• Development Area: Christiana
  • Constituency: Central Manchester
  • Districts: 0

Community Borders:

  • North: Allison, Walderston-NW
  • West:
  • South: Bellefield-SE, Walderston-SW
  • East:

Community Representation:

  • Member of Parlaiment: Peter Bunting
  • Councillor: Brenda Ramsey
  • Mayor:

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. High levels of adult (25yrs and over) unemployment.
  2. High levels of youth (15-24yrs) unemployment
  3. Limited/no opportunity for training and employment
  4. Low skill levels
  5. Low water pressure/lack of water supply.

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 9

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 1036
Estimated Number of Households 296
Average Households Size 3.5
% Households headed by males 67
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 66
% Households headed by unemployed persons 46

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 13 11 12
15 - 24 15 7 11
25 - 29 3 3 3
30 - 64 22 22 22
65+ 3 3 3
TOTAL 56 46 51

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

72% of houses constructed from concrete and block, and 22% from concrete and wood. 65% of respondents own the land on which they live, and 23% reside on land which is rented.

Utilities

96% of residents receive water from private catchments, and 2% receive their water from public standpipes. 93% of residents use electricity for lighting.

Communication

Telephone service is utilized by 98% of households with 86% utilizing cellular phones and 14% using a combination of cellular and landline telephones.

Sanitation

85% of households have their garbage collected by a truck. 61% of households utilized pit latrine facilities