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

From: Peer-to-peer support model to improve quality of life among highly vulnerable, low-income older adults in Cape Town, South Africa

Key Statistics Khayelitsha
Total population 391,749
Elderly (65+) 1.6%
Dependency ratio 42.5
Higher education aged 20+ 4.9%
Completed high school aged 20+ 30.8%
Formal dwellings 44.6%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage 71.7%
Piped water inside dwelling 34.6%
Electricity for lighting 80.8%
% Households with incomes ≤ R4800 (USD 337) 24.5%
Unemployment rate 38.3%
Main language spoken isiXhosa (90.5%)
Main racial group Black African (98.6%)