• Development Area: Balaclava
  • Constituency: North East St. Elizabeth
  • Districts: 2

Community Borders:

  • North: Quickstep
  • West: Balaclava
  • South: Thornton
  • East: Westgate Hills

Community Representation:

  • Member of Parlaiment: Mr. Raymond Pryce
  • Councillor: Heroy Clarke
  • Mayor:

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. Youth unemployment
  2. Low skill levels
  3. Limited for training and employment
  4. Poor parenting
  5. Poor roads

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 1

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 1292
Estimated Number of Households 323
Average Households Size 4
% Households headed by males 42
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 67.3
% Households headed by unemployed persons 58

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 31 29.3 30.15
15 - 24 29 26.7 27.85
25 - 29 21 24.2 22.6
30 - 64 9.8 11.5 10.65
65+ 9.0 8.5 8.75
TOTAL 99.8 100.2 100

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

74% dwellings are constructed from concrete and blocks, whilst 12% are constructed from wood - 83% of respondents own the land on which they live; 9% live on rented land; 18% live on family owned land

Utilities

- 35 % of residents have private water piped into their dwelling - 80% of residents use electricity for lighting

Communication

Cellular phones are utilized by 70% of residents; landline is utilized by 10% and 20% utilize both landline and cellular phones

Sanitation

- Garbage is picked up by truck from 45% of households - Pit latrines are the most prevalent toilet facilities