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  • 103,639

  • 26,667

  • 10,7%

  • 78,5%

  • 92,4%

  • 91,4%

Uitenhage is a name that is derived from that of the district formed in 1804. The district itself was named by the Governor, J W Janssens, after J A Uitenhage de Mist (1749-1823), Commissioner-General from 1803 to 1804. (GPS coordinates: 33.7479 S, 25.4124 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 population103,639
Young (0-14)26,6%
Working Age (15-64)67,5%
Elderly (65+)5,9%
Dependency ratio48
Sex ratio94,3
Population density1376 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+3,7%
Higher education aged 20+10,7%
Matric aged 20+30,3%
Number of households26,667
Average household size3,8
Female headed households33,9%
Formal dwellings86%
Housing owned/paying off62,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage91,4%
Weekly refuse removal84,2%
Piped water inside dwelling78,5%
Electricity for lighting92,4%

Place names

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality