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

Community Borders:

  • North: Russells
  • West: Hopeton
  • South: Rose Hall
  • East: Myersville

Community Representation:

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

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

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

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 5

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 1361
Estimated Number of Households 349
Average Households Size 3.9
% Households headed by males 52
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 79
% Households headed by unemployed persons 38

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 10.0 12.9 11.45
15 - 24 15.8 14.9 15.35
25 - 29 6.9 10.9 8.9
30 - 64 6.9 8.8 7.85
65+ 5.0 7.9 6.45
TOTAL 44.6 55.4 50

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

81.7% of dwellings are constructed from concrete and block - 74.2% of respondents own the land on which they live; 12.9% live on rented land; 12.9% live for free

Utilities

77.4% of residents have private catchments as main sources of water - 90% of residents use electricity for lighting

Communication

- Telephone services are utilized by all residents.

Sanitation

- Garbage burned by 97% households - Pit latrines (74.2%) is the most prevalent toilet facility