• Development Area: Cross Roads
  • Constituency: South East St. Andrew, South St. Andrew,
  • Districts: 4

Community Borders:

  • North: Oxford Road
  • West: Slipe Road, Studio One Boulevard, Lyndhurst Road, Beechwood Avenue and Half Way Tree Road
  • South: Torrington Road, North Heroes Circle, Marescaux Road and Conolley Avenue
  • East: Arnold Road, Camp Road and Tom Redcam Avenue

Community Representation:

  • Member of Parlaiment: Mrs. Maxine Henry Wilson, Dr. Omar Davies, Dr. Peter Phillips
  • Councillor: Mr.Waderoy Clarke, Ms. Marcia Neita, Mr. Andrew Swaby
  • Mayor:

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. High levels of adult unemployment (25 years and over)
  2. High levels of youth unemployment (14-24 years)
  3. Low skill levels
  4. Limited/No opportunities for training and employment
  5. Poor representation by elected political representatives

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 19

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 3,552
Estimated Number of Households 1054
Average Households Size 3.7
% Households headed by males 45.2
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 71.7
% Households headed by unemployed persons 20

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 11.1 17.0 14.05
15 - 24 9.3 10.0 9.65
25 - 29 4.3 3.4 3.85
30 - 64 18.7 21.9 20.3
65+ 1.7 2.6 2.15
TOTAL 45.1 54.9 50

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

62% of houses were made from block and/or concrete 55% of houses were owned by occupants

Utilities

45.8% of residents received water from NWC public piped into dwelling  100% of residents used electricity for lighting

Communication

Telephone services utilized by 96% of residents (40.2% used both land lines and mobile phones while 54% used mobiles phones only)

Sanitation

Garbage was picked up for 86% households. 45% of households utilized water closets linked to sewer while 54% used water closets not linked to sewer 18% shared toilet facilities with other households