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Quick Fact
  • 11,586

  • 4,003

  • 44,3%

  • 97,6%

  • 99%

  • 97,4%

Melkbosstrand was formerly known as Losperd's Bay. The present name is Afrikaans for 'milk-bush beach' and probably refers to the melkhout tree. (GPS coordinates: 33.6949 S, 18.4521 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 population11,586
Young (0-14)21,1%
Working Age (15-64)68,7%
Elderly (65+)10,3%
Dependency ratio45,6
Sex ratio94,1
Population density325 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+1%
Higher education aged 20+44,3%
Matric aged 20+36,1%
Number of households4,003
Average household size2,8
Female headed households29,5%
Formal dwellings96,9%
Housing owned/paying off60,2%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage97,4%
Weekly refuse removal97,8%
Piped water inside dwelling97,6%
Electricity for lighting99%

Place names

City of Cape Town Municipality