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Quick Fact ......
  • 55,283

  • 17,287

  • 16,8%

  • 67,5%

  • 79,7%

  • 66%

Meyerton was established in 1891 on the farm Rietfontein and was possibly named after J P Meyer, member of the Transvaal Volksraad. (GPS coordinates: 26.5819 S, 28.0272 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 population55,283
Young (0-14)22,7%
Working Age (15-64)70,4%
Elderly (65+)7%
Dependency ratio42,1
Sex ratio102,9
Population density307 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+3,7%
Higher education aged 20+16,8%
Matric aged 20+35,2%
Number of households17,287
Average household size3
Female headed households25,4%
Formal dwellings77,5%
Housing owned/paying off48,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage66%
Weekly refuse removal92,4%
Piped water inside dwelling67,5%
Electricity for lighting79,7%

Place names

Midvaal Municipality