• Development Area: Black River
  • Constituency: South Western
  • Districts: 8

Community Borders:

  • North: Burnt Savannah
  • West: Fullers wood
  • South: Barbary Hall
  • East: Bigwoods

Community Representation:

  • Member of Parlaiment: Mr. Hugh Buchanan
  • Councillor: Heroy Clarke
  • Mayor:

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. High levels of adult unemployment
  2. High levels of youth unemployment
  3. Low skill levels
  4. High levels of literacy and low levels of numeracy
  5. Limited or no opportunities for training and employment

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 5

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 3923
Estimated Number of Households 1006
Average Households Size 3.9
% Households headed by males 63
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 84.8
% Households headed by unemployed persons 31.5

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 11.9 15.2 13.55
15 - 24 13 12.8 12.9
25 - 29 9.6 7.6 8.6
30 - 64 9.2 6.5 7.85
65+ 5 9.2 7.1
TOTAL 48.7 51.3 50

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

83.3% of dwellings are constructed from concrete and block whilst 5.6% are made from brick - 84.8% of respondents own the land on which they live; 15.2% live on family owned land

Utilities

26.6% of residents have public water piped into their dwelling - 91.1% of residents use electricity for lighting

Communication

Telephone services are utilized by 97.5% residents.

Sanitation

Garbage is burned by 41.8% households - Water closet not linked to a main sewer system is utilized by 40.5% of households