City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality (CPT)

Demographic Information

  20162011
Population 4 005 0163 740 026
Age Structure
Population under 15 26.0%24.8%
Population 15 to 64 67.7%69.6%
Population over 65 6.2%5.5%
Dependency Ratio
Per 100 (15-64) 47.643.6
Sex Ratio
Males per 100 females 96.995.9
Population Growth
Per annum 1.56%n/a
Labour Market
Unemployment rate (official) n/a23.9%
Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a31.9%
Education (aged 20 +)
No schooling 2.0%1.8%
Matric 34.0%29.8%
Higher education 14.4%16.6%
Household Dynamics
Households 1 264 9491 068 573
Average household size 3.23.3
Female headed households 40.0%38.2%
Formal dwellings 81.6%78.4%
Housing owned 68.7%54.2%
Household Services
Flush toilet connected to sewerage 91.0%88.2%
Weekly refuse removal 87.8%94.3%
Piped water inside dwelling 76.7%75.0%
Electricity for lighting 97.2%94.0%
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