Main Place

Lamberts Bay

Quick Fact
  • 6,120

  • 1,710

  • 8,3%

  • 87,3%

  • 98,5%

  • 89,5%

Lamberts Bay is named after Sir Robert Lambert, Fleet commander of the naval station at the Cape from 1820 to 1821. It has an important gannet breeding colony with a hide for bird watchers. (GPS coordinates: 32.0711 S, 18.3285 E).

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

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Key Statistics 2011

Total population6,120
Young (0-14)24,5%
Working Age (15-64)65,4%
Elderly (65+)10,1%
Dependency ratio52,9
Sex ratio96,6
Population density134 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+2,5%
Higher education aged 20+8,3%
Matric aged 20+26,4%
Number of households1,710
Average household size3,3
Female headed households37,1%
Formal dwellings88,8%
Housing owned/paying off65%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage89,5%
Weekly refuse removal96,1%
Piped water inside dwelling87,3%
Electricity for lighting98,5%

Place names

Cederberg Municipality