• Development Area: Downtown
  • Constituency: South East St. Andrew
  • Districts: 6

Community Borders:

  • North: Top Range and Nanny Ville
  • West: Deanery Road and Diana Drive
  • South: Langston Road and Deanery Road
  • East: Long Mountain

Community Representation:

  • Member of Parlaiment: Mrs. Maxine Henry Wilson, Dr. ST Aubyn Bartlett
  • Councillor: Andrew Swaby, George Planto
  • Mayor:

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. High levels of unemployment and youth unemployment
  2. Poor Roads
  3. Negative perception /stigma of community by external persons
  4. Internal gang/turf violence
  5. Limited/no opportunities for training and employment

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 16

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 19,699
Estimated Number of Households 6,480
Average Households Size 3.04
% Households headed by males 48
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 72.9
% Households headed by unemployed persons 38.8

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 13.8 13.9 13.85
15 - 24 10.5 11.5 11
25 - 29 4.2 3.6 3.9
30 - 64 17.3 19.0 18.15
65+ 2.8 3.7 3.25
TOTAL 48.6 51.7 50.15

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

87.2% of houses were made from block and/or concrete 50.8% of houses were owned by occupants

Utilities

73.5% of residents received water from NWC- public water piped into dwelling 99% of residents used electricity for lighting

Communication

Telephone services were utilized by 98% of residents (29.4% used both land lines and mobile phones while 76% used mobiles phones only)

Sanitation

Garbage was picked up for 84.3% households, 12.7% dumped garbage on site. 81.5% of households utilized water closets linked to sewer while 13.5% used water closets not linked to sewer 34.8% shared toilet facilities with other households