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  • 548

  • 253

  • 49,7%

  • 99,6%

  • 98,8%

  • 32,4%

Agulhas is a Portuguese word meaning 'needle', and refers to the fact that around the cape, compass needles were seen to point due north, without any magnetic deviation. (GPS coordinates: 34.817 S, 20.0083 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 population548
Young (0-14)5,6%
Working Age (15-64)60,3%
Elderly (65+)34,1%
Dependency ratio65,9
Sex ratio80,5
Population density73 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+0%
Higher education aged 20+49,7%
Matric aged 20+28,7%
Number of households253
Average household size2,1
Female headed households28,9%
Formal dwellings97,2%
Housing owned/paying off77,1%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage32,4%
Weekly refuse removal100%
Piped water inside dwelling99,6%
Electricity for lighting98,8%

Place names

Cape Agulhas Municipality