City of Cape Town

 

Demographics

 

Year

Total area

2,461 km

2007

Population (total)

3,4 million

2007

Number of households

904,000 (estimated)

2007

Total length of coastline

294km

2006

Economy

 

 

GGP

R 130 Billion

2007

% unemployed

16.9

2007

Education

 

 

Literacy - % of people aged 20+ with grade 5 education or less

8.4%

2007

Highest level of education for people aged 20+

Below Matric:  58.3%

Matric:  23.6%

Post Matric:  16.8%

2007

Number of libraries 

108

2008

Health

 

 

The prevalence of HIV as per Antenatal Survey

18.2%

2006

The incidence of TB in Cape Town per year (cases and deaths)

Cases: 26,754

Deaths: 2,122

2005

Living conditions

 

 

Number of informal dwellings serviced by the City

108,899

2007

% of households living below the poverty line (<R1600 per month)

38.8%

2005

% of households with no access to safe drinking water on site

6.7%

2007

% of households with no access to adequate sanitation

5.8%

2007

% of households with no access to electricity for lighting

2.8%

2007

% of households with no access to at least weekly refuse removal

4.4%

2007

Number of parks and reserves

144

2006

Indigent population

201,867 households

2008

Safety and Security

 

 

Number of murders reported per 100,000 population per year

60

2008

Number of reported rape cases per 100,000 population per year

73 (April to December 2007)

2007

Number of reported drug related crime per 100,000 population per year

830

2008

Number of commercial and/or industrial crime reported per 100,000 population per year

464

2008

Number of police stations

62

2006

Number of fire stations

29

2006

Transport

 

 

Public and Private Transport into the Cape town CBD in a day

Buses: 4%

Minibus Taxis: 11%

Metered Taxis: 1%

Rail: 17%

Cars: 67%

2004/5

Environment

 

 

Number of days having particulate matter (PM10) exceedances

City Centre: 7    (only Sept to Dec)

Goodwood: 25

Khayelitsha: 86

2007

Indigenous Plant Species

2,621 (125 endemic & 262 Red Data)

2006

Tourism

 

 

Number of international and domestic tourists (Western Cape)

International: 1,763,631

Domestic:  5.5 Million

2007

2006

Compiled by: Strategic Information, Strategic Development Information and GIS Department                                 Updated: 2008/12/03