• Development Area: Black River
  • Constituency: South West
  • Districts: 2

Community Borders:

  • North: Burnt Savannah
  • West: Black River
  • South: Parottee and Slipe
  • East: Mountainside

Community Representation:

  • Member of Parlaiment: Mr. Hugh Buchanan
  • Councillor: Heroy Clarke
  • Mayor:

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. High levels of adult & youth unemployment
  2. High levels of literacy and low levels of numeracy
  3. Low water pressure o no water supply
  4. Poor roads
  5. Poor representation by elected

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 8

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 2037
Estimated Number of Households 521
Average Households Size 3.9
% Households headed by males 42
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 84
% Households headed by unemployed persons 25

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 31.5 34.0 32.75
15 - 24 34.3 23.4 28.85
25 - 29 18.6 25.2 21.9
30 - 64 11.0 9.7 10.35
65+ 4.7 7.7 6.2
TOTAL 100.1 100 100.05

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

33.6% dwellings are constructed from board; 27.4% are made from concrete and blocks - 86% of respondents own the land on which they live; 2% live on rented land; 10% live for free

Utilities

31 % of residents have public water piped into their yards - 94% of residents use electricity for lighting

Communication

Telephone services are utilized by 94%residents.

Sanitation

Garbage is picked up by truck from 54% households - Pit latrines (50% of households) is the most prevalent toilet facility used