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  • 54,286

  • 20,161

  • 52,4%

  • 98,8%

  • 99,4%

  • 98,9%

Durbanville was originally called Pampoenkraal. It was renamed D'Urban in 1836, after Sir Benjamin D'urban, Governor of the Cape from 1834 to 1838. In 1886 it was renamed again, this time to Durbanville, to avoid confusion with Durban in KwaZulu-Natal. (GPS coordinates: 33.8324 S, 18.6554 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 population54,286
Young (0-14)19%
Working Age (15-64)68,7%
Elderly (65+)12,3%
Dependency ratio45,5
Sex ratio89,7
Population density1980 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+0,4%
Higher education aged 20+52,4%
Matric aged 20+33,8%
Number of households20,161
Average household size2,6
Female headed households31,5%
Formal dwellings99,2%
Housing owned/paying off63,1%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage98,9%
Weekly refuse removal99,2%
Piped water inside dwelling98,8%
Electricity for lighting99,4%

Place names

City of Cape Town Municipality