• Development Area: Downtown
  • Constituency: West Kingston
  • Districts: 3

Community Borders:

  • North: Cross Roads
  • West: Jones Town and Hannah Town
  • South: Central Downtown
  • East: Allan Town

Community Representation:

  • Member of Parlaiment: Hon. Bruce Golding
  • Councillor: Ms. Lorna Leslie
  • Mayor:

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. High levels of unemployment and youth unemployment
  2. Poor parenting
  3. Limited/no opportunities for training & employment
  4. Low skill levels
  5. High level of high school drop-outs

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 9

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 5000
Estimated Number of Households 1,429
Average Households Size 3.5
% Households headed by males 50
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 76
% Households headed by unemployed persons 29

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 15.8 14.5 15.15
15 - 24 11.5 8.5 10
25 - 29 5.2 8.2 6.7
30 - 64 14.8 17.3 16.05
65+ 1.5 2.7 2.1
TOTAL 48.8 51.2 50

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

57% of houses were made from block and/or concrete 44.7% of houses were owned by occupants

Utilities

41% of residents received water from NWC piped into yard 99% of residents used electricity for lighting

Communication

Telephone services utilized by 94% of residents(30.7% used both land lines and mobile phones while 68.2% used mobiles phones only)

Sanitation

Garbage was picked up for 79% of the households. 93.6% of households utilized water closets linked to sewer while 5.3% used water closets not linked to sewer 36% shared toilet facilities with other households.