Thornton, Cape Town

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Thornton
Thorntonite
Street map of Thornton
Street map of Thornton
Thornton is located in Western Cape
Thornton
Thornton
Thornton is located in South Africa
Thornton
Thornton
Thornton is located in Africa
Thornton
Thornton
 Thornton shown within Western Cape
Coordinates: 33°55′25″S 18°32′07″E / 33.92361°S 18.53528°E / -33.92361; 18.53528Coordinates: 33°55′25″S 18°32′07″E / 33.92361°S 18.53528°E / -33.92361; 18.53528
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape
Municipality City of Cape Town
Main Place Pinelands
Government
 • Councillor Brian Watkyns (DA)
Area[1]
 • Total 1.89 km2 (0.73 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 4,707
 • Density 2,500/km2 (6,500/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 23.9%
 • Coloured 49.0%
 • Indian/Asian 3.7%
 • White 20.4%
 • Other 3.0%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 72.4%
 • Afrikaans 12.1%
 • Xhosa 8.0%
 • Tswana 1.1%
 • Other 6.5%
Postal code (street) 7460
PO box 7485
Area code 021

Thornton is a southern suburb of Cape Town, South Africa. Thornton is situated only 10 kilometres (6 mi) east of the city centre, adjacent to Pinelands. Many of the streets in Thornton are named after Viking themes, such as Thor Circle, Odin Drive and Viking Way. Thornton is also the name of a village in Fife, Scotland.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 Census, Thornton has a population of 5,862 people,[2] with 94% of the labour force (aged 15 to 64) being employed.[3] The predominant language spoken in Thornton is English.

Geography[edit]

Thornton, like Pinelands, is in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town, sitting close to the border delineating the Northern and Southern Suburbs. There are many trees lining the roads of Thornton, and many of the roads are named after trees.

Education[edit]

The College of Cape Town has a Thornton Campus for Civil and Mechanical Engineering. There is also the Thornton Primary School.

Sports[edit]

The Santos Sports Fields are in Thornton. There are also children's play parks within Thornton.

Amenities[edit]

There are two shopping centres in Thornton, including two convenience stores.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Thornton". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Thornton" (PDF). Census 2011. City of Cape Town. Retrieved 16 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "Thornton" (PDF). Census 2011. City of Cape Town. Retrieved 16 August 2016.