• Development Area: Black River
  • Constituency: South Westerly, St. Elizabeth
  • Districts: 11

Community Borders:

  • North: Giddy Hall/ Black River-NE, Cotterwood/ Crawford-NW
  • West:
  • South: Black River/ Caribbean Sea-SE, Crawford/Caribbean Sea- SW
  • East:

Community Representation:

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

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. High levels of adult unemployment
  2. High levels of youth unemployment
  3. Poor parenting
  4. Limited access to require amenities and services
  5. Poor roads

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 10

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 3785
Estimated Number of Households 968
Average Households Size 3.91
% Households headed by males 56
% Households headed w/o academic qualification
% Households headed by unemployed persons 36

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 15.0 15.3 15.15
15 - 24 12.4 10.3 11.35
25 - 29 9.9 11.8 10.85
30 - 64 5.6 6.4 6
65+ 4.9 8.4 6.65
TOTAL 47.8 52.2 50

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

35% of dwellings are constructed from concrete and block whilst 21% are made from concrete - 63% of respondents own the land on which they live; 13% live on rented land; 22% live for free and 2% lease the land on which they reside

Utilities

43 % of residents have public water piped into their yards - 95% of residents use electricity for lighting

Communication

Telephone services are utilized by 97%residents. Of this amount, 3% utilize both landline and cellular phones

Sanitation

Garbage is picked up by truck from 51% households - Pit latrines (40% households) is the most prevalent toilet facility