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Quick Fact ......
  • 50,217

  • 13,427

  • 14,5%

  • 51,9%

  • 90,2%

  • 73,2%

Grahamstown was established on the farm Rietfontein in 1812 and named Graham

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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 population50,217
Young (0-14)23,2%
Working Age (15-64)71%
Elderly (65+)5,8%
Dependency ratio40,8
Sex ratio90,1
Population density801 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+5,5%
Higher education aged 20+14,5%
Matric aged 20+24,1%
Number of households13,427
Average household size3,3
Female headed households44,6%
Formal dwellings86,1%
Housing owned/paying off44,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage73,2%
Weekly refuse removal97,3%
Piped water inside dwelling51,9%
Electricity for lighting90,2%

Place names

Makana Municipality