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Quick Fact
  • 121,610

  • 38,824

  • 16,3%

  • 73,3%

  • 80,6%

  • 80,6%

Springs was originally established in 1887 as coal mining town, but later gold was also mined there. It takes its name from the farm The Springs, surveyed in 1883 and named after springs of water that occur there. (GPS coordinates: 26.2531 S, 28.4622 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 population121,610
Young (0-14)22,9%
Working Age (15-64)71,6%
Elderly (65+)5,5%
Dependency ratio39,7
Sex ratio105,5
Population density663 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+3,3%
Higher education aged 20+16,3%
Matric aged 20+37%
Number of households38,824
Average household size3
Female headed households25,8%
Formal dwellings79,3%
Housing owned/paying off47,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage80,6%
Weekly refuse removal80,5%
Piped water inside dwelling73,3%
Electricity for lighting80,6%

Place names

Ekurhuleni Municipality