Aberdeen is a small town in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. Situated on the N9 between Graaff-Reinet and the Garden Route, Aberdeen offers history for the mind and peace and tranquility for the soul. Aberdeen is some 55 km south-east of GraaffReinet, 155 km east-south-east of Beaufort West, 32 km south of the Camdebo Mountains. Laid out on the farm Brakkefontein as a settlement of the Dutch Reformed Church in 1856, it became a municipality in 1858. It is named after Aberdeen in Scotland, birthplace of the Reverend Andrew Murray of Graaff-Reinet, relieving minister. The Kraai River which rises in the Kamdeboberg and flows south and then east past Aberdeen.
Key Statistics 2011
|Working Age (15-64)||58,2%|
|Population density||345 persons/km2|
|No schooling aged 20+||11,3%|
|Higher education aged 20+||6,3%|
|Matric aged 20+||16,1%|
|Number of households||1,407|
|Average household size||3,5|
|Female headed households||41,9%|
|Housing owned/paying off||51,6%|
|Flush toilet connected to sewerage||96,8%|
|Weekly refuse removal||98,6%|
|Piped water inside dwelling||62,5%|
|Electricity for lighting||92,5%|
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