• Development Area: Down Town
  • Constituency: Kingston Central, South East St.Andrew
  • Districts: 4

Community Borders:

  • North: Cross Roads
  • West: Fletchers Land
  • South: Rose Gardens
  • East: Franklin Town

Community Representation:

  • Member of Parlaiment: Hon. Ronald Thwaites
  • Councillor:
  • Mayor:

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. High levels of youth unemployment (14-24 years)
  2. High levels of adult unemployment
  3. Low skill levels
  4. Poor roads
  5. Poor representation by elected political representatives

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 14

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 10,915
Estimated Number of Households 2,950
Average Households Size 3.7
% Households headed by males 39
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 38.1
% Households headed by unemployed persons 22

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 11.8 13.8 12.8
15 - 24 6.7 9.8 8.25
25 - 29 3.7 12.5 8.1
30 - 64 6.5 11.2 8.85
65+ 9.8 14.2 12
TOTAL 38.5 61.5 50

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

66% are made from concrete and blocks, 21% from board, 9% from bricks and 2.8% from a combination of concrete and board - 40% of respondents own the land on which they live; 32.3% live on rented land; 7.1% live on family owned land and 4.7% live on captured lands

Utilities

45.5% of residents have public water piped into their dwelling, while 41.6% receive public water pipe into yard - 98.8% of residents use electricity for lighting

Communication

Telephone services are utilized by all residents. Of this amount, 75% utilize cellular phones, 3.6% had landlines and 21.3% had both cellular phones and landlines

Sanitation

Garbage is picked up by truck from 98.4% households - Water closet not linked to a main sewer system is utilized by 79.6% of households