• Development Area: Cross Keys
  • Constituency: South Manchester
  • Districts: 6

Community Borders:

  • North: Java & Grove Properties
  • West: Cross Keys & Cocoa
  • South: Canoe Valley
  • East: Pusey Hill

Community Representation:

  • Member of Parlaiment: Michael Peart
  • Councillor: Iceval Brown
  • Mayor:

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. High levels of adult (25yrs and over) unemployment.
  2. High levels of youth (15-24yrs) unemployment.
  3. Low skills level
  4. Poor representation from political directorates.
  5. Low water pressure/lack of water supply.

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 5

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 2,366
Estimated Number of Households 676
Average Households Size 3.5
% Households headed by males 58
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 56.6
% Households headed by unemployed persons 30

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 14.5 12.6 13.55
15 - 24 8.8 10.8 9.8
25 - 29 4.2 5.1 4.65
30 - 64 16.3 16.9 16.6
65+ 37 7.1 22.05
TOTAL 80.8 52.5 66.65

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

42.9% of the houses in the community are made of concrete, 28.2% are made from concrete and block and 22.6% are dirt houses. 63.3% of respondents own the land on which they live, and 23.3% reside on land which is family owned.

Utilities

67.3% of residents receive water from private catchments, and 6.9% receive their water from a combined source of private catchment and purchasing. 86.7% of residents use electricity for lighting.

Communication

Telephone service is utilized by 97% of households with 98% utilizing cellular phones and 2% having access to both cellular and landline telephones.

Sanitation

28.3% of households have their garbage collected by a truck while 23.3%, while having trucking service, also burn their garbage. 45.5% of households utilized pit latrine and 7% of all household indicated the sharing of toilet facilities.