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  • 237,799

  • 63,474

  • 7,3%

  • 58,7%

  • 86,7%

  • 83,2%

iBhayi is a township. Its name is taken from the name that Xhosa speakers often use when referring to Port Elizabeth as a whole. The name is colloquial for 'the bay'. (GPS coordinates: 33.8694 S, 25.5586 E).

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Key Statistics 2011

Total population237,799
Young (0-14)26%
Working Age (15-64)68,6%
Elderly (65+)5,4%
Dependency ratio45,7
Sex ratio90,9
Population density6594 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+3,1%
Higher education aged 20+7,3%
Matric aged 20+29,2%
Number of households63,474
Average household size3,6
Female headed households48,6%
Formal dwellings83,7%
Housing owned/paying off60,5%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage83,2%
Weekly refuse removal83,6%
Piped water inside dwelling58,7%
Electricity for lighting86,7%

Place names

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality