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  • 391,749

  • 118,810

  • 4,9%

  • 34,6%

  • 80,8%

  • 71,7%

Khayelitsha is a Xhosa name meaning 'new home'. It was established in 1983 to house homeless Xhosa families on the Cape Flats. (GPS coordinates: 34.0413 S, 18.6722 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 population391,749
Young (0-14)28,2%
Working Age (15-64)70,2%
Elderly (65+)1,6%
Dependency ratio42,5
Sex ratio95,7
Population density10120 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+2,6%
Higher education aged 20+4,9%
Matric aged 20+30,8%
Number of households118,810
Average household size3,2
Female headed households42%
Formal dwellings44,6%
Housing owned/paying off56,7%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage71,7%
Weekly refuse removal80,9%
Piped water inside dwelling34,6%
Electricity for lighting80,8%

Place names

City of Cape Town Municipality