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Jeffrey's Bay

Quick Fact
  • 27,107

  • 10,327

  • 16,8%

  • 71,3%

  • 88,3%

  • 76%

Jeffrey's Bay was named after a ship-wrecked captain, Captain Jeffreys, who was forced to land his ship in this location In 1850 after an outbreak of scurvy on board. He then built his house there using timbers of his ship. (GPS coordinates: 34.0544 S, 24.9106 E).

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Key Statistics 2011

Total population27,107
Young (0-14)21,9%
Working Age (15-64)63,7%
Elderly (65+)14,4%
Dependency ratio57
Sex ratio94,8
Population density1304 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+2,6%
Higher education aged 20+16,8%
Matric aged 20+34,8%
Number of households10,327
Average household size2,5
Female headed households39,1%
Formal dwellings78,3%
Housing owned/paying off52,9%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage76%
Weekly refuse removal93,3%
Piped water inside dwelling71,3%
Electricity for lighting88,3%

Place names

Kouga Municipality