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

Community Borders:

  • North:
  • West:
  • South:
  • East:

Community Representation:

  • Member of Parlaiment: Hon. Luther Buchanan
  • Councillor: Valdence Gifford
  • Mayor:

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

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

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 6

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 4708
Estimated Number of Households 1121
Average Households Size 4.2
% Households headed by males 49.1
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 74.2
% Households headed by unemployed persons 17.9

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 15.5 15.2 15.35
15 - 24 8 21.1 14.55
25 - 29 3.6 2.1 2.85
30 - 64 13.5 17.6 15.55
65+ 1.5 1.9 1.7
TOTAL 42.1 57.9 50

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

62.1% of houses were made from boards, 21.4% from concrete and 11.5% from Concrete & Block. 48.2% of the household heads resided on family owned, 25% captured the land they resided on and 17% owned the land on which they lived.

Utilities

The majority (45.5%) of the households received water from private catchment, while 37.5% had water piped into their dwellings and 28.6% accessed water from spring/river/stream. 95.5% of the residents used electricity for lighting

Communication

Telephone services were utilized by 96% residents; majority of the households’ utilized cellular phones.

Sanitation

Burning (83%) was the most common method of garbage disposal. 56.3% of households utilized pit latrines and 49.1% used water closets not linked to sewer.