A different view of Springs – facts you may not have known

Apart from the water leaks, potholes and sewage leaks, there are more facts to Springs and the people who reside in it.

Here are some interesting facts you should know about your town and its people:

The total population of the town is 121 610, according to the 2011 StatsSA census.

Of the population 22.9% is between the ages of one and 14 and 71.6% is between 15 and 64 years of age.

The elderly, from the age of 65 and up makes up 5.5% of the population.

The population density is more or less 660 people per square kilometer.

No schooling aged from 20 and up is 3.3%.

Higher education from 20 and up is 16.3%.

Matric aged 20 and higher is 37%.

Female headed households in Springs stand at 25.8%.

Households with flush toilet systems connected to sewerage is 80.6%.

Weekly refuse removal is 80.5%, according to StatsSA.

The languages spoken in Springs are as follows:

  • Afrikaans 30.2%
  • English 15.7%
  • IsiNdebele 1.9%
  • IsiXhosa 7,1%
  • IsiZulu 20.6%
  • Sepedi 8%
  • Sesotho 5.6%
  • Setswana 2.1%
  • Sign Language 0.2%
  • SiSwati 1.3%
  • Tshivenda 0.8%
  • Xitsonga 3.3%
  • Other 3.1%

Springs residents with:

  • No schooling – 3.3%
  • Some primary schooling – 6.8%
  • Completed primary school – 3.1%
  • Some secondary schooling – 33.5%
  • Matric – 37%
  • Higher education – 16.3%

Source: www.statssa.gov.za

  AUTHOR
Izahn van Huyssteen

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