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  • 7,794

  • 2,020

  • 12,6%

  • 22,2%

  • 77,4%

  • 30,4%

Tsolo is Xhosa for 'sharp end' or 'sharp point'. The area is surrounded by 'pointy' mountains. (GPS coordinates: 31.3095 S, 28.774 E).

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Key Statistics 2011

Total population7,794
Young (0-14)34,7%
Working Age (15-64)60,9%
Elderly (65+)4,4%
Dependency ratio64,2
Sex ratio76,6
Population density167 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+10%
Higher education aged 20+12,6%
Matric aged 20+23,1%
Number of households2,020
Average household size3,4
Female headed households60,3%
Formal dwellings76%
Housing owned/paying off25,6%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage30,4%
Weekly refuse removal22,7%
Piped water inside dwelling22,2%
Electricity for lighting77,4%

Place names

Mhlontlo Municipality