• Development Area: Darliston
  • Constituency: Eastern Westmoreland
  • Districts: 3

Community Borders:

  • North: Ashton
  • West: New Road
  • South: New Road
  • East: New Road

Community Representation:

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

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. Low water pressure/no water supply
  2. High levels of unemployment and youth unemployment
  3. Limited access to required amenities
  4. Poor representation by elected political leaders
  5. Poor roads

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 1

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 343
Estimated Number of Households 127
Average Households Size 2.7
% Households headed by males 72
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 72.9
% Households headed by unemployed persons 11

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 13.2 15.2 14.2
15 - 24 8.3 7.2 7.75
25 - 29 4.3 3.5 3.9
30 - 64 20.7 14.4 17.55
65+ 8 5.2 6.6
TOTAL 54.5 45.5 50

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

73.2% of houses were made from boards, while 18.1% were made from blocks and 8.7% from blocks and boards. 92.1%of the houses were owned by occupants and 89% owned the land on which they lived, while 5.5% were renting. Another 3% were leasing and 2.4% lived on family owned land.

Utilities

82.4% of the households received water from private catchment and 11.8% access water from public catchment. Approximately 70.9% of residents used electricity for lighting.

Communication

Telephone services utilized by 93% of the residents in which the majority used cellular phones.

Sanitation

Burning (75.6%) was the most common method of garbage disposal. 86.6% of households utilized pit latrine and 17.9% used water closet linked to sewer.