• Development Area: Maggotty
  • Constituency: St. Elizabeth North west
  • Districts: 4

Community Borders:

  • North: Accompong
  • West: Elderslie
  • South: Maggotty
  • East:

Community Representation:

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

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. Poor representation of member of parliament
  2. Poor Roads
  3. High levels of youth unemployment
  4. High levels of adult unemployment
  5. Low skills level

Number of Active Community Based Organizations:

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 1169
Estimated Number of Households
Average Households Size 3.9
% Households headed by males 65.9
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 70.4
% Households headed by unemployed persons 62

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 11.2 7.0 9.1
15 - 24 13.9 7.9 10.9
25 - 29 18.0 16.7 17.35
30 - 64 5.2 0.0 2.6
65+ 8.7 11.4 10.05
TOTAL 57 43 50

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

Approximately 82% of houses are owned by occupants while 9% rented their dwellings and 9% lived for free.

Utilities

8% of residents receive water from public sources. 76.5% of residents use electricity for lighting

Communication

Telephone services: 94.1% cellular usage

Sanitation

Garbage is not picked up in Retirement. 97% burn their garbage. Pit latrines are used by 47% of residents. Water closets not linked to sewers are used by 29% of households.