Main Place

Hout Bay

Quick Fact ......
  • 17,900

  • 5,963

  • 45,8%

  • 96,5%

  • 99,2%

  • 93,9%

Hout Bay as a name is derived from the Dutch hout baaij, which means 'wood bay', after the forests which were encountered there. (GPS coordinates: 34.0276 S, 18.3516 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 population17,900
Young (0-14)22,9%
Working Age (15-64)67,5%
Elderly (65+)9,6%
Dependency ratio48,2
Sex ratio92,6
Population density631 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+1,6%
Higher education aged 20+45,8%
Matric aged 20+24,4%
Number of households5,963
Average household size2,8
Female headed households37%
Formal dwellings94%
Housing owned/paying off58,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage93,9%
Weekly refuse removal99%
Piped water inside dwelling96,5%
Electricity for lighting99,2%

Place names

City of Cape Town Municipality