• Development Area: Savanna-La-Mar
  • Constituency: Eastern Westmoreland
  • Districts: 2

Community Borders:

  • North: Hanover
  • West: Bath Mountain
  • South: Strawberry
  • East: Williamsfield

Community Representation:

  • Member of Parlaiment: Hon. Luther Buchanan
  • Councillor: Valdence Gifford
  • Mayor:

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. Poor roads
  2. Poor representation by elected reps
  3. High levels of adult unemployment(25 years and over)
  4. High levels of youth unemployment (14-24 year)
  5. Limited access to required amenities and services

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 19

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 1082
Estimated Number of Households 309
Average Households Size 3.5
% Households headed by males 51
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 63.9
% Households headed by unemployed persons 28.4

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 17.4 12.7 15.05
15 - 24 7.5 12.0 9.75
25 - 29 2.6 2.4 2.5
30 - 64 16.2 18.6 17.4
65+ 5.3 5.3 5.3
TOTAL 49 51 50

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

94.8% of households owned the building in which they lived. 58.1% owned land 26.5% lived on family owned land

Utilities

41.9% of the households received public water piped into dwelling. Approximately 88.4% of residents used electricity for lighting

Communication

Telephone services utilized by 91.6%of the residents; of those with telephone services 91.6% utilized cellular phones and 8.4% utilized both cellular and cable telephones.

Sanitation

Burning (92.9%) was the most common method of garbage disposal. 65.8% of households utilized pit latrines.