• Development Area: Junction
  • Constituency: South Eastern, St. Elizabeth
  • Districts: 9

Community Borders:

  • North: Malvern
  • West: Southfield
  • South: Southfield
  • East: Rose Hall

Community Representation:

  • Member of Parlaiment: Mr. Richard Parchment
  • Councillor: Heroy Clarke
  • Mayor:

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

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

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 5

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 2094
Estimated Number of Households 537
Average Households Size 3.9
% Households headed by males 49.1
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 64.9
% Households headed by unemployed persons 37

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 11.4 11.9 11.65
15 - 24 12.3 13.3 12.8
25 - 29 9.2 6.9 8.05
30 - 64 8.1 8.7 8.4
65+ 8.2 10 9.1
TOTAL 49.2 50.8 50

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

84% of dwellings are constructed from concrete and blocks; 7% from blocks - 80% of respondents own the land on which they live; 7% live on rented land; 9% live for free and 2% lease the land on which they reside

Utilities

87 % of residents have private catchments for water supply - 93% of residents use electricity for lighting

Communication

Telephone services are utilized by 93% residents.

Sanitation

Garbage is picked up by truck from 62.9% households - Pit latrines (24.6%) is the most prevalent toilet facility used