• Development Area: Maggotty
  • Constituency: St. Elizabeth North West
  • Districts:

Community Borders:

  • North: Retirement
  • West: Ginger Hill
  • South: Carisbrook
  • East: Siloah

Community Representation:

  • Member of Parlaiment: J.C. Hutchinson
  • Councillor: Errol Hummingbird, Ipswich
  • Mayor:

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. High Levels of adult unemployment
  2. High Levels of youth unemployment
  3. High levels of high school drop outs
  4. Low Skills Level
  5. Poor representation of member of parliament

Number of Active Community Based Organizations:

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 2976
Estimated Number of Households 763
Average Households Size 3.9
% Households headed by males 75
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 46
% Households headed by unemployed persons 40

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 25.2 30.7 27.95
15 - 24 14.5 15.9 15.2
25 - 29 41.8 35.5 38.65
30 - 64 4.9 3.0 3.95
65+ 13.6 14.9 14.25
TOTAL 100 100 100

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

69.8% of houses are owned by occupants, 9.5% rented their dwellings, and 20.6% lived for free

Utilities

- 69.8%% of land owned by residents, 17.4% live on family owned land, 7.9% rent

Communication

- 73% of households use private catchments (tanks, drums etc) for water supply. The river in the community is also used. - Approximately 77.7% of residents use electricity for lighting.

Sanitation

Garbage is picked up for majority of households. -Pit latrines are used by 44.4% of residents