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  • 6,126

  • 1,688

  • 7,4%

  • 73,4%

  • 88,9%

  • 97,8%

Adelaide was named after Queen Adelaide, wife of William IV of England. The town was originally established as a military post in 1834. (GPS coordinates: 32.6903 S, 26.31 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 population6,126
Young (0-14)31,6%
Working Age (15-64)61,5%
Elderly (65+)6,9%
Dependency ratio62,5
Sex ratio89,6
Population density164 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+4,7%
Higher education aged 20+7,4%
Matric aged 20+19,4%
Number of households1,688
Average household size3,4
Female headed households48,5%
Formal dwellings99,2%
Housing owned/paying off45,4%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage97,8%
Weekly refuse removal90,3%
Piped water inside dwelling73,4%
Electricity for lighting88,9%

Place names

Nxuba Municipality