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Quick Fact
  • 46,089

  • 14,267

  • 4,2%

  • 81,7%

  • 92,9%

  • 91,2%

Bophelong is a township that was established in 1949. The name is of Sotho origin and is said to mean 'place of good health' or 'healthy place'. (GPS coordinates: 26.6923 S, 27.7829 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 population46,089
Young (0-14)29,4%
Working Age (15-64)68,1%
Elderly (65+)2,5%
Dependency ratio46,9
Sex ratio97,9
Population density4766 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+5%
Higher education aged 20+4,2%
Matric aged 20+29,4%
Number of households14,267
Average household size3,2
Female headed households36,9%
Formal dwellings84,3%
Housing owned/paying off57%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage91,2%
Weekly refuse removal93%
Piped water inside dwelling81,7%
Electricity for lighting92,9%

Place names

Emfuleni Municipality