• Development Area: Santa Cruz
  • Constituency: North West, St. Elizabeth
  • Districts: 7

Community Borders:

  • North: Y.S. Estate
  • West: New Holland
  • South: Black River Lower Morass
  • East: Lacovia

Community Representation:

  • Member of Parlaiment: Mr. William James Charles Hutchinson
  • Councillor:
  • Mayor:

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. No Water Supply
  2. Poor roads
  3. High levels of adult unemployment
  4. Poor parenting
  5. Limited Access to Required Amenities & Services

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 7

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 2593
Estimated Number of Households 663
Average Households Size 4
% Households headed by males 53
% Households headed w/o academic qualification
% Households headed by unemployed persons 30

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 15.7 9.9 12.8
15 - 24 11.2 12.4 11.8
25 - 29 12 6.9 9.45
30 - 64 9.3 10.1 9.7
65+ 5.7 6.8 6.25
TOTAL 53.9 46.1 50

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

45% dwellings are constructed from concrete whilst 41% are made from concrete and blocks - 58% of respondents own the land on which they live; 26% live on family owned land and 9% living for free

Utilities

30 % of residents have public water piped into their dwelling - 84% of residents use electricity for lighting

Communication

Telephone services are utilized by 98% of residents

Sanitation

Garbage is burned by 53% of Households - 42% utilized pit latrines whilst Water closet not linked to a main sewer system is utilized by 40% of households