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Quick Fact ......
  • 7,057

  • 1,949

  • 9,9%

  • 88%

  • 96,7%

  • 96,3%

Porterville is named after William Porter, Attorney-General of the Cape Colony from 1839 to 1866. (GPS coordinates: 33.0156 S, 18.9944 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 population7,057
Young (0-14)24,9%
Working Age (15-64)65,9%
Elderly (65+)9,2%
Dependency ratio51,8
Sex ratio92,8
Population density884 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+6,1%
Higher education aged 20+9,9%
Matric aged 20+25,3%
Number of households1,949
Average household size3,5
Female headed households37,4%
Formal dwellings93%
Housing owned/paying off54,6%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage96,3%
Weekly refuse removal99,4%
Piped water inside dwelling88%
Electricity for lighting96,7%

Place names

Bergrivier Municipality