Main Place

Elsies Rivier

Quick Fact ......
  • 42,479

  • 9,207

  • 3,9%

  • 92,9%

  • 98,7%

  • 91,7%

Elsies Rivier was probably named after Elsje van Suurwaarde, a widow who outlived two husbands and farmed in the area in 1698. The town is also known as Elsie's Kraal River. (GPS coordinates: 33.9232 S, 18.5735 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 population42,479
Young (0-14)26,2%
Working Age (15-64)67,6%
Elderly (65+)6,2%
Dependency ratio47,9
Sex ratio92,1
Population density7701 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+1,6%
Higher education aged 20+3,9%
Matric aged 20+27,2%
Number of households9,207
Average household size4,5
Female headed households44,8%
Formal dwellings89,8%
Housing owned/paying off51,3%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage91,7%
Weekly refuse removal98,7%
Piped water inside dwelling92,9%
Electricity for lighting98,7%

Place names

City of Cape Town Municipality