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  • 1,267

  • 337

  • 7,8%

  • 89,6%

  • 98,8%

  • 84,6%

Arniston is named after the British troopship Arniston, which was wrecked nearby. The settlement is also known as Waenhuiskrans, an Afrikaans word meaning 'wagon house cliff', referring to a local sea cave which is large enough to accommodate a wagon and a span of oxen. (GPS coordinates: 34.6778 S, 20.226 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 population1,267
Young (0-14)25,4%
Working Age (15-64)66,3%
Elderly (65+)8,3%
Dependency ratio50,9
Sex ratio92,6
Population density321 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+3,2%
Higher education aged 20+7,8%
Matric aged 20+17,2%
Number of households337
Average household size3,6
Female headed households37,4%
Formal dwellings85,8%
Housing owned/paying off84%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage84,6%
Weekly refuse removal99,4%
Piped water inside dwelling89,6%
Electricity for lighting98,8%

Place names

Cape Agulhas Municipality