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  • 1,979

  • 539

  • 5,6%

  • 86,3%

  • 79,4%

  • 49,8%

Goedverwacht is Dutch for 'well expected' or 'well worth waiting for'. The town started out as a Moravian Mission Station. (GPS coordinates: 32.863 S, 18.6966 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 population1,979
Young (0-14)23%
Working Age (15-64)67,5%
Elderly (65+)9,5%
Dependency ratio48,2
Sex ratio95,2
Population density663 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+1%
Higher education aged 20+5,6%
Matric aged 20+25,2%
Number of households539
Average household size3,5
Female headed households33,6%
Formal dwellings95,7%
Housing owned/paying off80,5%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage49,8%
Weekly refuse removal88,7%
Piped water inside dwelling86,3%
Electricity for lighting79,4%

Place names

Bergrivier Municipality