,3%
Dependency ratio39,8
Sex ratio92,8
Population density402 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+4,9%
Higher education aged 20+2,2%
Matric aged 20+28,2%
Number of households299
Average household size3,2
Female headed households48,2%
Formal dwellings81,9%
Housing owned/paying off17,7%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage31,8%
Weekly refuse removal80,3%
Piped water inside dwelling69,6%
Electricity for lighting88%

Place names

uMngeni Municipality