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  • 34,924

  • 9,842

  • 12,6%

  • 74,9%

  • 84,7%

  • 86,1%

Dundee is named after Dundee in Scotland, birthplace of its founder, Thomas Paterson Smith. The word is derived from the Gaelic dun, which means 'fortress', 'castle', 'hill' or 'mound', and Deagh, probably from the personal name Daig. The town itself was laid out in 1882. (GPS coordinates: 28.1634 S, 30.2262 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 population34,924
Young (0-14)29,4%
Working Age (15-64)65,6%
Elderly (65+)5%
Dependency ratio52,5
Sex ratio93,7
Population density719 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+5%
Higher education aged 20+12,6%
Matric aged 20+35,1%
Number of households9,842
Average household size3,4
Female headed households42,9%
Formal dwellings87,4%
Housing owned/paying off53,8%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage86,1%
Weekly refuse removal87,2%
Piped water inside dwelling74,9%
Electricity for lighting84,7%

Place names

Endumeni Municipality