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Table 1 Key population statistics in study sites (Source: Statistics South Africa, 2011)

From: “They don’t care about us”: older people’s experiences of primary healthcare in Cape Town, South Africa

Key Statistics Sea Point Khayelitsha Lotus River
Total population 13,332 391,749 38,143
Elderly (65+) 10.1% 1.6% 7.2%
Dependency ratio 39.8 42.5 48.3
Higher education aged 20+ 37% 4.9% 10.1%
Completed high school aged 20+ 30.8% 30.8% 29.2%
Formal dwellings 96.6% 44.6% 92.3%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage 97.1% 71.7% 93.2%
Piped water inside dwelling 96.9% 34.6% 92.8%
Electricity for lighting 99.3% 80.8% 97.8%
Main language spoken English (68.8%) isiXhosa (90.5%) English (53.7%); Afrikaans (44%)
Main racial group White (67.5%) Black African (98.6%) Coloured (92.6%)
% of Households with incomes of R4800 or less 10.7% 24.5% 10.8%
Unemployment rate 9.5% 38.3% 15.1%