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  • 944

  • 308

  • 1,2%

  • 4,2%

  • 99%

  • 0%

Rietfontein is Afrikaans for 'reedy fountain' or 'spring with reeds'. (GPS coordinates: 33.2799 S, 27.3466 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 population944
Young (0-14)29,3%
Working Age (15-64)59,8%
Elderly (65+)10,9%
Dependency ratio67,2
Sex ratio81,7
Population density641 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+18,2%
Higher education aged 20+1,2%
Matric aged 20+13,4%
Number of households308
Average household size3,1
Female headed households56,3%
Formal dwellings75,3%
Housing owned/paying off69,3%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage0%
Weekly refuse removal0,3%
Piped water inside dwelling4,2%
Electricity for lighting99%

Place names

Ngqushwa Municipality