• Development Area: Savanna-la-mar
  • Constituency: Central Westmoreland
  • Districts: 3

Community Borders:

  • North: Bath and Amity
  • West: Farm Pen
  • South: Smithfield and Chantilly
  • East: Ferris and Smithfield

Community Representation:

  • Member of Parlaiment: Mr. Roger Clarke, Mrs. Marlene Malahoo-Forte-( MP Care-taker)
  • Councillor: Mr. Devon Thomas, Mr. Caswell Hylton-( Care-taker)
  • Mayor:

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. High levels of adult unemployment (25 years and over)
  2. High levels of youth unemployment (14 -24 yrs)
  3. Low Skill levels
  4. a. Limited/No opportunities for training and employment b. Limited access to required amenities and services
  5. Negative perception/stigma of the community

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 5

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 1,914
Estimated Number of Households 638
Average Households Size 2.9
% Households headed by males 53.1
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 65.6
% Households headed by unemployed persons 39.1

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 15.5 10.7 13.1
15 - 24 11.3 4.3 7.8
25 - 29 2.7 4.3 3.5
30 - 64 20.3 24.0 22.15
65+ 9.7 3.2 6.45
TOTAL 59.5 46.5 53

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

58.5% of houses were made from board, while 29.5% were made from blocks 46.9% owned the land on which they lived and 20.3% lived on rented land.

Utilities

70.8% of the households received public water piped into yard Approximately 93.8% of residents used electricity for lighting

Communication

Telephone services utilized by 95.3% residents; 85.2% utilized cellular phones and 14.8% utilized both cellular and cable telephones.

Sanitation

Garbage truck pick up (93.8%) was the most common method of garbage disposal. 60% of households utilizes the sewer/water closet linked to sewer toilet facilities