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

Community Borders:

  • North: Warminster
  • West: Potsdam
  • South: Southfield/Top Hill
  • East: Red Bank

Community Representation:

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

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. High levels of adult unemployment
  2. High levels of youth unemployment
  3. High levels of high school drop-outs
  4. High levels of literacy and low levels of numeracy
  5. Low skill levels

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 5

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 1911
Estimated Number of Households 490
Average Households Size 3.9
% Households headed by males 63
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 75
% Households headed by unemployed persons 38

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 6.0 12.8 9.4
15 - 24 19.3 12.2 15.75
25 - 29 11.7 7.6 9.65
30 - 64 6.6 7.0 6.8
65+ 8.2 8.6 8.4
TOTAL 51.8 48.2 50

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

86% of dwellings are constructed from concrete and block whilst 9% are made from wattle and daub - 87.8% of respondents own the land on which they live; 8.2% live on rented land; 4.1% live for free

Utilities

93.9% of residents have private catchments - 96% of residents use electricity for lighting

Communication

Telephone services are utilized by all residents.

Sanitation

Garbage is picked up by truck from 69.4% households - Pit latrines are used by 32.7% of households