Main Place

Vaal Oewer

Quick Fact
  • 696

  • 304

  • 11,4%

  • 50,8%

  • 53,6%

  • 28,1%

Vaal Oewer was proclaimed in 1979 as a riverside town on the banks of the Vaal River. The name is Afrikaans for 'grey bank'. The river name itself is Afrikaans for 'grey river', and possibly refers to the colour of the muddy water. (GPS coordinates: 26.7318 S, 27.5972 E).

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  • Raper PE. 2004. New dictionary of South African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers.
  • Literal translation

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Key Statistics 2011

Total population696
Young (0-14)20,7%
Working Age (15-64)71,3%
Elderly (65+)8%
Dependency ratio40,3
Sex ratio102,3
Population density197 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+7,6%
Higher education aged 20+11,4%
Matric aged 20+28,5%
Number of households304
Average household size2,3
Female headed households25,3%
Formal dwellings54,6%
Housing owned/paying off34,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage28,1%
Weekly refuse removal47,9%
Piped water inside dwelling50,8%
Electricity for lighting53,6%

Place names

Emfuleni Municipality