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  • 9,048

  • 2,227

  • 5,4%

  • 92,3%

  • 98,9%

  • 88,5%

Mamre was first known as Groene Kloof, and was later renamed after the biblical Mamre from Genesis 13:18. The name said to mean 'fatness'. (GPS coordinates: 33.5139 S, 18.4739 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 population9,048
Young (0-14)26,6%
Working Age (15-64)67,9%
Elderly (65+)5,5%
Dependency ratio47,3
Sex ratio99,5
Population density4836 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+0,9%
Higher education aged 20+5,4%
Matric aged 20+26,5%
Number of households2,227
Average household size4,1
Female headed households34,4%
Formal dwellings96,6%
Housing owned/paying off78,3%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage88,5%
Weekly refuse removal99,8%
Piped water inside dwelling92,3%
Electricity for lighting98,9%

Place names

City of Cape Town Municipality