• Development Area: Junction
  • Constituency: South East, St. Elizabeth
  • Districts: 5

Community Borders:

  • North: Red Bank
  • West: Southfield
  • South: Ballard’s Valley
  • East: Ballard’s Valley

Community Representation:

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

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. High levels of adult unemployment
  2. High levels of youth unemployment
  3. Low skill levels
  4. Poor representation by elected political leaders
  5. Low water pressure or no water supplies

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 6

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 658
Estimated Number of Households 188
Average Households Size 3.5
% Households headed by males 68
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 53.1
% Households headed by unemployed persons 13

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 11.0 9.9 10.45
15 - 24 14.2 15.9 15.05
25 - 29 9.9 11.6 10.75
30 - 64 6.3 11.5 8.9
65+ 4.7 4.9 4.8
TOTAL 46.1 53.8 49.95

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

81.4% dwellings are constructed from concrete and blocks whilst 10% are made from board - 90.9% of respondents own the land on which they live; 3.4% live on rented land; 5.7% live for free

Utilities

59.1 % of residents have private catchments for as sources of water - 96.6% of residents use electricity for lighting

Communication

Telephone services are utilized by 98%residents. Of this amount, 16% utilize both landline and cellular phones

Sanitation

Garbage is picked up by truck from 77.3% households - Water closets linked to a main sewer system and pit latrines are utilized by 68.2% of households as toilet facilities