Main Place

Kempton Park

Quick Fact
  • 171,575

  • 53,777

  • 35,2%

  • 91,6%

  • 98,3%

  • 95,5%

Kempton Park was first conceived on the 25 October 1859 when the Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek (Z.A.R.) issued a title deed for part of the farm Zuurfontein. The actual settlement was established in 1903 on the farm itself and it is said to have been named after Kempten in Germany, home of the owner of the farm, Karl F Wolff. Another possible origin of the name is from the Kempton Park horse racing centre in England. (GPS coordinates: 26.0893 S, 28.2428 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 population171,575
Young (0-14)21,6%
Working Age (15-64)72,6%
Elderly (65+)5,8%
Dependency ratio37,7
Sex ratio96,1
Population density1151 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+1,2%
Higher education aged 20+35,2%
Matric aged 20+41,6%
Number of households53,777
Average household size2,9
Female headed households29,5%
Formal dwellings97,3%
Housing owned/paying off55,7%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage95,5%
Weekly refuse removal95,3%
Piped water inside dwelling91,6%
Electricity for lighting98,3%

Place names

Ekurhuleni Municipality