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  • 33,225

  • 7,463

  • 4,3%

  • 87%

  • 98,5%

  • 89,9%

Macassar is named after Sheik Yusuf, who came from Macassar in the Dutch East Indies, and whose kramat or holy tomb is located nearby. (GPS coordinates: 34.0558 S, 18.7443 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 population33,225
Young (0-14)29,2%
Working Age (15-64)66,3%
Elderly (65+)4,5%
Dependency ratio50,9
Sex ratio94,9
Population density1152 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+2,1%
Higher education aged 20+4,3%
Matric aged 20+23,6%
Number of households7,463
Average household size4,3
Female headed households35,2%
Formal dwellings88%
Housing owned/paying off65,6%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage89,9%
Weekly refuse removal96,6%
Piped water inside dwelling87%
Electricity for lighting98,5%

Place names

City of Cape Town Municipality