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  • 5,133

  • 1,407

  • 6,3%

  • 62,5%

  • 92,5%

  • 96,8%

Aberdeen was originally established on the farm Brakkefontein as a settlement of the Dutch Reformed Church in 1856. It is named after the town of Aberdeen in Scotland, birthplace of the Reverend Andrew Murray of Graaff-Reinet. (GPS coordinates: 32.4763 S, 24.0833 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 population5,133
Young (0-14)32,4%
Working Age (15-64)58,2%
Elderly (65+)9,4%
Dependency ratio71,8
Sex ratio91
Population density345 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+11,3%
Higher education aged 20+6,3%
Matric aged 20+16,1%
Number of households1,407
Average household size3,5
Female headed households41,9%
Formal dwellings97,4%
Housing owned/paying off51,6%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage96,8%
Weekly refuse removal98,6%
Piped water inside dwelling62,5%
Electricity for lighting92,5%

Place names

Camdeboo Municipality