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  • 9,090

  • 3,010

  • 16,6%

  • 72,8%

  • 79,6%

  • 79,7%

Greytown was established in 1896. It was named after Sir George Grey, Governor of the Cape Colony. Historically the area was the location where the Bambata Rebellion of 1906 took place. (GPS coordinates: 29.064 S, 30.5897 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 population9,090
Young (0-14)25%
Working Age (15-64)68,7%
Elderly (65+)6,3%
Dependency ratio45,5
Sex ratio86,3
Population density1913 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+5,8%
Higher education aged 20+16,6%
Matric aged 20+39,8%
Number of households3,010
Average household size2,7
Female headed households45,9%
Formal dwellings82,1%
Housing owned/paying off35,8%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage79,7%
Weekly refuse removal88,9%
Piped water inside dwelling72,8%
Electricity for lighting79,6%

Place names

Umvoti Municipality