Main Place

Mooi Rivier

Quick Fact
  • 2,874

  • 732

  • 10,9%

  • 80,5%

  • 90,7%

  • 80,5%

Mooi Rivier is named after a local river, which is an Afrikaans name meaning 'pretty river'. The Zulu name for the river is the Mpofana. (GPS coordinates: 29.2095 S, 30.0064 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 population2,874
Young (0-14)21,8%
Working Age (15-64)72,8%
Elderly (65+)5,4%
Dependency ratio37,3
Sex ratio109,9
Population density251 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+5,3%
Higher education aged 20+10,9%
Matric aged 20+48,2%
Number of households732
Average household size2,8
Female headed households30,9%
Formal dwellings91,5%
Housing owned/paying off37,6%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage80,5%
Weekly refuse removal87%
Piped water inside dwelling80,5%
Electricity for lighting90,7%

Place names

Mpofana Municipality