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Kuils River

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  • 46,686

  • 13,432

  • 34,9%

  • 96,4%

  • 98,9%

  • 96,3%

Kuils River means 'river of pools', it was a post of the Dutch East India Company and was originally named De Cuylen. The present Afrikaan name is taken from the river, and refers to the deep and unpredictable pools encountered when fording the river. In dry seasons the river stooped running, but the pools remained. (GPS coordinates: 33.9465 S, 18.7091 E).

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  • Coombe E & Slingsby P. 2000. Beard Shaver's Bush: Place Names in the Cape. Baardskeerder.

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Key Statistics 2011

Total population46,686
Young (0-14)21,3%
Working Age (15-64)70,6%
Elderly (65+)8,1%
Dependency ratio41,6
Sex ratio93,4
Population density1171 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+0,7%
Higher education aged 20+34,9%
Matric aged 20+35,5%
Number of households13,432
Average household size3,3
Female headed households28,3%
Formal dwellings97,5%
Housing owned/paying off67,8%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage96,3%
Weekly refuse removal98,4%
Piped water inside dwelling96,4%
Electricity for lighting98,9%

Place names

City of Cape Town Municipality