• Development Area: Black River
  • Constituency: South West, St. Elizabeth
  • Districts: 5

Community Borders:

  • North: Barbary Hall-NW
  • West:
  • South: Mountainside-SE, Parottee-SW
  • East:

Community Representation:

  • Member of Parlaiment: Mr. Hugh Buchanan
  • Councillor: Heroy Clarke
  • Mayor:

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. Poor parenting
  2. Poor roads
  3. High levels of illiteracy and low level of numeracy
  4. High levels of youth unemployment
  5. High levels of adult unemployment

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 7

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 2574
Estimated Number of Households 66
Average Households Size 3.9
% Households headed by males 52
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 61.5
% Households headed by unemployed persons 33.8

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 11 16.7 13.85
15 - 24 13.8 13.8 13.8
25 - 29 10.2 10.4 10.3
30 - 64 7.4 5.4 6.4
65+ 3.9 7.4 5.65
TOTAL 46.3 53.7 50

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

62% of dwellings are constructed from concrete and block whilst 26% are made from board - 66.1% of respondents own the land on which they live; 8.1% live on rented land; 22.6% live on family owned land

Utilities

23.1 % of residents have private catchments as their main water supply - 76.9% of residents use electricity for lighting

Communication

Telephone services are utilized by 94%residents.

Sanitation

Garbage is burned by 43.1% households - Pit latrines (41.5%) is the most prevalent toilet facility