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  • 222,415

  • 94,343

  • 56,4%

  • 93,9%

  • 97,8%

  • 97%

Sandton derives its name from two other names: Sandown and Bryanston. Sandton was proclaimed as a municipality in 1969, but during the 1990s many businesses and corporate offices moved to Sandton, making it a vibrant financial and business centre; the Johannesburg stock exchange is located there, for example. Sandton is regarded as one of the most wealthiest areas on the African continent. (GPS coordinates: 26.0596 S, 28.049 E).

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Key Statistics 2011

Total population222,415
Young (0-14)17,5%
Working Age (15-64)75,2%
Elderly (65+)7,3%
Dependency ratio33
Sex ratio90,7
Population density1550 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+1,3%
Higher education aged 20+56,4%
Matric aged 20+24,6%
Number of households94,343
Average household size2,2
Female headed households40,6%
Formal dwellings96,6%
Housing owned/paying off51,1%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage97%
Weekly refuse removal97,8%
Piped water inside dwelling93,9%
Electricity for lighting97,8%

Place names

City of Johannesburg Municipality