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Quick Fact
  • 9,340

  • 3,006

  • 53,5%

  • 91,6%

  • 98,1%

  • 26,9%

Hilton was built on the farm Ongegund, which was purchased in 1853 by Arthur Lucas and Joseph Henderson. The farm was renamed Hilton after a villiage in England. The name is Anglo-Saxon, meaning 'high farm'. (GPS coordinates: 29.5455 S, 30.2981 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 population9,340
Young (0-14)20,2%
Working Age (15-64)68,7%
Elderly (65+)11,1%
Dependency ratio45,6
Sex ratio96,7
Population density302 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+2,2%
Higher education aged 20+53,5%
Matric aged 20+24,7%
Number of households3,006
Average household size2,5
Female headed households34,9%
Formal dwellings98,5%
Housing owned/paying off62,7%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage26,9%
Weekly refuse removal93,1%
Piped water inside dwelling91,6%
Electricity for lighting98,1%

Place names

uMngeni Municipality