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  • 132,851

  • 41,230

  • 5,3%

  • 47,6%

  • 97,5%

  • 75,6%

Evaton was named after Eva, daughter of James B Tucker, who established the township in 1904 on the farm Wildebeesfontein. (GPS coordinates: 26.5283 S, 27.8391 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 population132,851
Young (0-14)29,9%
Working Age (15-64)66,8%
Elderly (65+)3,3%
Dependency ratio49,7
Sex ratio94,1
Population density4682 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+5,9%
Higher education aged 20+5,3%
Matric aged 20+29,5%
Number of households41,230
Average household size3,2
Female headed households38%
Formal dwellings69,1%
Housing owned/paying off34,2%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage75,6%
Weekly refuse removal90,2%
Piped water inside dwelling47,6%
Electricity for lighting97,5%

Place names

Emfuleni Municipality