Main Place

Eerste Rivier

Quick Fact ......
  • 39,237

  • 8,857

  • 7,2%

  • 87,8%

  • 98,5%

  • 90,4%

Eerste Rivier is Afrikaans for 'first river', so named because it was the first river encountered by settlers en route to the interior from the coast. (GPS coordinates: 34.0136 S, 18.7226 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 population39,237
Young (0-14)27,8%
Working Age (15-64)69,9%
Elderly (65+)2,3%
Dependency ratio43,1
Sex ratio93,9
Population density6692 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+1,6%
Higher education aged 20+7,2%
Matric aged 20+34%
Number of households8,857
Average household size4,3
Female headed households31,5%
Formal dwellings93,5%
Housing owned/paying off71,3%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage90,4%
Weekly refuse removal99,3%
Piped water inside dwelling87,8%
Electricity for lighting98,5%

Place names

City of Cape Town Municipality