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THE STATE OF CAPE TOWN CENTRAL CITY REPORT 2018

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online residential survey Each year, the CCID conducts surveys to gauge the opinions of residents who have made the Central City their home, as well as the opinions of retailers who have their businesses based here.

137

residents responded to the survey.

Most respondents – just over 20% – have lived in the Central City for five years or more. Nearly 60% of residents own the properties they live in, while nearly 25% are tenants living in rental properties. The remaining 15% own their property and rent to tenants.

43%

Most residents (43%) live in the East City.

Reasons why people like living in the Central City: 63% proximity to their workplace 39% like the idea of a downtown lifestyle

59%

Extended shopping hours

Movie theatres

37%

Public toilets with changing facilities

24%

More childfriendly public spaces (e.g., parks with playgrounds)

The Company’s Garden is the most popular public space: 85% go there to relax. St Georges Mall (41%) and Greenmarket Square (36%) are the next top favourites.

31% entertainment options 38% prime work location

69%

eat out weekly, slightly less than the 73% reported in 2017

82%

visit a coffee shop at least once a week Most popular mode of transport to work or school 35% walk 41% drive

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE CENTRAL CITY?

24.8%

45%

22% good access to public transportation options

Most downtown residents are employed full time (63%) or are self-employed or freelancers (24%), and live within five kilometres of their work place. Primary occupations are: Media, marketing, communications, PR, advertising and publishing Creative industries (i.e., arts, animation, IT, design, film & TV, fashion, entertainment, sports, performing arts and music) Computer and ICT Architecture and engineering

proximity to work, restaurants, mountain and other areas

MOST POPULAR RETAIL OPTIONS: 77% Grocery stores 70% Large chain retailers (such as Woolworths, Truworths & Edgars) 57% Takeaway outlets 44% Clothing shops 44% Small bespoke retailers (e.g. jewellery stores, designer boutiques, art galleries)

WHAT IS YOUR TOP SUGGESTION FOR HOW WE COULD FURTHER IMPROVE THE CENTRAL CITY?

29.9%

26.5%

7.7%

tackle aggressive begging and rising homelessness

improve security

address traffic and parking issues

17.9%

the vibe/buzz

12.0%

the amenities available

10.3%

the diversity

4.3%

3.4%

3.4%

7.7%

clean and safe walkability

find ways to make the city more affordable/ inclusive

more bike lanes

6.8%

more green spaces and child-friendly activities

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surveys

RESIDENTS HAVE EXPRESSED A DESIRE FOR MORE OF THESE:

Profile for Cape Town Central City Improvement District

The State of Cape Town Central City Report 2018  

Looking back at 2018 in terms of the economic and investment climate of the Cape Town CBD.

The State of Cape Town Central City Report 2018  

Looking back at 2018 in terms of the economic and investment climate of the Cape Town CBD.

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