• Development Area: New Market
  • Constituency: North West
  • Districts: 18

Community Borders:

  • North: Border of Westmoreland
  • West: Westmoreland Border
  • South: Giddy Hall
  • East: Springfield

Community Representation:

  • Member of Parlaiment: Mr. William James Charles Hutchinson
  • Councillor: Heroy Clarke
  • Mayor:

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

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

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 6

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 3584
Estimated Number of Households 919
Average Households Size 3.9
% Households headed by males 67
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 61.3
% Households headed by unemployed persons

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 23.6 24.4 24
15 - 24 26.3 21.8 24.05
25 - 29 17.9 19.9 18.9
30 - 64 19.7 15.4 17.55
65+ 12.5 18.5 15.5
TOTAL 100 100 100

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

27% of dwellings are constructed from concrete whilst 22% are made from concrete and blocks - 72% of respondents own the land on which they live; 12% live on rented land; 14% live on family owned land and 2% lease the land on which they reside

Utilities

- 89 % of residents have private catchments (tanks, drums) - 80% of residents use electricity for lighting

Communication

Telephone services are available to 70% of households. Of this amount 90% utilized cellular phones

Sanitation

46% of household garbage is burned while 26% is picked up by truck - 56% utilized pit latrines while 20% utilized Water closets not linked to a main sewer system