• Development Area: Downtown
  • Constituency: West Kingstoon
  • Districts: 0

Community Borders:

  • North: Jones Town
  • West: Central Downtown
  • South: Denham Town
  • East: Fletchers Land

Community Representation:

  • Member of Parlaiment: Hon. Bruce Golding
  • Councillor: Ms. Lorna Leslie
  • Mayor:

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. High Unemployment and Youth Unemployment
  2. Crime and Violence
  3. Limited/No Opportunity for Training and Employment
  4. Poor Parenting
  5. High Level of High School Dropouts

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 7

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 2,240
Estimated Number of Households 560
Average Households Size 4.0
% Households headed by males 32
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 69
% Households headed by unemployed persons 60

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 13.4 21.6 17.5
15 - 24 15.6 10.0 12.8
25 - 29 2.2 2.6 2.4
30 - 64 10.2 20.3 15.25
65+ 2.2 2.2 2.2
TOTAL 43.6 56.7 50.15

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

73% of Land were made from concrete and blocks 52% of houses were owned by occupants

Utilities

28% of residents received water from NWC -public water piped into yard, 50% had public water piped into their dwelling  98% of residents used electricity for lighting

Communication

89% of residents utilized telephone services (14% used both land lines and mobile phones while 86% used mobiles phones only)

Sanitation

Garbage was picked up for 86% households 87% of households utilized water closets linked to sewer while 2% used water closets not linked to sewer 30% shared toilet facilities with other households