Brooklyn, Cape Town

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Brooklyn, Cape Town
Brooklyn, Cape Town is located in Western Cape
Brooklyn, Cape Town
Brooklyn, Cape Town is located in South Africa
Brooklyn, Cape Town
Coordinates: 33°54′37″S 18°28′58″E / 33.91028°S 18.48278°E / -33.91028; 18.48278Coordinates: 33°54′37″S 18°28′58″E / 33.91028°S 18.48278°E / -33.91028; 18.48278
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceWestern Cape
MunicipalityCity of Cape Town
Main PlaceCape Town
 • CouncillorFabian Ah-Sing (Ward 55)[1] (DA)
 • Total1.58 km2 (0.61 sq mi)
 • Total10,941
 • Density6,900/km2 (18,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African35.60%
 • Coloured31.46%
 • Indian/Asian1.17%
 • White30.28%
 • Other1.49%
First languages (2011)
 • English52.62%
 • Afrikaans22.25%
 • Xhosa5.05%
 • Other20.08%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)

Brooklyn is a suburb of Cape Town, Western Cape with a population of 10,941 people. Brooklyn lies to the north of Maitland, south of the Atlantic Ocean, west of Air Force Base Ysterplaat and to the east of Paarden Eiland. The Black River flows through a section of Brooklyn.[4]


Brooklyn is situated within Ward 55 of the City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality. The incumbent ward councillor is Fabian Ah-Sing of the Democratic Alliance. Ward 55 is also part of Subcouncil 15.


The 2011 census recorded that the population of Brooklyn consists of 10,941. Of these, 50.37% are female and 49.63% are male. 35.60% described themselves as "Black African", 31.46% as "Coloured", 30.28% as "White", 1.17% as "Indian" or "Asian" and 1.49% as other. 52.62% of people spoke English as their first language, 22.25% spoke Afrikaans, 5.05% spoke Xhosa and 20.08 spoke other languages.


Schools in the suburb are:

  • Buren High School
  • Holy Cross Convent School
  • Ysterplaat Primary School
  • Ysterplaat Junior Primary School


The M5 goes through Brooklyn. The N1 is situated to the south of Brooklyn. MyCiTi has routes that go through Brooklyn, so busses pass regularly through the suburb. Major roads in the suburb include Section Street and Koeberg Road.[5][6]


The Northgate Estate is located in Brooklyn. It is situated directly on the intersection between the N1 and M5. The estate has more than 150 tenants including major retail chain stores.[7]


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