• Development Area: Black River
  • Constituency: South Easterly
  • Districts: 7

Community Borders:

  • North: Mountainside
  • West: Treasure Beach
  • South: Pedro Plains
  • East: Bigwoods

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. Poor parenting
  4. Low skill levels
  5. Limited or no opportunities for training and employment

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 6

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 1287
Estimated Number of Households 330
Average Households Size 3.9
% Households headed by males 42.6
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 78.8
% Households headed by unemployed persons 35

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 8.8 20.6 14.7
15 - 24 14 13.4 13.7
25 - 29 11.8 12.4 12.1
30 - 64 4.3 5.8 5.05
65+ 3.7 5.2 4.45
TOTAL 42.6 57.4 50

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

Approximately 52.7% of dwellings are constructed from board whilst 27.6% are made from blocks - 90.9% of respondents own the land on which they live; 3% live on rented land; 6.1% live on family owned land

Utilities

57.6 % of residents have public water piped into their dwelling - 87.9% of residents use electricity for lighting

Communication

Telephone services are utilized by 97% residents. Of this amount, 6% utilize both landline and cellular phones

Sanitation

Garbage is picked up by truck from 63.6% households - Soak Away pit (51.6%) is the most prevalent toilet facility used