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|Municipality||City of Johannesburg|
|• Total||2.27 km2 (0.88 sq mi)|
|• Density||2,000/km2 (5,200/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||36.2%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Postal code (street)||2196|
Illovo is also home to many young professionals and creatives because of its close proximity to Sandton and Johannesburg business centres and many affordable apartment blocks. Wanderers Stadium is located in Illovo, which is home to the Highveld Lions, Johannesburg's cricket team.
The name is related to the word Lovu, meaning river.
- "Sub Place Illovo". Census 2011.
- http://www.illovoboulevard.com/intheboulevard.php?id=101 The Illovo Boulevard. Retrieved September 29, 2009
- Jenkins, Elwyn (2007), Falling into place: the story of modern South African place names, David Philip Publishers, p. 76
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