• Development Area: Junction
  • Constituency: South West, St. Elizabeth
  • Districts: 5

Community Borders:

  • North: Warminster
  • West: Rose Hall
  • South: Ballard’s Valley/ Top Hill
  • East: Junction

Community Representation:

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

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. High levels of adult unemployment
  2. High levels of youth unemployment
  3. Poor Roads
  4. Poor representation by elected political leaders
  5. High levels of illiteracy and low levels of numeracy

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 7

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 2067
Estimated Number of Households 530
Average Households Size 3.9
% Households headed by males 60.4
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 85
% Households headed by unemployed persons 30.2

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 10.6 12.2 11.4
15 - 24 15.5 7.7 11.6
25 - 29 13.3 7.8 10.55
30 - 64 12.2 9.5 10.85
65+ 4.5 6.7 5.6
TOTAL 56.1 43.9 50

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

94.9% of dwellings are constructed from concrete and block - 75.5% of respondents own the land on which they live; 11.3% live on rented land; 11.3% live for free and 1.9% lease the land on which they live

Utilities

41.5% of residents have private catchments - 75.5% of residents use electricity for lighting

Communication

- Telephone services are utilized by 89% residents. Of this amount, 3.8% utilize both landline and cellular phones

Sanitation

- Garbage is picked up by truck from 43.4% households - Pit latrines (45.3%) is the most prevalent toilet facility used