• Development Area: Junction
  • Constituency: South Eastern, St. Elizabeth
  • Districts: 9

Community Borders:

  • North: Lititz
  • West: Top Hills
  • South: Bull Savannah
  • East: Manchester

Community Representation:

  • Member of Parlaiment: Mr. Richard
  • Councillor: Heroy Clarke
  • Mayor:

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. Low water pressure or no water supply
  2. Poor roads
  3. Poor representation by elected political leaders
  4. Low skill levels
  5. High levels of youth unemployment

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 6

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 5780
Estimated Number of Households 1482
Average Households Size 3.9
% Households headed by males 64
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 65
% Households headed by unemployed persons 30.8

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 10.4 11.0 10.7
15 - 24 12.8 11.8 12.3
25 - 29 10.6 11.9 11.25
30 - 64 8.2 8.5 8.35
65+ 7.6 7.2 7.4
TOTAL 49.6 50.4 50

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

58.6% of respondents own the land on which they live; 6.2% live on rented land; 22% live on family owned land

Utilities

48.3 % of residents have private water catchments - 95.9% of residents use electricity for lighting

Communication

Telephone services are utilized by 97% residents. Of this amount, 23.3% utilize both landline and cellular phones

Sanitation

- Garbage is picked up by truck from 66.4% households - Soak away 21.9% was the most prevalent toilet facility used