• Development Area: Black River Watershed
  • Constituency: South West
  • Districts: 1

Community Borders:

  • North: Fullerswood
  • West: Parottee
  • South: Watchwell
  • East: Barbary Hall

Community Representation:

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

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. Poor parenting
  2. Poor representation by elected political members
  3. High levels of youth unemploment
  4. High levels of adult unemployment
  5. Low water pressure or no water supply

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 4

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 448
Estimated Number of Households 115
Average Households Size 3.9
% Households headed by males 53
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 79
% Households headed by unemployed persons 43

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 27.0 24.2 25.6
15 - 24 27.0 22.9 24.95
25 - 29 15.9 23.5 19.7
30 - 64 19.2 13.9 16.55
65+ 10.9 15.5 13.2
TOTAL 100 100 100

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

97% of dwellings are constructed from concrete and blocks whilst 21% are made from board - 82.24% of respondents own the land on which they live; 4.67% live on rented land; 11.21% live on for free

Utilities

23 % of residents have public water piped into their dwelling - 79.44% of residents use electricity for lighting

Communication

Telephone services are utilized by 95.33% residents

Sanitation

Garbage is picked up by truck from 78.41% households - Pit latrines 48.60% is the most prevalent toilet facility used