• Development Area: Santa Cruz
  • Constituency: North West
  • Districts: 8

Community Borders:

  • North: Newton
  • West: Holland
  • South: Burnt Savannah
  • East: Park Mountain

Community Representation:

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

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. High levels of adult unemployment
  2. High levels of youth unemployment
  3. Low skill levels
  4. Limited or no opportunities for training and employment
  5. Poor roads

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 8

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 4044
Estimated Number of Households 1011
Average Households Size 4
% Households headed by males 62.1
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 72
% Households headed by unemployed persons 38.6

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 28.4 21.9 25.15
15 - 24 29.2 28.7 28.95
25 - 29 19.1 21.3 20.2
30 - 64 12.4 15.4 13.9
65+ 10.9 12.7 11.8
TOTAL 100 100 100

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

45% dwellings are constructed from concrete and blocks whilst 42.5% are constructed from concrete - 73% of respondents own the land on which they live; 12% live on rented land; 12% live for free and 1% lease the land on which they live

Utilities

99.3 % of residents have public water piped into their dwelling - 88% of residents use electricity for lighting

Communication

Telephone services are utilized by 94%residents.

Sanitation

Garbage is picked up by truck from 58.8% households - Pit latrines (38.5%) are the most prevalent toilet facility used