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

Total population 5,133
Young (0-14) 32,4%
Working Age (15-64) 58,2%
Elderly (65+) 9,4%
Dependency ratio 71,8
Sex ratio 91
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%
Formal dwellings 97,4%
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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