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  • 182,012

  • 45,972

  • 4,4%

  • 66,4%

  • 81,2%

  • 78%

Bethelsdorp was established in 1803 by J T van der Kemp on the farm Roodepas. He named the mission station there Bethel, which is the Hebrew word meaning 'House of God'. (GPS coordinates: 33.871 S, 25.5094 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 population182,012
Young (0-14)29,1%
Working Age (15-64)67,2%
Elderly (65+)3,6%
Dependency ratio48,7
Sex ratio92,9
Population density4971 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+2,8%
Higher education aged 20+4,4%
Matric aged 20+26,9%
Number of households45,972
Average household size3,9
Female headed households42,5%
Formal dwellings76,7%
Housing owned/paying off59,2%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage78%
Weekly refuse removal71,8%
Piped water inside dwelling66,4%
Electricity for lighting81,2%

Place names

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality