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  • 1,144

  • 447

  • 30,7%

  • 95,3%

  • 99,1%

  • 89,5%

Riebeek-Kasteel was established in the 1860s and named after the mountain Riebeek-Kasteel. The mountain itself was named in honour of Jan van Riebeeck in 1661 by an expedition under Pieter Cruythoff. (GPS coordinates: 33.3812 S, 18.8973 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 population1,144
Young (0-14)22,5%
Working Age (15-64)62,6%
Elderly (65+)14,9%
Dependency ratio59,8
Sex ratio99,7
Population density179 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+3,9%
Higher education aged 20+30,7%
Matric aged 20+32,7%
Number of households447
Average household size2,6
Female headed households26,6%
Formal dwellings99,3%
Housing owned/paying off53,8%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage89,5%
Weekly refuse removal92,8%
Piped water inside dwelling95,3%
Electricity for lighting99,1%

Place names

Swartland Municipality