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  • 112,507

  • 34,796

  • 37,9%

  • 96,4%

  • 99,2%

  • 97,5%

Bellville was originally known as Twelve Mile Stone, after its distance from Cape Town. It received its present name in 1861, after Charles Davidson Bell, Surveyor-General of the Cape from 1848 to 1872. (GPS coordinates: 33.893 S, 18.6365 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 population112,507
Young (0-14)17%
Working Age (15-64)73,1%
Elderly (65+)9,9%
Dependency ratio36,9
Sex ratio91
Population density2148 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+1,2%
Higher education aged 20+37,9%
Matric aged 20+35,5%
Number of households34,796
Average household size2,8
Female headed households35,6%
Formal dwellings96%
Housing owned/paying off59,5%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage97,5%
Weekly refuse removal99,2%
Piped water inside dwelling96,4%
Electricity for lighting99,2%

Place names

City of Cape Town Municipality