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

Community Borders:

  • North: Mulgrave
  • West: Ginger Hill
  • South: Middle Quarter/Springfield
  • East: White Hill

Community Representation:

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

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. Poor Roads
  2. Poor representation from elected Representatives
  3. No Water Supply
  4. High Levels of adult unemployment
  5. High levels youth unemployment

Number of Active Community Based Organizations:

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 995
Estimated Number of Households 225
Average Households Size 3.9
% Households headed by males 51
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 72.4
% Households headed by unemployed persons 40

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 32.6 39.7 36.15
15 - 24 15.1 141 78.05
25 - 29 38.9 36.0 37.45
30 - 64 1.3 5.1 3.2
65+ 12.5 5.1 8.8
TOTAL 100.4 226.9 163.65

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

Approximately 68.6% of dwellings are owned by occupants, 7.8% rented their dwellings and 23.5% lived for free

Utilities

98% of residents receive water from private sources. 88% of residents use electricity for lighting

Communication

Telephone services utilized by92 % cellular usage

Sanitation

Garbage is not picked up in Merrywood. 88.3% of households burn their garbage. Pit latrines are used by 92.2% of residents.