• Development Area: Black River
  • Constituency: South Eastern, St. Elizabeth
  • Districts: 6

Community Borders:

  • North: Cotterwood
  • West: White House, Westmoreland
  • South: Caribbean Sea
  • East: Brompton

Community Representation:

  • Member of Parlaiment: Mr. Hugh Buchanan
  • Councillor: Sandra White
  • Mayor:

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. High levels of adult (24 yrs and over)unemployment
  2. High levels of youth (14-24 yrs) unemployment
  3. Poor roads
  4. Low skills level
  5. Poor representation by elected political leaders

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 0

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 1575
Estimated Number of Households 4.3
Average Households Size 3.3
% Households headed by males 61
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 70.7
% Households headed by unemployed persons 27

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 14.3 14.3 14.3
15 - 24 7.5 10.8 9.15
25 - 29 6.1 7.5 6.8
30 - 64 17.7 17.0 17.35
65+ 1.4 3.4 2.4
TOTAL 47 53 50

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

42% dwellings are constructed from concrete;22% from board - 82.9% of households own the house in which they live - 31.7% of respondents own the land on which they live; 31.7% live on family owned land

Utilities

41.3 % of residents have public water piped into their dwelling - 85.4% of residents use electricity for lighting

Communication

Telephone services are utilized by 98% residents. Of this amount, 97% utilize cellular phones and 3% utilize both landline and cellular phones

Sanitation

Garbage is burnt 81%households - Pit latrine is utilized by 42.9% of households