• Development Area: Savanna-la-mar
  • Constituency: Central, Westmoreland
  • Districts: 4

Community Borders:

  • North: Savanna-la-mar Business District
  • West: Savanna-la-mar Business District
  • South: Caribbean Sea
  • East: Smithfield

Community Representation:

  • Member of Parlaiment: Mr. Roger Clarke
  • Councillor: Mr. Milton Miles
  • Mayor:

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. High levels of adult unemployment (25 years and over)
  2. High levels of youth unemployment (14-24 years)
  3. Low skill levels
  4. High levels of high school drop outs
  5. Crime and violence

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 3

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 2324
Estimated Number of Households 759
Average Households Size 3.1
% Households headed by males 59
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 58
% Households headed by unemployed persons 35

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 14.7 16.4 15.55
15 - 24 9.5 8.6 9.05
25 - 29 5.2 4.3 4.75
30 - 64 20.2 15.9 18.05
65+ 2.6 2.6 2.6
TOTAL 52.2 47.8 50

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

- 71% of houses are made from board; 18% from blocks and board; 11% blocks - 27% of respondents live on family owned land; 23% live on captured land; and 20% own the land on which they live; 17% live on rented land; 12% live on lease land

Utilities

- 66 % of residents have public water piped into their yard, while 14% receive public water piped into dwelling - 95% of residents use electricity for lighting

Communication

- Telephone services are utilized by 90.7% of residents. Of this amount, 84.3% utilize cellular phone service

Sanitation

- Garbage is picked up by truck from 48% of households - 44% of households share toilet facilities.