• Development Area: Harbour View
  • Constituency: East Rural St Andrew
  • Districts:

Community Borders:

  • North: The Hills of St Andrew
  • West: Hills and communities of Cane River and Dallas
  • South: Bito Community
  • East: Bordering Hills of St Thomas

Community Representation:

  • Member of Parlaiment: Mr. Joseph Hibbert
  • Councillor: Sylvester Brown
  • Mayor:

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. High levels of adult unemployment (25 years and over)
  2. High levels of youth unemployment (14-24 years)
  3. Limited/No opportunities for training and employment
  4. Poor Roads
  5. Internal gang/turf violence

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 4

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 1,749
Estimated Number of Households 84
Average Households Size 3.3
% Households headed by males 60.4
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 95.5
% Households headed by unemployed persons 6

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 14.6 12.8 13.7
15 - 24 8.7 7.6 8.15
25 - 29 4.1 4.1 4.1
30 - 64 25 18.6 21.8
65+ 2.3 2.3 2.3
TOTAL 54.7 45.4 50.05

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

63.8% of houses were made from board and 23.8% made from block and/or concrete 33% of houses were owned by occupants

Utilities

49.5% of residents received water from springs , rivers or streams 66% of residents used electricity for lighting

Communication

Cellular telephone services were utilized by 96% of residents

Sanitation

Garbage was burnt by 96% of households; 5.7% buried their garbage 79% of households utilized pit latrines while 17% used soak away