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Blue Downs

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  • 92,330

  • 22,162

  • 7,9%

  • 74,9%

  • 97%

  • 94,3%

Blue Downs takes its name from the blue colour of the dunes in the vicinity. Down is a synonym for dune. (GPS coordinates: 33.9975 S, 18.6967 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 population92,330
Young (0-14)28,7%
Working Age (15-64)68,7%
Elderly (65+)2,6%
Dependency ratio45,5
Sex ratio96
Population density3758 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+1,8%
Higher education aged 20+7,9%
Matric aged 20+30,2%
Number of households22,162
Average household size4,1
Female headed households34,4%
Formal dwellings76,8%
Housing owned/paying off66,7%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage94,3%
Weekly refuse removal98,9%
Piped water inside dwelling74,9%
Electricity for lighting97%

Place names

City of Cape Town Municipality