• Development Area: Whitehouse
  • Constituency: Eastern Westmoreland
  • Districts: 7

Community Borders:

  • North: New Works
  • West: Robins River
  • South: Petersville
  • East: Bog

Community Representation:

  • Member of Parlaiment: Hon. Luther Buchanan
  • Councillor: Mr. Harold Francis
  • Mayor:

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. High levels of adult and youth unemployment
  2. Low water pressure/lack of water supply
  3. Poor representation by elected political leaders
  4. Low skill levels
  5. Limited/no opportunity for training and employment

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 5

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 1989
Estimated Number of Households 510
Average Households Size 3.9
% Households headed by males 51.1
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 66.3
% Households headed by unemployed persons 18

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 18.9 18.4 18.65
15 - 24 7.4 7.9 7.65
25 - 29 7.9 3.7 5.8
30 - 64 13.2 16.3 14.75
65+ 3.7 2.6 3.15
TOTAL 51.1 48.9 50

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

65.1% of houses were made from boards and 21.4% from concrete. 52.9% of the household heads owned the land on which they lived, and 31.4% resided on family owned land.

Utilities

The majority (100%) of the households received water from private catchment, while 47.1% accessed water from spring/river/stream. 98% of the residents used electricity for lighting

Communication

Telephone services were utilized by 94% residents; majority of the households utilized cellular phones.

Sanitation

Burning (100%) was the most common method of garbage disposal. 90% of households utilized pit latrines and 16% used water closets not linked to sewer.