• Development Area: Santa Cruz
  • Constituency: North Eastern
  • Districts: 7

Community Borders:

  • North: Braes River
  • West: Santa Cruz
  • South: Pepper
  • East: Manchester

Community Representation:

  • Member of Parlaiment: Mr. Raymond Pryce
  • Councillor: Heroy Clarke
  • Mayor:

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. Poor representation by elected political leaders
  2. Low water pressure or no water supplies
  3. Low skill levels
  4. High levels of adult unemployment
  5. High levels of youth unemployment

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 18

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 2812
Estimated Number of Households 718
Average Households Size
% Households headed by males 70
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 74.2
% Households headed by unemployed persons 30

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 16.4 11.3 13.85
15 - 24 13.6 12.1 12.85
25 - 29 7.8 10.2 9
30 - 64 8.6 10.1 9.35
65+ 5.8 3.9 4.85
TOTAL 52.2 47.6 49.9

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

88.7% dwellings are constructed from concrete whilst 10.6% are made from board - 91% of respondents own the land on which they live; 7.5% live on rented land; 1.5% live for free

Utilities

70 % of residents have public water piped into their dwelling and yard - 97% of residents use electricity for lighting

Communication

Telephone services are utilized by 96% residents. Of this amount, 33% utilize both landline and cellular phones

Sanitation

Garbage is picked up by truck and burned from 52.2% households - 54% used a combination of septic tank and absorption pit toilet facilities