Main Place

Simon's Town

Quick Fact
  • 6,569

  • 2,317

  • 41,3%

  • 98,4%

  • 99,2%

  • 98,2%

Simon's Town was named after Simon Ven Der Stel, Commander of the Cape from 1679 to 1691. It developed from being the official anchorage of the Dutch East Indian Company (from 1743) and is now home to a naval base. (GPS coordinates: 34.1782 S, 18.4202 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 population6,569
Young (0-14)14,5%
Working Age (15-64)68,7%
Elderly (65+)16,8%
Dependency ratio45,6
Sex ratio100
Population density332 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+0,3%
Higher education aged 20+41,3%
Matric aged 20+40%
Number of households2,317
Average household size2,5
Female headed households35,3%
Formal dwellings98,2%
Housing owned/paying off59,5%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage98,2%
Weekly refuse removal97,8%
Piped water inside dwelling98,4%
Electricity for lighting99,2%

Place names

City of Cape Town Municipality