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Quick Fact ......
  • 67,491

  • 15,565

  • 3,1%

  • 82,1%

  • 85,4%

  • 82%

Atlantis was developed by the apartheid government in the 1970s as an industrial area and community for the Coloured population of Cape Town. It is thought that it was named after the legendary city of Atlantis that disappeared beneath the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. (GPS coordinates: 33.5728 S, 18.4814 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 population67,491
Young (0-14)28,5%
Working Age (15-64)68,5%
Elderly (65+)3%
Dependency ratio46,1
Sex ratio95,8
Population density2340 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+2%
Higher education aged 20+3,1%
Matric aged 20+29,1%
Number of households15,565
Average household size4,2
Female headed households39,2%
Formal dwellings84,5%
Housing owned/paying off66,3%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage82%
Weekly refuse removal95,6%
Piped water inside dwelling82,1%
Electricity for lighting85,4%

Place names

City of Cape Town Municipality