• Development Area: Mandeville
  • Constituency: Central Manchester
  • Districts: 3

Community Borders:

  • North: Royal Flat-NE, Georges Valley-NW
  • West:
  • South: Comfort-SE, Old England-SW
  • East:

Community Representation:

  • Member of Parlaiment: Peter Bunting
  • Councillor: Goyfield Harrison
  • Mayor:

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. Poor representation by political directorates
  2. Low water pressure/lack of water supply
  3. Limited/no opportunities for training and employment
  4. High levels of adult (25yrs and over) unemployment.
  5. Poor parenting

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 3

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 1370
Estimated Number of Households 571
Average Households Size 2.4
% Households headed by males 56
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 27.5
% Households headed by unemployed persons 29

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 6.5 13.0 9.75
15 - 24 7.9 11.5 9.7
25 - 29 1.4 2.9 2.15
30 - 64 21.6 21.7 21.65
65+ 5.8 7.9 6.85
TOTAL 43.2 57 50.1

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

87% of houses were constructed from concrete and block. 86% of respondents own the land on which they live.

Utilities

93% of residents received water from private catchments, 36.8 received water from spring/river/streams and 10.5% get their water from public standpipes. 94.7% of residents utilized electricity for lighting.

Communication

Telephone service is utilized by96% of households.

Sanitation

91.2% of households have their garbage collected by a truck. 26.3% of households utilized pit latrine toilet facilities.