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Quick Fact
  • 5,976

  • 1,607

  • 7,1%

  • 44,4%

  • 95,5%

  • 85,3%

Bedford was named after the Duke of Bedford. The Xhosa name for this place is eNyarha.(GPS coordinates: 32.6821 S, 26.107 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 population5,976
Young (0-14)31,6%
Working Age (15-64)60,2%
Elderly (65+)8,2%
Dependency ratio66,1
Sex ratio87,4
Population density431 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+6,2%
Higher education aged 20+7,1%
Matric aged 20+16%
Number of households1,607
Average household size3,6
Female headed households50,2%
Formal dwellings82,3%
Housing owned/paying off62,7%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage85,3%
Weekly refuse removal58%
Piped water inside dwelling44,4%
Electricity for lighting95,5%

Place names

Nxuba Municipality