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  • 12,075

  • 2,920

  • 8,4%

  • 82,5%

  • 95,7%

  • 90,5%

Piketberg takes its name from the mountain at the foot of which this town is situated. From 1685, picket of soldiers where posted there to guard against attacks from Gonnema Khoi. (GPS coordinates: 32.905 S, 18.7673 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 population12,075
Young (0-14)26,1%
Working Age (15-64)67,5%
Elderly (65+)6,4%
Dependency ratio48,1
Sex ratio92,4
Population density910 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+4,1%
Higher education aged 20+8,4%
Matric aged 20+25,4%
Number of households2,920
Average household size3,8
Female headed households36,7%
Formal dwellings90,6%
Housing owned/paying off65,6%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage90,5%
Weekly refuse removal96,9%
Piped water inside dwelling82,5%
Electricity for lighting95,7%

Place names

Bergrivier Municipality