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Quick Fact
  • 39,619

  • 12,265

  • 11,7%

  • 84,3%

  • 96,2%

  • 95%

Despatch became a municipality in 1945. Its name was derived from the brick industry: bricks were 'dispatched' to other places. (GPS coordinates: 33.8098 S, 25.4781 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 population39,619
Young (0-14)24,1%
Working Age (15-64)68,5%
Elderly (65+)7,4%
Dependency ratio46
Sex ratio92,4
Population density2016 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+2,8%
Higher education aged 20+11,7%
Matric aged 20+36,5%
Number of households12,265
Average household size3,1
Female headed households30,7%
Formal dwellings94,6%
Housing owned/paying off64,8%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage95%
Weekly refuse removal93,4%
Piped water inside dwelling84,3%
Electricity for lighting96,2%

Place names

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality