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Woodmead is located in Gauteng
Woodmead is located in South Africa
Woodmead is located in Africa
 Woodmead shown within Gauteng
Coordinates: 26°02′46″S 28°03′58″E / 26.046°S 28.066°E / -26.046; 28.066Coordinates: 26°02′46″S 28°03′58″E / 26.046°S 28.066°E / -26.046; 28.066
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Sandton
 • Total 6.50 km2 (2.51 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 4,225
 • Density 650/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 28.3%
 • Coloured 1.7%
 • Indian/Asian 7.8%
 • White 60.5%
 • Other 1.7%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 69.3%
 • Afrikaans 7.6%
 • Zulu 5.6%
 • Northern Sotho 2.7%
 • Other 14.7%
Postal code (street) 2191

Woodmead is mostly a commercial suburb in the northern part of Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. Four highways meet here, the N1 Western Bypass, N1 Ben Schoeman, N3 Eastern Bypass, and the M1. The southern terminus of the R55 road is also located here. Access is off the Woodmead offramp to the M1. Several large business are located in Woodmead, including 3M, Ericsson, Accenture, and SAP.

The 94.7 Cycle Challenge starts at the intersection of Woodmead Drive and Van Reenen in Woodmead. This is a 94.7 kilometre cycle race that is held every year and is sponsored by 94.7 Highveld Stereo, a popular regional radio station. Woodmead is also the site of a large 18-hole golf course, which opened in 1968.


  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Woodmead". Census 2011.