• Development Area: Grange Hill
  • Constituency: Central Westmoreland
  • Districts: 5

Community Borders:

  • North:
  • West:
  • South:
  • East:

Community Representation:

  • Member of Parlaiment: Mr. Roger Clarke
  • Councillor: Mr. Paul Wilson
  • Mayor:

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. High levels of adult and youth unemployment
  2. Poor Parenting
  3. Limited/No opportunity for training & employment
  4. Limited access to required amenities
  5. Poor representation by elected political leaders

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 3

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 1460
Estimated Number of Households 417
Average Households Size 3.5
% Households headed by males 58
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 40
% Households headed by unemployed persons 21

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 14.6 16.0 15.3
15 - 24 9.8 9.6 9.7
25 - 29 1.4 6.8 4.1
30 - 64 19.5 19.6 19.55
65+ 0.7 2.0 1.35
TOTAL 46 54 50

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

76% of houses were made from boards, while 13% were made from blocks and 11% from a combination of blocks and board 73.8%of the houses were owned by occupants and 26.8% owned the land on which they lived.

Utilities

72.1% of the households received public water piped into dwelling. Approximately 93% of residents used electricity for lighting

Communication

Telephone services utilized by 98% of the residents, in which 67% used cellular phones and 31% used both landlines and mobile phones.

Sanitation

Garbage was picked up by truck from 86% of households 46.5% of households had flush toilets not linked to a sewer, &% had flushed toilets linked to a sewer and 39.5% utilized pit latrine.