• Development Area: Junction
  • Constituency: South Eastern, St. Elizabeth
  • Districts: 10

Community Borders:

  • North: Junction
  • West: Ballard’s Valley
  • South: Sea
  • East: Alligator Pond

Community Representation:

  • Member of Parlaiment: Mr. Richard Parchment
  • Councillor: Heroy Clarke
  • Mayor:

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. Poor roads
  2. Low water pressure or no water supply
  3. Poor representation by elected political leaders
  4. Low skill levels
  5. High levels of adult unemployment

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 5

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 2851
Estimated Number of Households 731
Average Households Size 3.9
% Households headed by males 66
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 62.4
% Households headed by unemployed persons 17

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 13.6 11.8 12.7
15 - 24 7.9 9.6 8.75
25 - 29 11.4 10.7 11.05
30 - 64 8.6 11.3 9.95
65+ 8 7.4 7.7
TOTAL 49.5 50.8 50.15

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

97% dwellings are constructed from concrete and blocks - 87% of respondents own the land on which they live; 2% live on rented land; 11% live for free

Utilities

68 % of residents have private catchments and purchased water - 96% of residents use electricity for lighting

Communication

Telephone services are utilized by all residents. Of this amount, 21% utilize both landline and cellular phones

Sanitation

Garbage is picked up by truck from 55% households - Water closet linked to a main sewer system and soak away is utilized by 40% of households