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Quick Fact ......
  • 98,468

  • 29,577

  • 5,7%

  • 47,6%

  • 97,3%

  • 62,6%

Gugulethu as a word is derived from igugu lethu, which is Xhosa for 'our pride'. The township was established in 1958. (GPS coordinates: 33.9831 S, 18.5693 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 population98,468
Young (0-14)26%
Working Age (15-64)70,4%
Elderly (65+)3,7%
Dependency ratio42,1
Sex ratio96,2
Population density15162 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+2,2%
Higher education aged 20+5,7%
Matric aged 20+31,5%
Number of households29,577
Average household size3,2
Female headed households44,6%
Formal dwellings52,2%
Housing owned/paying off47%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage62,6%
Weekly refuse removal89,3%
Piped water inside dwelling47,6%
Electricity for lighting97,3%

Place names

City of Cape Town Municipality