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Riebeeck East

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  • 753

  • 282

  • 3,4%

  • 33,1%

  • 88,3%

  • 21,6%

Riebeeck East was named after Jan van Riebeeck (1619-1677), a Dutch colonial administrator and founder of the city of Cape Town. Riebeeck East was founded in 1842, on part of the farm Mooimeisjesfontein, forming around a Dutch Reformed Church that was established there in 1830. The original farm house of Voortrekker leader Piet Retief, which is now a National Heritage Site, can be found close by. (GPS coordinates: 33.2118 S, 26.1639 E).

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Key Statistics 2011

Total population753
Young (0-14)25,4%
Working Age (15-64)66,8%
Elderly (65+)7,8%
Dependency ratio49,7
Sex ratio103,5
Population density34 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+6,7%
Higher education aged 20+3,4%
Matric aged 20+13,3%
Number of households282
Average household size2,7
Female headed households35,1%
Formal dwellings85,1%
Housing owned/paying off59,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage21,6%
Weekly refuse removal83,6%
Piped water inside dwelling33,1%
Electricity for lighting88,3%

Place names

Makana Municipality