With 5657 people the white population was the third largest group in Grahamstown recorded in the 2011 Population Census. The map of their distribution shows that the centre of gravity (weighted mean centre) lies approximately one kilometre north west of the Cathedral. Most of the white population live in the northern suburbs and western side of Grahamstown with fewer numbers to the south. What is interesting to me is the scattering of white people living in the former townships: the areas that house the vast majority of the black population. There are some stories to be found that would be fascinating to hear.