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Quick Fact
  • 77,845

  • 17,163

  • 7,8%

  • 49,1%

  • 95,4%

  • 80%

Osizweni is a name that is derived from Zulu, and means a 'place of assistance', or 'where people are helped'. (GPS coordinates: 27.7876 S, 30.1425 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 population77,845
Young (0-14)33,3%
Working Age (15-64)61,9%
Elderly (65+)4,7%
Dependency ratio61,5
Sex ratio89,3
Population density5074 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+7,3%
Higher education aged 20+7,8%
Matric aged 20+31,1%
Number of households17,163
Average household size4,5
Female headed households52,5%
Formal dwellings95,4%
Housing owned/paying off51%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage80%
Weekly refuse removal98,6%
Piped water inside dwelling49,1%
Electricity for lighting95,4%

Place names

Newcastle Municipality