• Development Area: Darliston
  • Constituency: Central
  • Districts: 3

Community Borders:

  • North: Barneyside
  • West: Haddo
  • South: Mt. Stewart
  • East: Knockalva

Community Representation:

  • Member of Parlaiment: Hon. Roger Clarke
  • Councillor: Mr. Bernard Vanriel
  • Mayor:

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. High levels of adult unemployment (25yrs and over)
  2. High levels of youth unemployment (14-24 years)
  3. Limited/No opportunity for training & employment
  4. Poor roads
  5. Negative perception/stigma of the community

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 7

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 1140
Estimated Number of Households 285
Average Households Size 4
% Households headed by males 67.6
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 62.7
% Households headed by unemployed persons 55.74

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 15.4 11.9 13.65
15 - 24 8.5 11.5 10
25 - 29 3.2 2.5 2.85
30 - 64 17.1 18.7 17.9
65+ 6.2 5.0 5.6
TOTAL 50.4 49.6 50

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

59.3% of houses were made from boards, while 29.1% were made from blocks 82.7%of the houses were owned by occupants and 59% owned the land on which they lived.

Utilities

95.7% of the households received water from private catchment. Approximately 95.7% of residents used electricity for lighting.

Communication

Telephone services utilized by 97.8% residents; of those with telephone services8% used cellular phones and 2.2% used both landlines and mobile phones.

Sanitation

Burning (97.8%) was the most common method of garbage disposal. 74.8% of households utilized pit latrine.