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Quick Fact
  • 4,392

  • 947

  • 3,4%

  • 11,6%

  • 22,8%

  • 11,2%

Charlestown was established in 1889 and named after Sir Charles Mitchell (?-1899), Governor of Natal in 1889. (GPS coordinates: 27.4186 S, 29.887 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 population4,392
Young (0-14)37,1%
Working Age (15-64)58,5%
Elderly (65+)4,5%
Dependency ratio71
Sex ratio87,6
Population density200 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+14,6%
Higher education aged 20+3,4%
Matric aged 20+25,9%
Number of households947
Average household size4,6
Female headed households49,3%
Formal dwellings40,5%
Housing owned/paying off32,5%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage11,2%
Weekly refuse removal58,8%
Piped water inside dwelling11,6%
Electricity for lighting22,8%

Place names

Newcastle Municipality