• Development Area: Downtown
  • Constituency: South St. Andrew
  • Districts: 4

Community Borders:

  • North: Rousseau Road
  • West: Maxfield Avenue
  • South: Spanish Town Road
  • East: Lyndhurst Road

Community Representation:

  • Member of Parlaiment: Dr. Omar Davies
  • Councillor: Mr. Neville Wright
  • Mayor:

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. High levels of youth unemployment
  2. High levels of adult unemployment
  3. Limited or no opportunities for training and employment
  4. High levels of high school dropout Poor Parenting

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 19

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 27,284
Estimated Number of Households 7220
Average Households Size 3.8
% Households headed by males 38.4
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 62.7
% Households headed by unemployed persons 44.8

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 17.4 16.1 16.75
15 - 24 10.8 10.3 10.55
25 - 29 3.4 4.4 3.9
30 - 64 13.8 18.8 16.3
65+ 2.1 2.9 2.5
TOTAL 47.5 52.5 50

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

87% of houses were made from block and/or concrete 45% of houses were owned by occupants

Utilities

63.5% of residents received water from NWC -public water piped into yard 98.3% of residents used electricity for lighting

Communication

Telephone services utilized by 94.7% of residents(10.6% used both land lines and mobile phones while 88.8% used mobiles phones only)

Sanitation

Garbage was picked up for 85% households, 11.7% dumped garbage on site. 78.8% of households utilized water closets linked to sewer while 16.3% used water closets not linked to sewer 33% shared toilet facilities with other households.