• Development Area: New Market
  • Constituency: North West
  • Districts: 8

Community Borders:

  • North: St. James
  • West: Springfield
  • South: Middle Quarters Community
  • East: Breadnut walk, Merry Wood Community

Community Representation:

  • Member of Parlaiment: Mr. William James Charles Hutchinson
  • Councillor: Heroy Clarke
  • Mayor:

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. High levels of adult unemployment
  2. Poor roads
  3. Low water pressure
  4. Low skill levels
  5. Poor representation by elected political leaders

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 5

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 2059
Estimated Number of Households 528
Average Households Size 3.9
% Households headed by males 51.2
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 86
% Households headed by unemployed persons 26

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 13.5 15.6 14.55
15 - 24 16.2 9.4 12.8
25 - 29 11.9 10.4 11.15
30 - 64 7.3 6.8 7.05
65+ 3.6 5.2 4.4
TOTAL 52.5 47.4 49.95

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

43.7% dwellings are constructed from concrete and blocks; 18.4% from wood and brick - 77% of respondents own the land on which they live; 5% live on rented land; 16% live on family owned land

Utilities

- Rainfall is the main source of water supply - 88% of residents use electricity for lighting

Communication

Cellular phone services are utilized by all residents.

Sanitation

68% of households’ Garbage is burned while 21% is picked up by trucks - 63% of households utilize Pit latrines and 9% Water closets linked to a main sewer system