Main Place

Riebeek West

Quick Fact
  • 4,350

  • 1,057

  • 8,4%

  • 85,5%

  • 96,5%

  • 89,2%

Riebeek West is located at the foot of the mountain named Riebeek-Kasteel, and the town derives its name from this mountain. The mountain in turn was named after Jan Van Riebeeck (1619-77), a Dutch colonial administrator. (GPS coordinates: 33.3542 S, 18.8657 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 population4,350
Young (0-14)25,5%
Working Age (15-64)67,1%
Elderly (65+)7,4%
Dependency ratio49
Sex ratio93,4
Population density1269 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+5%
Higher education aged 20+8,4%
Matric aged 20+25,7%
Number of households1,057
Average household size3,9
Female headed households39%
Formal dwellings95,9%
Housing owned/paying off54,5%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage89,2%
Weekly refuse removal98%
Piped water inside dwelling85,5%
Electricity for lighting96,5%

Place names

Swartland Municipality