• Development Area: Junction
  • Constituency: South Eastern, St. Elizabeth
  • Districts: 8

Community Borders:

  • North: Pepper
  • West: Myersville
  • South: Lititz
  • East: Parish of Manchester

Community Representation:

  • Member of Parlaiment: Mr. Richard Parchment
  • Councillor: Heroy Clarke
  • Mayor:

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. High levels of adult unemployment
  2. High levels of youth unemployment
  3. Low skill levels
  4. Poor representation by elected political leaders
  5. Poor roads

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 9

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 2521
Estimated Number of Households 746
Average Households Size 3.4
% Households headed by males 49
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 84.1
% Households headed by unemployed persons 47.9

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 32.5 30.7 31.6
15 - 24 23.8 28.3 26.05
25 - 29 21.4 23.7 22.55
30 - 64 18.2 10.3 14.25
65+ 4.1 7.0 5.55
TOTAL 100 100 100

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

92% of dwellings are constructed from concrete and blocks whilst 6%are made from board - 89% of respondents own the land on which they live; 5% live on rented land; 6% live for free

Utilities

50% of residents have private catchments as main sources of water - 94% of residents use electricity for lighting

Communication

Telephone services are utilized by 96%residents.

Sanitation

Garbage is picked up by truck from 75% households - Water closet linked to a main sewer system is utilized by 36.5% of households