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  • 6,915

  • 2,370

  • 3,4%

  • 13,2%

  • 92,8%

  • 4%

Boboyi is situated on the western bank of the river that carries the same name. The name is possibly derived from the Zulu word uboboyi, which refers to the hoopoe, a bird that is common in the area. (GPS coordinates: 30.7351 S, 30.3885 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 population6,915
Young (0-14)28,5%
Working Age (15-64)68,2%
Elderly (65+)3,3%
Dependency ratio46,6
Sex ratio91
Population density1940 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+6,7%
Higher education aged 20+3,4%
Matric aged 20+25%
Number of households2,370
Average household size2,9
Female headed households47,6%
Formal dwellings86%
Housing owned/paying off33,8%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage4%
Weekly refuse removal6%
Piped water inside dwelling13,2%
Electricity for lighting92,8%

Place names

Hibiscus Coast Municipality