• Development Area: Santa Cruz
  • Constituency: St. Elizabeth north -east
  • Districts: 7

Community Borders:

  • North: Balaclava
  • West: Newton
  • South: Santa Cruz
  • East: Don Figueroa Mountains

Community Representation:

  • Member of Parlaiment:
  • Councillor:
  • Mayor:

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. Poor water supply
  2. Poor road condition
  3. High Levels of adult unemployment
  4. Poor Parenting
  5. Limited access to requires services and amenities

Number of Active Community Based Organizations:

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 2757
Estimated Number of Households 720
Average Households Size 3.9
% Households headed by males 70
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 2.9
% Households headed by unemployed persons 56

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 14.7 16.4 15.55
15 - 24 9.5 8.5 9
25 - 29 5.2 4.3 4.75
30 - 64 20.3 15.9 18.1
65+ 2.6 2.6 2.6
TOTAL 52.3 47.7 50

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

87% of houses are owned by occupants - 67% of the houses are made from concrete and blocks -75% of occupants owned the land on which the house is built

Utilities

70% of households have public water piped into dwellings - 94% of residents use electricity for lighting

Communication

99% of the households have access to cellular phones; 1% have both land line and cellular phones

Sanitation

Garbage is picked up by truck for 29% of the households, 33% burn their garbage and another 33% both burn their garbage and use the garbage pick up trucks -48% of the households have sewer linked toilet facilities and another 48% have pit latrines