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  • 28,142

  • 7,654

  • 7,4%

  • 70,9%

  • 96,1%

  • 91,8%

Saldanha is named after Saldanha Bay. The name is derived from the Portuguese Agoada se Saldanha, which means 'watering place of Saldanha'. It was the name originally given to Table Bay, and refers to Admiral Antonio de Saldanha, who was a Portuguese explorer. (GPS coordinates: 33.0083 S, 17.9394 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 population28,142
Young (0-14)25,1%
Working Age (15-64)71%
Elderly (65+)3,9%
Dependency ratio40,9
Sex ratio97,3
Population density1621 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+1,8%
Higher education aged 20+7,4%
Matric aged 20+28,3%
Number of households7,654
Average household size3,4
Female headed households31%
Formal dwellings73,2%
Housing owned/paying off70,2%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage91,8%
Weekly refuse removal98,9%
Piped water inside dwelling70,9%
Electricity for lighting96,1%

Place names

Saldanha Bay Municipality