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  • 3,793

  • 911

  • 3,6%

  • 61,4%

  • 85,8%

  • 74,3%

Richmond was founded in 1844 and was named after the Earl of Richmond, a relative of Sir Peregrine Maitland, who was at one time Governor of the Cape. The town was also the birthplace of Dr Emil Albert Hoffa (1859-1907), a pioneer of modern orthopaedics. (GPS coordinates: 31.3812 S, 23.9332 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 population3,793
Young (0-14)33,9%
Working Age (15-64)60,2%
Elderly (65+)5,9%
Dependency ratio66,1
Sex ratio101,3
Population density46 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+14,6%
Higher education aged 20+3,6%
Matric aged 20+23%
Number of households911
Average household size4,1
Female headed households39,6%
Formal dwellings88%
Housing owned/paying off75,4%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage74,3%
Weekly refuse removal92,8%
Piped water inside dwelling61,4%
Electricity for lighting85,8%

Place names

Ubuntu Municipality