• Development Area: Savanna-la-mar
  • Constituency: Central Westmoreland
  • Districts: 3

Community Borders:

  • North: Success/Axe and Adze
  • West: Strawberry and Grange
  • South: Fort Williams
  • East: Porters Mountain

Community Representation:

  • Member of Parlaiment: Mr. Roger Clarke
  • Councillor:
  • Mayor:

COMMUNITY PRIORITY ISSUES

  1. High levels of adult unemployment (25 years and over)
  2. Poor roads
  3. Low skills levels
  4. Limited /no opportunity for training and employment
  5. Negative perception/stigma of the community

Number of Active Community Based Organizations: 3

Demographic Data
Estimated Population Size 1009
Estimated Number of Households 348
Average Households Size 3.5
% Households headed by males 50
% Households headed w/o academic qualification 43.5
% Households headed by unemployed persons 30

Age sex distribution of population

Age Cohort Male Female Average
0-14 13.1 12.9 13
15 - 24 9.5 9.5 9.5
25 - 29 1.5 3.2 2.35
30 - 64 21.0 19.3 20.15
65+ 4.6 5.4 5
TOTAL 49.7 50.3 50

Social and physical ameneties

Housing

59% of houses were made from board, while 23% were made from blocks 39.8% owned the land on which they lived and 38.6% lived on family owned land

Utilities

50.4% of the households received water from private catchment. Approximately 91.6% of residents used electricity for lighting Gas (68.2%) and wood (30.9% ) were the main cooking fuel used

Communication

Telephone services utilized by 96.4% residents; of those with telephone services 98.8% utilized cellular phones and 1.2% utilized both cellular and cable telephones.

Sanitation

Burning (69.3%) was the most common method of garbage disposal. 61.3% of households utilized the soak away and 37.6% the pit latrine.