Businesses in Windhoek


Business Distribution by Industry
 Shopping: 18.2%
 Hotels & Travel: 12%
 Restaurants: 9.7%
 Professional Services: 9.3%
 Industry: 8.1%
 Education: 6.6%
 Medical: 5.1%
 Other: 31%
Industry DescriptionNumber of EstablishmentsAverage Age of BusinessAverage Google RatingBusinesses per 1,000 residents
Car repair483.90.1
Gas stations583.60.1
Public administration543.50.1
Loan companies273.60.1
Grocery stores and supermarkets394.00.1
Real estate463.90.1
Bed and breakfasts394.00.1
Hotels and motels584.00.1
Other accommodation1304.10.3
Travel agencies403.90.1
Travel and transportation314.50.1
Construction of buildings574.00.1
Wholesale of machinery294.10.1
Health and medical344.20.1
Corporate management364.10.1
Bars, pubs and taverns563.80.1
Clothing stores623.80.2
Department stores514.00.1
Electronics stores623.90.2
Hardware stores343.90.1
Office supplies and stationery stores883.60.2
Pharmacies and drug stores263.80.1
Shopping other553.90.1
Area of Windhoek, Khomas Region5,133 km²
Male Population196,992 (49.4%)
Female Population201,474 (50.6%)
Population change from 1975 to 2015 +381.6%
Population change from 2000 to 2015 +62.3%
Median Age24.5
Male Median Age24.9
Female Median Age24.1
Area Codes61
NeighborhoodsEros, Katutura, Khomasdal, Klein Windhoek, Ludwigsdorf, Northern Industrial, Pioneers Park, Prosperita Industrial, Southern Industrial Area, Windhoek Central, Windhoek West
Local TimeWednesday 6:35 AM
TimezoneCentral Africa Time
Weather-0.4°C few clouds
Lat & Lng-22.55941° / 17.08323°

Windhoek, Khomas Region - Map

Windhoek, Khomas Region Population

Years 1975 to 2015
Population Density16.1 / km²31.0 / km²47.8 / km²77.6 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Windhoek Population change from 2000 to 2015

Increase of 62.3% from year 2000 to 2015
LocationChange since 1975Change since 1990Change since 2000
Windhoek, Khomas Region+381.6%+150.8%+62.3%
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Windhoek, Khomas Region Median Age

Median Age: 24.5 years
LocationMedian AgeMedian Age (Female)Median Age (Male)
Windhoek, Khomas Region24.5 years24.1 years24.9 years
Khomas24.7 years24.3 years25.2 years
Namibia21.2 years21.7 years20.6 years
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Windhoek, Khomas Region Population Tree

Population By Age and Gender
Under 521,92222,09644,019
85 Plus362574937
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Windhoek, Khomas Region Population Density

Population Density: 77.6 / km²
LocationPopulationAreaPopulation Density
Windhoek, Khomas Region398,4665,133 km²77.6 / km²
Khomas423,97237,024.3 km²11.5 / km²
Namibia2.5 million824,094.1 km²3.02 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Windhoek, Khomas Region Historical and Projected Population

Estimated Population from 1850 to 2100
1. JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid
2. CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)
3. [Link] Klein Goldewijk, K., Beusen, A., Doelman, J., and Stehfest, E.: Anthropogenic land use estimates for the Holocene – HYDE 3.2, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 927–953,, 2017.


Business Distribution by neighborhood in Windhoek
 Windhoek Central: 21.2%
 Southern Industrial Area: 12.2%
 Windhoek West: 8.8%
 Klein Windhoek: 8.3%
 Katutura: 5.2%
 Other: 44.3%

Area Codes

Percentage Area Codes used by businesses in Windhoek
 Area Code 61: 79.2%
 Area Code 81: 18.1%
 Other: 2.7%

Business distribution by price for Windhoek, Khomas Region

 Inexpensive: 46.4%
 Moderate: 42.6%
 Expensive: 9.1%
 Very Expensive: 1.9%

Human Development Index (HDI)

Statistic composite index of life expectancy, education, and per capita income.
Sources: [Link] Kummu, M., Taka, M. & Guillaume, J. Gridded global datasets for Gross Domestic Product and Human Development Index over 1990–2015. Sci Data 5, 180004 (2018) doi:10.1038/sdata.2018.4

Windhoek, Khomas Region CO2 Emissions

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Per Capita in Tonnes Per Year
LocationCO2 EmissionsCO2 Emissions Per CapitaCO2 Emissions Intensity
Windhoek, Khomas Region1,753,175 t4.4 t341.5 t/km²
Khomas1,454,919 t3.43 t39.3 t/km²
Namibia7,056,181 t2.84 t8.56 t/km²
Sources: [Link] Moran, D., Kanemoto K; Jiborn, M., Wood, R., Többen, J., and Seto, K.C. (2018) Carbon footprints of 13,000 cities. Environmental Research Letters DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aac72a

Windhoek, Khomas Region CO2 Emissions

2013 CO2 emissions (tonnes/year)1,753,175 t
2013 CO2 emissions (tonnes/year) per capita4.4 t
2013 CO2 emissions intensity (tonnes/km²/year)341.5 t/km²

Natural Hazards Risk

Relative risk out of 10
DroughtHigh (10)
* Risk, particularly concerning flood or landslide, may not be for the entire area.
1. Dilley, M., R.S. Chen, U. Deichmann, A.L. Lerner-Lam, M. Arnold, J. Agwe, P. Buys, O. Kjekstad, B. Lyon, and G. Yetman. 2005. Natural Disaster Hotspots: A Global Risk Analysis. Washington, D.C.: World Bank.
2. Center for Hazards and Risk Research - CHRR - Columbia University, Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University, and International Research Institute for Climate and Society - IRI - Columbia University. 2005. Global Drought Hazard Frequency and Distribution. Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC).

Windhoek, Khomas Region

Windhoek (/ˈvɪnt.hʊk/ VINT-huuk; German:  Windhuk ; Khoekhoe: ǀAiǁgams; Otjiherero: Otjomuise) is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Namibia. It is located in central Namibia in the Khomas Highland plateau area, at around 1,700 metres (5..  ︎  Windhoek Wikipedia Page

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