• Development Area: Williamsfield
  • Constituency: Central Manchester
  • Districts: 1

Community Borders:

  • North: Windalco
  • West: Windalco
  • South: Williamsfield
  • East: Kendal

Community Representation:

  • Member of Parlaiment: Peter Bunting
  • Councillor: Sally Porteous
  • Mayor:

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. High levels of adult (25yrs and over) unemployment
  2. High levels of youth (15-24yrs) unemployment
  3. Low water pressure/lack of water supply
  4. Limited opportunities for training and employment
  5. Poor representation from political directorates

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 1

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 221
Estimated Number of Households 89
Average Households Size 2.48
% Households headed by males 43
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 49
% Households headed by unemployed persons 40

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 20 12 16
15 - 24 5 13 9
25 - 29 2 4 3
30 - 64 17 21 19
65+ 1 5 3
TOTAL 45 55 50

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

77% of houses are made from concrete and block, 7% from block only and 5% from wood and board. 94% of respondents own the land on which they live and 3% reside on land which is rented.

Utilities

63% of residents receive water from private catchments, 13% from water truck and 10% have private water piped into dwellings. 90% of residents use electricity for lighting.

Communication

Telephone service is utilized by 93% of households with 79% utilizing cellular phones and 17% using a combination of cellular and landline telephones.

Sanitation

43% of households have their garbage collected by a truck; 30% have their garbage both picked up by truck and burnt. 17% of households utilized pit latrine facilities.