• Development Area: Santa Cruz
  • Constituency: North Western, St. Elizabeth
  • Districts: 5

Community Borders:

  • North: Don Figueroa Mountain
  • West: Goshen
  • South: New Building
  • East: Manchester

Community Representation:

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

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. Poor parenting
  2. Low skill levels
  3. High levels of high school drop-outs
  4. High levels of youth unemployment
  5. High levels of literacy and low levels of numeracy

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 1

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 4968
Estimated Number of Households 690
Average Households Size 7.2
% Households headed by males 60
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 64
% Households headed by unemployed persons 7

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 16.4 11.3 13.85
15 - 24 10.5 9.8 10.15
25 - 29 3.1 2.3 2.7
30 - 64 18.8 22.6 20.7
65+ 3.5 1.6 2.55
TOTAL 52.3 47.6 49.95

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

79.7% of dwellings are constructed from concrete whilst 13% are made from board - 90% of respondents own the land on which they live; 10% live on rented land

Utilities

97 % of residents have public water piped into their dwelling - 100% of residents use electricity for lighting

Communication

Cellular phones are utilized by 77%residents. Of this amount, 23% utilize both landlines and cellular phones

Sanitation

Garbage is burnt by 70% households - The soak away pit toilet (87%) was the most prevalent toilet facility used