• Development Area: Balaclava
  • Constituency: North East, St.Elizabeth
  • Districts: 10

Community Borders:

  • North: Rosemount Gardens
  • West: Bogue
  • South: Siloah
  • East: Comfort Hall

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: 8

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 2761
Estimated Number of Households 720
Average Households Size 5
% Households headed by males 56
% Households headed w/o academic qualification
% Households headed by unemployed persons 46

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 54 40 47
15 - 24 45 50 47.5
25 - 29 27 35 31
30 - 64 22 21 21.5
65+ 31 31 31
TOTAL 179 177 178

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

76% dwellings are constructed from concrete and blocks, whilst 10% are constructed from blocks - 84% of respondents own the land on which they live; 2% live on rented land; 11% live for free and 4% lease the land on which they reside

Utilities

Residents have private water catchments - 86% of residents use electricity for lighting

Communication

Telephone services are utilized by 70% of households of which 29% utilize both landline and cellular phones

Sanitation

Garbage is burnt by households - Water closet linked to a main sewer system is utilized as toilet facilities by 48% of households