• Development Area: Black River
  • Constituency: South West
  • Districts: 6

Community Borders:

  • North: Newell
  • West: Treasure Beach
  • South: Caribbean Sea
  • East: Southfield

Community Representation:

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

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. High levels of youth unemployment
  2. High levels of adult unemployment
  3. Low skill levels
  4. Low water pressure or no water supply
  5. Limited or no opportunities for training or employment

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 7

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 3892
Estimated Number of Households 998
Average Households Size 3.9
% Households headed by males 59.3
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 73.8
% Households headed by unemployed persons 31

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 13.2 7.7 10.45
15 - 24 11.5 14.9 13.2
25 - 29 14 9.5 11.75
30 - 64 8.2 7.7 7.95
65+ 6.1 7.7 6.9
TOTAL 53 47.5 50.25

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

70.4% dwellings are constructed from concrete and block whilst 16.9% are made from board - 70.80% of respondents own the land on which they live; 7.96% live on rented land; 18.58% live on family owned land

Utilities

- 25.7 % of residents have private water catchments - 88.89% of residents use electricity for lighting

Communication

Telephone services are utilized by 98.23% residents.

Sanitation

Garbage is picked up by truck from 66.67% households - Soak Away pit (50.39%) is the most prevalent toilet facility