Cape Town’s CBD is getting younger
Millenials are making up a growing share of the Cape Town CBD’s population, a new survey shows. According to the provisional results of a survey by the Cape Town Central City Improvement District (CCID), 47% of all respondents living in the CBD in 2016 were between the ages of 18 and 34, compared with 44% in 2015. A total of 232 people responded to the survey. "Clearly, our downtown area is echoing the trend that has been spotted in many other downtowns across the world, where urban living is really being embraced by millennials. "An urban lifestyle ‘defines’ them, but it also puts paid to the misconception that the Cape Town central city is too expensive to live in if you’re under 35," CCID spokeswoman Carola Koblitz says. The CCID is a private-public partnership that provides urban management services in parts of Cape Town’s inner city.