• Development Area: Savanna- La-Mar
  • Constituency: Central Westmoreland
  • Districts: 7

Community Borders:

  • North: Strathbogie and Chantilly
  • West: Sav Buisness Dist, Chantilly and Strathbogie
  • South: Russia & Caribbean Sea
  • East: Ferris

Community Representation:

  • Member of Parlaiment: Mr. Roger Clarke
  • Councillor: Mr. Bernard Vanreil and Mr. Devon Thomas
  • Mayor:

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. High levels of adult unemployment (25 years and over)
  2. High levels of illiteracy and low level of numeracy
  3. Low skill level
  4. Poor Roads
  5. Perception /negative stigma attached to the community

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 5

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 3306
Estimated Number of Households 110
Average Households Size 3.0
% Households headed by males 47.7
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 50.4
% Households headed by unemployed persons 36.9

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 15.1 16.2 15.65
15 - 24 8.1 11.4 9.75
25 - 29 3.9 5.9 4.9
30 - 64 17.3 17.5 17.4
65+ 3.1 1.5 2.3
TOTAL 47.5 52.5 50

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

54.8% of houses were made from boards, while 26.6% were made from blocks and 15.9% from blocks and boards. 85.6% of the houses were owned by occupants and 23.3% owned the land on which they lived and a similar distribution lived on captured land.

Utilities

68.5% of the households received public water piped into yard and 41.4% accessed public water piped into dwelling. Close to 93% of residents used electricity for lighting and 4.5% utilized kerosene lamp.

Communication

Telephone services utilized by 97.3% of the residents in which the majority used cellular phones.

Sanitation

Garbage was picked up for close to 74% of the households. 37.8% of households utilized pit latrine and a similar distribution used Water Closets not linked to sewer.