• Development Area: Three Miles
  • Constituency: Western St Andrew
  • Districts: 4

Community Borders:

  • North: Drewsland and Patrick City
  • West: Washington Gardens
  • South: Seaview Gardens
  • East: Olympic Gardens

Community Representation:

  • Member of Parlaiment: Anthony Hylton
  • Councillor: Mr. Byron Clarke
  • Mayor:

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. High levels of unemployment and youth unemployment
  2. Poor parenting
  3. Limited/no opportunities for training & employment
  4. Low skill levels
  5. High level of high school drop-outs

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 9

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 9,735
Estimated Number of Households 2,555
Average Households Size 4.8
% Households headed by males 44
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 84.7
% Households headed by unemployed persons 40

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 15.8 14.5 15.15
15 - 24 11.5 8.5 10
25 - 29 5.2 8.2 6.7
30 - 64 14.8 17.3 16.05
65+ 1.5 2.7 2.1
TOTAL 48.8 51.2 50

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

51% of Land was owned by occupants 70.3% of houses were owned by occupants

Utilities

53.3% of residents received water from NWC- public water piped into yard 99% of residents used electricity for lighting

Communication

Telephone services used by residents (40% used both land lines and mobile phones while 52% used mobile phones only)

Sanitation

Garbage was picked up for 97% of the households 73.5% of households utilized water closets linked to sewer while 5.3% used water closets not linked to sewer 22% shared toilet facilities with other households.