• Development Area: Junction
  • Constituency: South East, St. Elizabeth
  • Districts: 9

Community Borders:

  • North: Junction
  • West: Top Hill
  • South: Bull Savannah/ Sea
  • East: Bull Savannah

Community Representation:

  • Member of Parlaiment: Mr. Richard Parchment
  • Councillor: Heroy Clarke
  • Mayor:

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. Low water pressure or no water supplies
  2. Poor roads
  3. Low skill levels
  4. Poor representation by elected political leaders
  5. High levels of youth unemployment

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 5

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 2925
Estimated Number of Households 739
Average Households Size
% Households headed by males 57
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 27.9
% Households headed by unemployed persons 24

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 10.9 8.7 9.8
15 - 24 9.0 10.4 9.7
25 - 29 12.2 15.8 14
30 - 64 10.4 10.4 10.4
65+ 5.4 6.8 6.1
TOTAL 47.9 52.1 50

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

92.1% dwellings are constructed from block and steel; 6.1% from board - 89.5% of respondents own the land on which they live; 10.5% live for free

Utilities

67.1% of residents have private catchments and purchased water - 100% of residents use electricity for lighting

Communication

Cellular phones are utilized by 75% residents. Of this amount, 24% utilize both landline and cellular phones

Sanitation

Garbage is picked up by truck from 72.4% households - The soak away pit (32.9% of households) was the most prevalent toilet facility used