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Quick Fact
  • 4,658

  • 1,537

  • 8,3%

  • 47,4%

  • 95,3%

  • 51,2%

Peddie was named after Lt. Colonel John Peddie (?-1840) of the 72nd Highlanders who fought against the Xhosa in the Sixth Frontier War. (GPS coordinates: 33.2105 S, 27.097 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 population4,658
Young (0-14)29,1%
Working Age (15-64)66,1%
Elderly (65+)4,8%
Dependency ratio51,3
Sex ratio84,7
Population density125 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+8,2%
Higher education aged 20+8,3%
Matric aged 20+23,7%
Number of households1,537
Average household size2,9
Female headed households48,6%
Formal dwellings91,5%
Housing owned/paying off51,5%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage51,2%
Weekly refuse removal68,4%
Piped water inside dwelling47,4%
Electricity for lighting95,3%

Place names

Ngqushwa Municipality