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Quick Fact
  • 2,073

  • 713

  • 11,2%

  • 66,1%

  • 92,8%

  • 29,6%

Colchester is named after the town of Colchester in England. The name is derived from the Anglo-Saxon river named Colne. (GPS coordinates: 33.6949 S, 25.8072 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 population2,073
Young (0-14)21,4%
Working Age (15-64)68,6%
Elderly (65+)10%
Dependency ratio45,8
Sex ratio101,5
Population density362 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+3,6%
Higher education aged 20+11,2%
Matric aged 20+29,1%
Number of households713
Average household size2,7
Female headed households32,1%
Formal dwellings79,2%
Housing owned/paying off48,7%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage29,6%
Weekly refuse removal92,4%
Piped water inside dwelling66,1%
Electricity for lighting92,8%

Place names

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality