• Development Area: Santa Cruz
  • Constituency: St. Elizabeth Northeast and Southeast
  • Districts: 10

Community Borders:

  • North:
  • West:
  • South:
  • East:

Community Representation:

  • Member of Parlaiment: Stallyn Brown Santa Cruz Division Donald Simpson, Malvern Division
  • Councillor:
  • Mayor:

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. High levels of adult unemployment
  2. High levels of youth unemployment
  3. High levels of high school drop-out.
  4. Low skill level
  5. Limited or no opportunities for training and employment

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 19

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 3970
Estimated Number of Households 1018
Average Households Size 3.9
% Households headed by males 51
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 37
% Households headed by unemployed persons 31.3

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 14.7 16.4 15.55
15 - 24 9.5 8.7 9.1
25 - 29 25.1 18.3 21.7
30 - 64 0.4 1.7 1.05
65+ 2.6 2.6 2.6
TOTAL 52.3 47.7 50

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

96.8% of the houses are made of concrete and block. 86% own the building in which they live, 6 % rent, 5% live for free 77% own the land on which they reside, 11% live on family owned land

Utilities

Approximately 10.9% of residents receive public water from various sources. 92.2% of residents use electricity for lighting

Communication

Telephone services: 100% of residents use cellular phones

Sanitation

Garbage is picked up for 2%of households, 57% burn, 40% do both 43.2% of residents use flush toilets, 51.8 % use pit latrines, 55 %use none.