• Development Area: Santa Cruz
  • Constituency: St. Elizabeth Southeast
  • Districts: 20

Community Borders:

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

Community Representation:

  • Member of Parlaiment: Franklyn Witter
  • Councillor: Donald Simpson, Malvern Division
  • Mayor:

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. Poor roads
  2. Poor parenting
  3. High levels of youth unemployment
  4. Inadequate water supply
  5. Poor representation by elected political leaders

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 10

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 3,444
Estimated Number of Households 861
Average Households Size 4
% Households headed by males 69
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 36.1
% Households headed by unemployed persons 12.9

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 23.3 28.4 25.85
15 - 24 20 24.7 22.35
25 - 29 52 40.2 46.1
30 - 64 2.8 3.7 3.25
65+ 1.9 3 2.45
TOTAL 100 100 100

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

29.7% of houses made from concrete, 26.51% block and 20.27% board 81.4% of respondents own the house in which they live, 18.6% rent. 18.6% of respondents rent the land on which they live, 60.5% own the land on which they reside, 20.9% live on family owned land.

Utilities

47.1 % of residents receive public water piped into dwelling, while 40.7 receive public water piped into yard 99% of residents use electricity for lighting

Communication

Telephone services utilized by 97% of residents of which cellular phones account for 76%

Sanitation

Garbage is picked up for 7.7% Households, 79.5% burn, 6.4% bury, 5.2 recycle, 1.3 dump on site.  82.6 use flush toilets, 16.8% use pit latrines.