• Development Area: Santa Cruz
  • Constituency: St. Elizabeth Northeast
  • Districts: 15

Community Borders:

  • North: Elim
  • West: Lacovia
  • South: Leeds
  • East: Gilnock

Community Representation:

  • Member of Parlaiment: Raymond Pryce
  • Councillor: Stallyn Brown
  • Mayor:

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. High levels of adult unemployment
  2. Poor representation by M.P
  3. High levels of youth unemployment
  4. Poor Parenting
  5. Limited or no opportunity for training

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 23

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 15,769
Estimated Number of Households 4033
Average Households Size 3.9
% Households headed by males 58
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 38.7
% Households headed by unemployed persons 37

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 15.6 11.7 13.65
15 - 24 6.6 10.0 8.3
25 - 29 2.4 4.6 3.5
30 - 64 19.2 22.9 21.05
65+ 3.2 3.8 3.5
TOTAL 47 53 50

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

71% of dwellings are owned by occupants; 17% rented their dwellings;10% lived for free -62.6% households owned the land on which the house was built and 15.4% built on family owned land.

Utilities

-50.4% of residents receive water from public sources. -94% of residents use electricity for lighting

Communication

Telephone services utilized by 99.7% of residents, cell phones accounts for 69%; both landline and cell 29% and landline only 2%.

Sanitation

Garbage is picked up by for 60.3% households, 31.4% burn. -73.2% of the households used flush toilets whilst 19.9% used pit latrine.