• Development Area: Darliston
  • Constituency: Eastern Westmoerland
  • Districts: 4

Community Borders:

  • North: Carmel
  • West: Dillion Bigwoods
  • South: Endfield
  • East: Dillion Bigwood

Community Representation:

  • Member of Parlaiment: Hon. Luther Buchanan
  • Councillor: Mr. Trevor Jemeison
  • Mayor:

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. Poor roads
  2. High levels of unemployment and youth unemployment
  3. Low skills levels
  4. Poor parenting
  5. Poor representation by elected political leaders

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 2

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 2052
Estimated Number of Households 513
Average Households Size 3.5
% Households headed by males 61.3
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 73.9
% Households headed by unemployed persons 32.4

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 15.1 14.0 14.55
15 - 24 8.6 9.2 8.9
25 - 29 3.4 2.6 3
30 - 64 19.1 17.5 18.3
65+ 5.2 5.3 5.25
TOTAL 51.4 48.6 50

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

42.3% of houses were made from board, while 36.3% were made from blocks 85.2%of the houses were owned by occupants and 72.7 owned the land on which they lived.

Utilities

95.7% of the households received water from private catchment. Approximately 84.8% of residents used electricity for lighting

Communication

Telephone services utilized by 94.5%of the residents; of those with telephone services, 96.3% utilized cellular phones and 3.7% utilized both cellular and cable telephones.

Sanitation

Burning (66.8%) was the most common method of garbage disposal. 75% of households utilized pit latrine, while 22.3% used water closet linked to sewer.