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Quick Fact
  • 19,068

  • 6,382

  • 50,6%

  • 98,4%

  • 99,4%

  • 98,1%

Stellenbosch was named by Simon van der Stel after himself and the wilde bosch or 'wild forest' there. The town is well known for its university, wine-farms and oak-trees. Established in 1679, it is the second oldest European settlement in South Africa. (GPS coordinates: 33.9387 S, 18.8636 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 population19,068
Young (0-14)7,8%
Working Age (15-64)86,7%
Elderly (65+)5,5%
Dependency ratio15,3
Sex ratio88,2
Population density2314 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+0,6%
Higher education aged 20+50,6%
Matric aged 20+37%
Number of households6,382
Average household size2
Female headed households41,8%
Formal dwellings98,7%
Housing owned/paying off25,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage98,1%
Weekly refuse removal96,3%
Piped water inside dwelling98,4%
Electricity for lighting99,4%

Place names

Stellenbosch Municipality