• Development Area: New Market
  • Constituency: North West
  • Districts: 6

Community Borders:

  • North: Pisgah and Ginger Hill
  • West: New Market
  • South: Brighton
  • East: Y.S. Property and Ipswich

Community Representation:

  • Member of Parlaiment: Mr. William James Charles Hutchinson
  • Councillor: Heroy Clarke
  • Mayor:

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. Poor representation by elected political leaders
  2. Poor roads
  3. Low skill levels
  4. Poor parenting
  5. High levels of adult unemployment

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 6

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 2379
Estimated Number of Households 610
Average Households Size 3.9
% Households headed by males 68.6
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 88.2
% Households headed by unemployed persons 29.4

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 9.8 14.0 11.9
15 - 24 9.1 7.7 8.4
25 - 29 10.5 11.2 10.85
30 - 64 11.1 2.1 6.6
65+ 10.5 14.0 12.25
TOTAL 51 49 50

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

- 35% dwellings are constructed from board; 28% from concrete and blocks; 14.6% from wood and 12.6% from concrete - 82% of respondents own the land on which they live; 4% live on rented land; 12% live for free and 2% lease the land on which they reside

Utilities

Rainfall is the main source of water - 88.2% of residents use electricity for lighting

Communication

Telephone services are utilized by 86.27%. Of this amount, 1.96% utilize both landline and cellular phones

Sanitation

- Garbage is burnt by 47% households while 29% bury their garbage - 45% utilize pit latrines while 22% utilize Water closets linked to a main sewer system