Main Place

Elim

Quick Fact
  • 1,412

  • 390

  • 9,4%

  • 70,8%

  • 96,7%

  • 98,5%

Elim is a biblical name from Exodus 15:27. It means 'palm trees'. The town was founded by German missionaries in 1824 as a Moravian mission station. (GPS coordinates: 34.5895 S, 19.7642 E).

Character(s) left.
  • Raper PE. 2004. New dictionary of South African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers.

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Key Statistics 2011

Characteristics
Total population1,412
Young (0-14)24,2%
Working Age (15-64)66,1%
Elderly (65+)9,7%
Dependency ratio51,3
Sex ratio92,8
Population density50 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+0,2%
Higher education aged 20+9,4%
Matric aged 20+17,5%
Number of households390
Average household size3,2
Female headed households37,2%
Formal dwellings99,7%
Housing owned/paying off73,6%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage98,5%
Weekly refuse removal99,2%
Piped water inside dwelling70,8%
Electricity for lighting96,7%

Place names

Cape Agulhas Municipality