• Development Area: Darliston
  • Constituency: Eastern Westmoreland
  • Districts: 6

Community Borders:

  • North: Bethel Town/Cambridge
  • West: Struie/Barneyside
  • South: Belvedere
  • East: Seaford Town and Amity/Retrieve

Community Representation:

  • Member of Parlaiment: Hon. Luther Buchanan
  • Councillor: Mr. Cebert McFarlane, Mr. Danree Delancy
  • Mayor:

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. Low water pressure/no water supply
  2. Poor Roads
  3. High levels of adult employment (25 years and over)
  4. High levels of youth employment (14-24 years)
  5. Poor Parenting

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 5

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 884
Estimated Number of Households 273
Average Households Size 3.2
% Households headed by males 64.7
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 58.8
% Households headed by unemployed persons 74.1

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 16.5 15.4 15.95
15 - 24 7.8 7.3 7.55
25 - 29 2.3 3.0 2.65
30 - 64 19.1 17.4 18.25
65+ 4.8 6.4 5.6
TOTAL 50.5 49.5 50

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

41.8% of houses were made from boards, while 38.5% were made from blocks. 75%of the houses were owned by occupants and 52.9% owned the land on which they lived.

Utilities

77.2% of the households received water from private catchment and 25.7% access water from public standpipe. Approximately 79.4% of residents used electricity for lighting.

Communication

Telephone services utilized by 90.4% of the residents in which the majority used cellular phones.

Sanitation

Burning (77.2%) was the most common method of garbage disposal. 61% of households utilized pit latrine.