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  • 1,260

  • 315

  • 4,4%

  • 84,1%

  • 92,7%

  • 92,4%

Doringbaai is a hamlet that takes its name from the Afrikaans 'thorn bay'. The settlement itself takes its name from the Doringrivier. (GPS coordinates: 31.81 S, 18.2388 E).

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  • Coombe E & Slingsby P. 2000. Beard Shaver's Bush: Place Names in the Cape. Baardskeerder.

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Key Statistics 2011

Total population1,260
Young (0-14)24,2%
Working Age (15-64)69,4%
Elderly (65+)6,4%
Dependency ratio44,2
Sex ratio97,2
Population density705 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+2,7%
Higher education aged 20+4,4%
Matric aged 20+18,6%
Number of households315
Average household size3,9
Female headed households43,7%
Formal dwellings96,5%
Housing owned/paying off61,1%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage92,4%
Weekly refuse removal99%
Piped water inside dwelling84,1%
Electricity for lighting92,7%

Place names

Matzikama Municipality