• Development Area: Downtown
  • Constituency: West Kingston
  • Districts: 0

Community Borders:

  • North: Trench Town
  • West: Caribbean Sea
  • South: Central Downtown (Matthews Lane)
  • East: Greenwich Town

Community Representation:

  • Member of Parlaiment: Hon. Bruce Golding
  • Councillor: Desmond McKenzie
  • Mayor:

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. High levels of unemployment
  2. Limited or no opportunity for training and employment
  3. High levels (24%) of high school dropouts
  4. Low skill levels
  5. Poor treatment of residents by security forces

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 5

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 16,031
Estimated Number of Households 3.910
Average Households Size 4.1
% Households headed by males 62.2`
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 73.5
% Households headed by unemployed persons 61.2

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 20.3 19.5 19.9
15 - 24 9.5 9.8 9.65
25 - 29 2.9 3.8 3.35
30 - 64 13.5 16.9 15.2
65+ 1.2 2.7 1.95
TOTAL 47.4 52.7 50.05

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

68% of houses were owned by occupants 14% of household heads rented their dwellings 14% lived for free

Utilities

38% of land owned by residents

Communication

96.2% of residents received water from public source 100% of residents used electricity for lighting

Sanitation

Garbage was picked by trucks up for 80% of households. 52% of households shared toilet facilities