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  • 119,497

  • 27,431

  • 10,7%

  • 57,9%

  • 97,1%

  • 61,8%

Madadeni is a Zulu name that means 'place of ducks'. This is probably a reference to the farm on which the settlement was established, which was named Duck Ponds. (GPS coordinates: 27.7552 S, 30.0472 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 population119,497
Young (0-14)31,2%
Working Age (15-64)64,8%
Elderly (65+)3,9%
Dependency ratio54,2
Sex ratio89,4
Population density4274 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+6,3%
Higher education aged 20+10,7%
Matric aged 20+37,9%
Number of households27,431
Average household size4,3
Female headed households51,4%
Formal dwellings96,2%
Housing owned/paying off58%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage61,8%
Weekly refuse removal95,5%
Piped water inside dwelling57,9%
Electricity for lighting97,1%

Place names

Newcastle Municipality