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  • 1,971

  • 511

  • 6,8%

  • 85,3%

  • 97,7%

  • 88,9%

Paternoster is Latin for 'Our Father'. It refers to the Lord's prayer said by Catholic Portuguese seamen when shipwrecked. (GPS coordinates: 32.8127 S, 17.8908 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 population1,971
Young (0-14)24,6%
Working Age (15-64)70,4%
Elderly (65+)5%
Dependency ratio42,1
Sex ratio97,1
Population density790 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+2,2%
Higher education aged 20+6,8%
Matric aged 20+20,2%
Number of households511
Average household size3,6
Female headed households34,1%
Formal dwellings95,1%
Housing owned/paying off78,8%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage88,9%
Weekly refuse removal99,2%
Piped water inside dwelling85,3%
Electricity for lighting97,7%

Place names

Saldanha Bay Municipality