• Development Area: Santa Cruz
  • Constituency: South East, St. Elizabeth
  • Districts: 10

Community Borders:

  • North: Potsdam
  • West: Pedro Plains
  • South: Caribbean Sea
  • East: Top Hill

Community Representation:

  • Member of Parlaiment: Mr. Richard Parchment
  • Councillor:
  • Mayor:

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. High levels of adult unemployment
  2. Poor roads
  3. High levels of youth unemployment
  4. Low skill levels
  5. Low water pressure or no water supply

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 14

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 4370
Estimated Number of Households
Average Households Size 3.9
% Households headed by males 69
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 67.7
% Households headed by unemployed persons 23

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 10.6 11.5 11.05
15 - 24 9.2 3.8 6.5
25 - 29 10.7 14.3 12.5
30 - 64 8.3 8.5 8.4
65+ 6.1 7.2 6.65
TOTAL 44.9 45.3 45.1

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

78.6% of dwellings are constructed from concrete and block; 15.3% from blocks - 64.8% of respondents own the land on which they live; 10.4% live on rented land; 22.4% live on family owned land

Utilities

95% of residents have private catchments as the main sources of water supply - 100% of residents use electricity for lighting

Communication

Telephone services are utilized by all residents of which 38% utilize both landline and cellular phones

Sanitation

Garbage is picked up by truck from 97% households - Water closet linked to a main sewer system is utilized by 46% of households for toilet facilities