• Development Area: Black River
  • Constituency: South West
  • Districts: 6

Community Borders:

  • North: New Market & Giddy Hall
  • West: White House
  • South: Crawford & Brompton
  • East: Brompton & Giddy Hall

Community Representation:

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

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. High levels of adult unemployment
  2. Poor parenting
  3. Low skill levels
  4. High levels of youth unemployment
  5. Low water pressure or no water supply

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 5

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 1397
Estimated Number of Households 358
Average Households Size 3.9
% Households headed by males 56
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 86.7
% Households headed by unemployed persons 44.1

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 31.4 29.6 30.5
15 - 24 25.8 15.8 20.8
25 - 29 20.7 23.7 22.2
30 - 64 11.8 12.4 12.1
65+ 10.3 18.5 14.4
TOTAL 100 100 100

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

32% dwellings are constructed from concrete; 25% from board - 77% of respondents own the land on which they live; 7% live on rented land; 16% live for free

Utilities

80 % of residents have private catchments for water supply - 87.1% of residents use electricity for lighting

Communication

Telephone services are utilized by 97% residents.

Sanitation

Garbage is burnt by 90.3% households - Pit latrines( 41.9% of households) is the most prevalent toilet facility used