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  • 106,222

  • 41,186

  • 30,9%

  • 74,7%

  • 87,4%

  • 86,1%

Blouberg means 'blue mountain' in Afrikaans, and is named after the Blouberg mountain which, when viewed from Table Bay, assumes the colour of blue. The mountain got its name from the Dutch Blaauwberg. (GPS coordinates: 33.8186 S, 18.5032 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 population106,222
Young (0-14)21,9%
Working Age (15-64)72,7%
Elderly (65+)5,4%
Dependency ratio37,6
Sex ratio99,5
Population density4102 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+1%
Higher education aged 20+30,9%
Matric aged 20+35,1%
Number of households41,186
Average household size2,5
Female headed households35%
Formal dwellings76,8%
Housing owned/paying off53,7%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage86,1%
Weekly refuse removal98,5%
Piped water inside dwelling74,7%
Electricity for lighting87,4%

Place names

City of Cape Town Municipality