• Development Area: Black River
  • Constituency: South West, St. Elizabeth
  • Districts:

Community Borders:

  • North: New Market
  • West: Crawford
  • South: Caribbean Sea
  • East: Middle Quarters

Community Representation:

  • Member of Parlaiment: Mr. Hugh Buchanan
  • Councillor: Heroy Clarke
  • Mayor:

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. High levels of adult unemployment
  2. High levels of youth unemployment
  3. Low skill level
  4. Poor representative of MP
  5. Poor roads

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 7

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 5717
Estimated Number of Households 1466
Average Households Size 3.9
% Households headed by males 57
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 55.5
% Households headed by unemployed persons 3.4

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 25 22.1 23.55
15 - 24 25.9 27.5 26.7
25 - 29 16.1 18.9 17.5
30 - 64 17.9 65.6 41.75
65+ 15.5 15.4 15.45
TOTAL 100.4 149.5 124.95

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

7.4% dwellings are constructed from concrete and block; 13% from board - 75% of respondents own the land on which they live; 16% live on rented land; 6% live for free and 2% lease the land on which they reside

Utilities

- 45% of residents have public water piped into their yards - 96% of residents use electricity for lighting

Communication

Telephone services are utilized by 98% residents.

Sanitation

Garbage is picked up by truck from 63%of households - Water closet not linked to a main sewer system is utilized by 38% of households