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  • 578

  • 199

  • 15,1%

  • 98%

  • 98,5%

  • 54,5%

Aurora is adapted from the Khoikhoi oro, recorded in 1776 for 'coldish' or 'water hole'. Another explanation could be that the name is taken directly from the name for the Roman goddess of dawn. (GPS coordinates: 32.7068 S, 18.4839 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 population578
Young (0-14)23,9%
Working Age (15-64)59,9%
Elderly (65+)16,3%
Dependency ratio67,1
Sex ratio86,5
Population density356 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+2,1%
Higher education aged 20+15,1%
Matric aged 20+19%
Number of households199
Average household size2,7
Female headed households38,7%
Formal dwellings94,5%
Housing owned/paying off72,7%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage54,5%
Weekly refuse removal95,5%
Piped water inside dwelling98%
Electricity for lighting98,5%

Place names

Bergrivier Municipality