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  • 119,462

  • 32,195

  • 18,2%

  • 92,3%

  • 96,6%

  • 94,9%

Parow was named after Johann Heinrich Ferdinand Parow, a German ship captain whose ship was shipwrecked there. He later became the owner of this land on which Parow is built. (GPS coordinates: 33.9023 S, 18.5888 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 population119,462
Young (0-14)22,2%
Working Age (15-64)69,5%
Elderly (65+)8,3%
Dependency ratio43,8
Sex ratio92,1
Population density4412 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+1,1%
Higher education aged 20+18,2%
Matric aged 20+34%
Number of households32,195
Average household size3,5
Female headed households35,3%
Formal dwellings92,3%
Housing owned/paying off54,2%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage94,9%
Weekly refuse removal96,3%
Piped water inside dwelling92,3%
Electricity for lighting96,6%

Place names

City of Cape Town Municipality