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Quick Fact
  • 17,556

  • 5,586

  • 6,3%

  • 50%

  • 87,7%

  • 75,1%

Franschhoek is a Dutch name that means 'French corner' or 'French glen'. The name refers to the French Huguenot refugees who settled in the area during 1688. (GPS coordinates: 33.8954 S, 19.0399 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 population17,556
Young (0-14)26,2%
Working Age (15-64)69,5%
Elderly (65+)4,2%
Dependency ratio43,8
Sex ratio98,3
Population density2491 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+3,4%
Higher education aged 20+6,3%
Matric aged 20+23,5%
Number of households5,586
Average household size3,1
Female headed households37,7%
Formal dwellings50,5%
Housing owned/paying off26,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage75,1%
Weekly refuse removal95,4%
Piped water inside dwelling50%
Electricity for lighting87,7%

Place names

Stellenbosch Municipality