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  • 906

  • 230

  • 30,6%

  • 97,8%

  • 99,6%

  • 99,6%

Ngagane is of Zulu origin, and has various meanings: 'the unexpected one', referring to the way the river may suddenly come down in flood; 'thorn-tree river', referring to the Acacia trees that grow along the bank; or 'skeleton river', 'river of corpses'. (GPS coordinates: 27.8412 S, 29.9969 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 population906
Young (0-14)28,3%
Working Age (15-64)64,1%
Elderly (65+)7,6%
Dependency ratio55,9
Sex ratio78
Population density1231 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+0,9%
Higher education aged 20+30,6%
Matric aged 20+41,5%
Number of households230
Average household size3,9
Female headed households55,5%
Formal dwellings99,6%
Housing owned/paying off84,3%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage99,6%
Weekly refuse removal100%
Piped water inside dwelling97,8%
Electricity for lighting99,6%

Place names

Newcastle Municipality