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Quick Fact
  • 1,549

  • 519

  • 19,8%

  • 93,6%

  • 97,7%

  • 98,8%

Theunissen was founded in 1907 on the farm Smaldeel and a part of the farm Poortje. Originally called Smaldeel, the town was renamed Theunissen in 1907, after Commandant Helgaardt Theunissen who was the person who obtained permission for the town's establishment. (GPS coordinates: 28.3922 S, 26.7125 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 population1,549
Young (0-14)19,7%
Working Age (15-64)63,2%
Elderly (65+)17,1%
Dependency ratio58,2
Sex ratio89,8
Population density169 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+4%
Higher education aged 20+19,8%
Matric aged 20+34,7%
Number of households519
Average household size2,6
Female headed households36,5%
Formal dwellings98,3%
Housing owned/paying off52,6%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage98,8%
Weekly refuse removal93,7%
Piped water inside dwelling93,6%
Electricity for lighting97,7%

Place names

Masilonyana Municipality