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  • 6,272

  • 1,820

  • 6,7%

  • 95,1%

  • 96,8%

  • 69%

Vanrhynsdorp is named after Petrus Benjamin van Rhyn, who owned the farm on which the town was founded. (GPS coordinates: 31.6061 S, 18.7444 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 population6,272
Young (0-14)24,5%
Working Age (15-64)65,6%
Elderly (65+)9,9%
Dependency ratio52,5
Sex ratio93,4
Population density1047 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+5,7%
Higher education aged 20+6,7%
Matric aged 20+26,9%
Number of households1,820
Average household size3,2
Female headed households38,6%
Formal dwellings97%
Housing owned/paying off68%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage69%
Weekly refuse removal98,7%
Piped water inside dwelling95,1%
Electricity for lighting96,8%

Place names

Matzikama Municipality