• Development Area: Drivers River
  • Constituency: Eastern Portland
  • Districts: 4

Community Borders:

  • North: Kensington
  • West: Reach
  • South: Long Road
  • East: Caribbean Sea

Community Representation:

  • Member of Parlaiment: Dr. Lyndale Bloomfield
  • Councillor: Elaine Osbourne
  • Mayor:

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. High levels of adult and youth unemployment
  2. Poor Parenting
  3. Low skill levels
  4. High Levels of high school drop-outs
  5. Limited/no opportunity for training and employment

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 10

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 2,064
Estimated Number of Households 480
Average Households Size 4.3
% Households headed by males 37.5%
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 33%
% Households headed by unemployed persons 54%

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 22.9 28.6 25.75
15 - 24 27.1 16.5 21.8
25 - 29 11.5 6.6 9.05
30 - 64 28.1 36.3 32.2
65+ 10.4 12.0 11.2
TOTAL 100 100 100

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

75% of respondents own their dwellings; 500% own the land on which they live while 22.9% live on family-owned land.

Utilities

64.6% of households received public water piped into yard; 20.8% received water from public standpipe. 94% of residents use electricity for lighting

Communication

Telephone services utilized by 83% of residents. 69.2% utilize cellular phones.

Sanitation

Burning (72.9%) was the most common method of garbage disposal 62.5 of households utilized pit latrines toilet facilities and 58.3% had flush toilets not linked to a main sewer system.