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  • 7,843

  • 1,913

  • 5,4%

  • 88%

  • 98,6%

  • 96,1%

Saron is Afrikaans for Sharon. The name is of biblical origin (1 Chronicles 27:29, Song of Solomon 2:1), and means 'a plain'. The settlement was established by the Rhenish Missionary Society and it has its name written on the side of the Saronsberg. (GPS coordinates: 33.1825 S, 19.0076 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 population7,843
Young (0-14)30,2%
Working Age (15-64)63,8%
Elderly (65+)6,1%
Dependency ratio56,8
Sex ratio92,3
Population density3688 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+5,4%
Higher education aged 20+5,4%
Matric aged 20+15,4%
Number of households1,913
Average household size4,1
Female headed households40%
Formal dwellings92,8%
Housing owned/paying off55,1%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage96,1%
Weekly refuse removal99,7%
Piped water inside dwelling88%
Electricity for lighting98,6%

Place names

Drakenstein Municipality