Rondebosch East

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Rondebosch East
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Rondebosch East is located in South Africa
Rondebosch East
Rondebosch East
 Rondebosch East shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 33°58′45″S 18°29′54″E / 33.97917°S 18.49833°E / -33.97917; 18.49833Coordinates: 33°58′45″S 18°29′54″E / 33.97917°S 18.49833°E / -33.97917; 18.49833
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape
Municipality City of Cape Town
Main Place Cape Town
Area[1]
 • Total 1.05 km2 (0.41 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 4,633
 • Density 4,400/km2 (11,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 12.3%
 • Coloured 51.0%
 • Indian/Asian 18.5%
 • White 9.4%
 • Other 8.9%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 84.4%
 • Afrikaans 8.1%
 • Xhosa 2.6%
 • Other 4.9%
Postal code (street) 7780
Area code 021

Rondebosch East is a residential suburb of Cape Town, South Africa, about 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) south-west of the city centre. As the name suggests, it is located to the east of the neighbouring suburb of Rondebosch. As of 2001 it had a population of approximately 4,600 people in an area of just over 1 square kilometre (0.4 sq mi).[1]

Governance[edit]

Rondebosch East lies within ward 60 of the City of Cape Town metropolitan municipality; the current ward councillor is Patrick Hill of the Democratic Alliance.[2] The ward in turn forms part of the Athlone & District Subcouncil.

Geography[edit]

Rondebosch East borders on Athlone to the north and east, Crawford to the east, Lansdowne to the south, and Rondebosch to the west. The boundaries of the area recognised as Rondebosch East in the 2001 Census lie along the M5 freeway (Kromboom Parkway), Mosman Road, the Cape Flats Railway Line, and Lawson Road. It is largely flat, located as it is on the sandy Cape Flats, and is elevated less than 20 metres (66 ft) above sea level.

Demography[edit]

The 2011 census recorded the population of Rondebosch East as consisting of 4,633 people. Of these, 52.7% were female and 47.3% male. 51.0% described themselves as "Coloured", 18.5% as "Indian or Asian", 12.3% as "Black African" and 9.4% as "White". 84.4% spoke English as their first language, 8.1% spoke Afrikaans and 2.6% spoke Xhosa.[1]

Transport[edit]

Kromboom Road is the main road through Rondebosch East, connecting it to Rondebosch and Crawford, and to the M5 freeway at exit 13. Crawford railway station on the Cape Flats Line is located on the eastern edge of the suburb.

Education[edit]

Rondebosch East Primary School is located centrally in Rondebosch East; Windsor High School is located just outside the suburb in Lansdowne.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Sub Place Rondebosch East". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Patrick Hill". Council Online. City of Cape Town. Retrieved 16 July 2010.