• Development Area: Darliston
  • Constituency: Central Westmoreland
  • Districts: 3

Community Borders:

  • North: Ramble
  • West: Haddo
  • South: Porters Mountain
  • East: Mt. Stewart

Community Representation:

  • Member of Parlaiment: Hon. Roger Clarke
  • Councillor: Mr. Vanreil Bernard
  • Mayor:

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. High levels of adult unemployment (25 years and over)
  2. High levels of illiteracy and low level of numeracy
  3. Low skill level
  4. Poor Roads
  5. Perception /negative stigma attached to the community

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 1

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 304
Estimated Number of Households 152
Average Households Size 1.6
% Households headed by males 49
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 72.9
% Households headed by unemployed persons 21

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 15.8 17.8 16.8
15 - 24 7.4 9.1 8.25
25 - 29 3.0 3.4 3.2
30 - 64 20.5 18.3 19.4
65+ 2.7 2.0 2.35
TOTAL 49.4 50.6 50

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

49% of houses were made from boards, while 41% were made from blocks and 11% from blocks and boards. 88%of the houses were owned by occupants and 45% of the land was family owned, 17% were leasing the land and 9% renting.

Utilities

44% of the households had to purchase water Approximately 93% of residents used electricity for lighting.

Communication

Telephone services utilized by 99% of the residents in which the majority used cellular phones.

Sanitation

Burning (91%) was the most common method of garbage disposal. 83% of households utilized pit latrine and 19% used soak away