• Development Area: Downtown
  • Constituency: East Kingston
  • Districts: 5

Community Borders:

  • North: Long Mountain Range
  • West: Mountain View and Rollington Town
  • South: Springfield Gardens, Sea
  • East: Harbour View

Community Representation:

  • Member of Parlaiment: Phillip Paulwell
  • Councillor: Angella Brown-Burke
  • Mayor:

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. High Unemployment and Youth Unemployment
  2. Low skill levels
  3. Poor Roads
  4. High Levels of High School Drop Outs
  5. Crime and Violence

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 2

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 6620
Estimated Number of Households 2163
Average Households Size 3.0
% Households headed by males 44
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 76
% Households headed by unemployed persons 63.6

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 16.0 12.8 14.4
15 - 24 10.7 8.4 9.55
25 - 29 4.5 4.5 4.5
30 - 64 14.6 20.8 17.7
65+ 3.0 4.4 3.7
TOTAL 48.8 50.9 49.85

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

80% of houses were made from concrete and blocks 55% of houses were owned by occupants

Utilities

25.7% of residents received water from NWC public piped into yard 98% of residents used electricity for lighting.

Communication

97% of residents utilized telephone services (39% used both land lines and mobile phones while 56% used mobiles phones only)

Sanitation

Garbage was picked up for 95% households. 63.8% of households utilized water closets linked to sewer while 27.6% used water closets not linked to sewer 15.8% shared toilet facilities with other households.