North End, unlike the CBD and Central, is predominately an industrial area with a number of warehouses and other light industries. There is however also a notable middle to low income residential neighbourhood. These residential properties are confided to the areas adjacent to the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium and the area west of Harrower Road (i.e. the suburb of Kensington).
The construction of the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium prior to the 2010 FIFA World Cup resulted in a significant redevelopment of the greater North End area. This development included large parts of North End. These development included the introduction of urban design features such as trees, benches as well as traffic measures such as speed bumps, wider roads etc.
The socio-economic environment in North End, remained fairly constant between 2012 and 2013. The North End area consists of just over 2 600 households and accommodates a total population of 9 416, 1.0% higher than in 2013. The average weighted monthly income for households of R 15 738 in 2013, was 51.3% higher than the average household income for the rest of the NMBM (R 10 399). North End’s GDP-R was R 714.3 million in 2013, accounting for 1.6% of the total GDP-R of the NMBM.
Although the North End area only makes a small contribution to the total GDP-R of the greater NMBM, its GDP-R per capita of R 75 862, was significantly higher than that of the rest of the metro (R 37 376).
Date: December 12, 2015 16:12
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