• Development Area: Whitehouse
  • Constituency: Eastern Westmoreland
  • Districts: 3

Community Borders:

  • North: Bluefields
  • West: Cave/Ferris
  • South: Caribbean Sea
  • East: Kentucky/Cave

Community Representation:

  • Member of Parlaiment: Hon. Luther Buchanan
  • Councillor: Mr. Valdence Gifford
  • Mayor:

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. Poor roads
  2. Poor parenting
  3. High levels of unemployment and youth unemployment
  4. Low skill levels
  5. High level of high school dropouts

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 3

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 1124
Estimated Number of Households 281
Average Households Size 3.9
% Households headed by males 52
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 53.2
% Households headed by unemployed persons 48

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 21.2 18.6 19.9
15 - 24 5.2 14.2 9.7
25 - 29 1.8 7.0 4.4
30 - 64 12.5 14.2 13.35
65+ 1.8 3.5 2.65
TOTAL 42.5 57.5 50

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

55% of the residents lived of family owned land, while 22.2% were leasing. 66.7% of the respondents owned the land on which the houses were constructed, while 22.2% were living for free.

Utilities

40.7% of the households received public water piped into dwelling. 37% access water from public standpipe. Approximately 96.3% of residents used electricity for lighting and 3.7% utilized bottle torch.

Communication

Telephone services utilized by 74% of the residents in which the majority used cellular phones.

Sanitation

Burning (88.9%) was the most common method of garbage disposal. 44.4% of households utilized pit latrine and 40.7% used the water closet not linked to sewer.