Main Place

Gordons Bay

Quick Fact
  • 16,776

  • 6,298

  • 30,8%

  • 98%

  • 99%

  • 98,6%

Gordons Bay was originally known as Fisch Hoek but later renamed after Colonel Gordon, a soldier and traveller who explored the area in 1778. (GPS coordinates: 34.1482 S, 18.872 E).

Character(s) left.
  • Raper PE. 2004. New dictionary of South African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers.

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Key Statistics 2011

Total population16,776
Young (0-14)17,6%
Working Age (15-64)70,7%
Elderly (65+)11,7%
Dependency ratio41,4
Sex ratio98,3
Population density1734 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+0,4%
Higher education aged 20+30,8%
Matric aged 20+46,3%
Number of households6,298
Average household size2,5
Female headed households32,4%
Formal dwellings98,5%
Housing owned/paying off45,5%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage98,6%
Weekly refuse removal99,1%
Piped water inside dwelling98%
Electricity for lighting99%

Place names

City of Cape Town Municipality