• Development Area: Three Miles
  • Constituency: South West St Andrew
  • Districts: 4

Community Borders:

  • North: Maxfield Park
  • West: Delacree Pen
  • South: Trench Town (Rose Town district)
  • East: Greenwich Town

Community Representation:

  • Member of Parlaiment: Hon. Portia Simpson- Miller
  • Councillor: Mrs. Audrey Smith-Facey, Mr. Eugene Kelly, Mr. Karl Blake, Mr. Trevor Bernard
  • Mayor:

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. High levels of adult unemployment (25 years and over)
  2. High levels of youth unemployment
  3. Low skill levels
  4. Limited or no opportunity for training and employment
  5. Poor parenting

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 16

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 13,690
Estimated Number of Households 3,578
Average Households Size 3.7
% Households headed by males 40
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 64
% Households headed by unemployed persons 31

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 16.5 16.2 16.35
15 - 24 9.2 10.8 10
25 - 29 3.9 4.3 4.1
30 - 64 13.7 19.9 16.8
65+ 2.4 3.0 2.7
TOTAL 45.7 54.2 49.95

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

42.9% of household heads owned their dwellings 33.8% owned the land on which houses were constructed

Utilities

53.7% of residents received public water piped into dwelling, while 45.4% received public water piped into yard 99.5% of residents used electricity for lighting

Communication

Telephone services utilized by 97% of residents. 14.6% utilized both fixed land lines and mobile phones

Sanitation

Garbage was picked up for 97.8% households 24.3% of households utilized shared toilet facilities