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Quick Fact
  • 1,551

  • 429

  • 3,2%

  • 72%

  • 88,8%

  • 79,1%

Koekenaap is derived from Khoikhoi and means 'where the ram fell'. (GPS coordinates: 31.5258 S, 18.2876 E).

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  • Coombe E & Slingsby P. 2000. Beard Shaver's Bush: Place Names in the Cape. Baardskeerder.

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Key Statistics 2011

Total population1,551
Young (0-14)29,3%
Working Age (15-64)65,8%
Elderly (65+)4,9%
Dependency ratio52,1
Sex ratio96
Population density974 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+6,3%
Higher education aged 20+3,2%
Matric aged 20+11,6%
Number of households429
Average household size3,5
Female headed households34,3%
Formal dwellings83%
Housing owned/paying off18,2%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage79,1%
Weekly refuse removal83,4%
Piped water inside dwelling72%
Electricity for lighting88,8%

Place names

Matzikama Municipality