• Development Area: Duhaney Park
  • Constituency: Western St Andrew
  • Districts: 3

Community Borders:

  • North: Marverley
  • West: Waterhouse
  • South: Tower Hill and Olympic Gardens
  • East: Molynes Gardens

Community Representation:

  • Member of Parlaiment: Hon. Andrew Holness
  • Councillor: Mr. Junior Stewart
  • Mayor:

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. High levels of unemployment among adults (25 years and over)
  2. High levels of unemployment among youth (14-24 years
  3. High levels of high school drop outs
  4. Low skills levels
  5. Crime and violence

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 9

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 6,390
Estimated Number of Households 1587
Average Households Size 3.9
% Households headed by males 54
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 70
% Households headed by unemployed persons 42

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 13.5 13.3 13.4
15 - 24 9.7 10.4 10.05
25 - 29 4.1 5.5 4.8
30 - 64 16.1 19.1 17.6
65+ 4.9 3.4 4.15
TOTAL 48.3 51.7 50

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

70% of Land were made from concrete and blocks 73% of houses were owned by occupants

Utilities

40% of residents received water from NWC public piped into yard 99% of residents used electricity for lighting

Communication

87% of residents utilized telephone services (21% used both land lines and mobile phones while 77% used mobiles phones only)

Sanitation

Garbage was picked up for 87% households. 43% of households utilized water closets linked to sewer while 47% used water closets not linked to sewer 12% shared toilet facilities with other households.