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  • 11,017

  • 3,622

  • 8,2%

  • 88,5%

  • 97,7%

  • 79,1%

Velddrif is Afrikaans meaning 'field ford', 'drift in the veldt'. Originally the drift near the mouth of the Berg River; this was the highest point navigable by ocean-going boats. (GPS coordinates: 32.7752 S, 18.1657 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 population11,017
Young (0-14)22,9%
Working Age (15-64)66,1%
Elderly (65+)11%
Dependency ratio51,3
Sex ratio94,4
Population density1242 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+2,8%
Higher education aged 20+8,2%
Matric aged 20+29,9%
Number of households3,622
Average household size2,9
Female headed households38%
Formal dwellings89,5%
Housing owned/paying off64,8%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage79,1%
Weekly refuse removal98,5%
Piped water inside dwelling88,5%
Electricity for lighting97,7%

Place names

Bergrivier Municipality