Main Place

St Helena Bay

Quick Fact
  • 11,529

  • 2,916

  • 5,8%

  • 91,3%

  • 98,4%

  • 92,5%

St Helena Bay was named by Vasco da Gama on St Helena's day in 1497, the Portuguese name is Bahia da Santa Elena. St Helena was the religious mother of Constantine the Great. (GPS coordinates: 32.7577 S, 18.0148 E).

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  • Coombe E & Slingsby P. 2000. Beard Shaver's Bush: Place Names in the Cape. Baardskeerder.

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Key Statistics 2011

Total population11,529
Young (0-14)26,6%
Working Age (15-64)68,5%
Elderly (65+)4,9%
Dependency ratio45,9
Sex ratio98
Population density428 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+2,2%
Higher education aged 20+5,8%
Matric aged 20+20,6%
Number of households2,916
Average household size3,4
Female headed households35,6%
Formal dwellings93,8%
Housing owned/paying off76,1%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage92,5%
Weekly refuse removal99,3%
Piped water inside dwelling91,3%
Electricity for lighting98,4%

Place names

Saldanha Bay Municipality