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  • 36,857

  • 12,245

  • 25,4%

  • 76,4%

  • 99,2%

  • 88,7%

Muizenberg was originally a military outpost, and is said to have been named after Wynand Willem Muijs, sergeant in charge of the post. An alternative origin of the name is that it is derived from Moetjesons, the name of a Khoikhoi group who lived there. (GPS coordinates: 34.0926 S, 18.472 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 population36,857
Young (0-14)23%
Working Age (15-64)70,9%
Elderly (65+)6,1%
Dependency ratio41,1
Sex ratio106,5
Population density2434 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+2,6%
Higher education aged 20+25,4%
Matric aged 20+31,6%
Number of households12,245
Average household size2,7
Female headed households34,5%
Formal dwellings82,8%
Housing owned/paying off44%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage88,7%
Weekly refuse removal96,7%
Piped water inside dwelling76,4%
Electricity for lighting99,2%

Place names

City of Cape Town Municipality