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  • 3,441

  • 829

  • 1,5%

  • 80,5%

  • 95,8%

  • 87,8%

Gouda is a Khoikhoi name said to mean 'antelope pass'. It was known as Porterville Road before 1929. (GPS coordinates: 33.3036 S, 19.0423 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 population3,441
Young (0-14)30,2%
Working Age (15-64)65,5%
Elderly (65+)4,3%
Dependency ratio52,7
Sex ratio96,1
Population density450 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+5,3%
Higher education aged 20+1,5%
Matric aged 20+18,9%
Number of households829
Average household size4,1
Female headed households35,3%
Formal dwellings82,9%
Housing owned/paying off26,4%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage87,8%
Weekly refuse removal94,5%
Piped water inside dwelling80,5%
Electricity for lighting95,8%

Place names

Drakenstein Municipality