• Development Area: Maggotty
  • Constituency: St. Elizabeth north west
  • Districts:

Community Borders:

  • North: Maggotty
  • West: Biscayne Mountain (part of the Nassau
  • South: Lacovia
  • East: Black River Morass

Community Representation:

  • Member of Parlaiment: J.C. Hutchinson
  • Councillor: Errol Hummingbird, Ipswich
  • Mayor:

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. High Levels of adult unemployment
  2. Low Water pressure
  3. Limited or no opportunity for training and employment
  4. Low skill levels
  5. Poor parenting

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 3

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 1768
Estimated Number of Households
Average Households Size 3.9
% Households headed by males 67
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 82.2
% Households headed by unemployed persons 36

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 33.8 9.8 21.8
15 - 24 9.5 8.1 8.8
25 - 29 20.3 12.4 16.35
30 - 64 1.3 1.1 1.2
65+ 2.0 1.4 1.7
TOTAL 66.9 32.8 49.85

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

84% of land owned by residents,11 live on family owned land, 4% rent

Utilities

47% of residents receive water from public sources.  78% of residents use electricity for lighting

Communication

Telephone services utilized by 100% cellular usage

Sanitation

Garbage is picked up for 17.4% H/H.  70.74% of residents use pit latrines and four percent share toilets.