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  • 670

  • 211

  • 30%

  • 99,1%

  • 99,5%

  • 57,8%

Dwarskersbos meaning 'wrong candlebush' named after Euclea polyadra, a common shrub in the area and occurring north to Clanwilliam. It is 'wrong' candlebush because it closely resembles the true kershout or candlewood. (GPS coordinates: 32.6908 S, 18.2369 E).

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  • Coombe E & Slingsby P. 2000. Beard Shaver's Bush: Place Names in the Cape. Baardskeerder.

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Key Statistics 2011

Total population670
Young (0-14)5,5%
Working Age (15-64)71,6%
Elderly (65+)22,9%
Dependency ratio39,7
Sex ratio93,1
Population density437 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+1,1%
Higher education aged 20+30%
Matric aged 20+41,4%
Number of households211
Average household size1,9
Female headed households26,5%
Formal dwellings99,1%
Housing owned/paying off72,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage57,8%
Weekly refuse removal96,2%
Piped water inside dwelling99,1%
Electricity for lighting99,5%

Place names

Bergrivier Municipality