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  • 55,543

  • 12,812

  • 12,3%

  • 80,2%

  • 96,8%

  • 94%

Wellington was named by Governor Sir George Napier after the Duke of Wellington. It was originally known as Val du Charron (French) which means 'valley of the wagon-makers'. It is known for its agricultural produce such as grapes, wine, fruit and brandy. (GPS coordinates: 33.6452 S, 19.0048 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 population55,543
Young (0-14)24,9%
Working Age (15-64)69,8%
Elderly (65+)5,3%
Dependency ratio43,2
Sex ratio92,8
Population density1842 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+2,5%
Higher education aged 20+12,3%
Matric aged 20+30,3%
Number of households12,812
Average household size3,9
Female headed households32,9%
Formal dwellings88,4%
Housing owned/paying off58,5%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage94%
Weekly refuse removal98,1%
Piped water inside dwelling80,2%
Electricity for lighting96,8%

Place names

Drakenstein Municipality