A Demographic Analysis of Residents’ Support for Tourism Development in Jamaica

Gaunette Sinclair-Maragh
The purpose of this study is to determine the demographic profile of residents based on their support for tourism development in Jamaica. Utilizing data collected from the residents across the fourteen parishes of Jamaica, a cross- tabulation analysis was used to identify the specific descriptive profile of residents who support tourism development. The variables assessed in this study include the residents’ biological sex-type, age, monthly income, education level, ethnicity, area and length of residency, and area of work. The findings show that residents who support tourism development in Jamaica are females; they are between the ages of 18 and 25 years old, of black ethnicity and reside in the parish of Portland.