World Population

Northern Ireland Population

Northern Ireland is one of the four countries of the United Kingdom, abbreviated as "NI", Northern Ireland is situated in the northeast of the island of Ireland and is the UK's smallest country. is a part of the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland shares a border to the south and west with the Republic of Ireland. According to ons, Northern Ireland population in 2021 is estimated to be 1.9 million, covers area of 14,130 sq.km (5,460 sq mi). Northern Ireland was created in 1921, when Ireland was partitioned by the Government of Ireland Act 1920, creating a devolved government for the six northeastern counties. Unlike England, Scotland and Wales, Northern Ireland has no history of being an independent country or of being a nation in its own right. There are many economic sectors, spread across the country. The most important industries are agriculture, aerospace (the eighth-largest hub in the world) and medical technology. A third of Northern Ireland's population live in Belfast, which is an indication of the capital's economic importance. Northern Ireland also has a growing creative sector, especially in film, music and animation.

The population of Norther Ireland in 2020 is 1.8 million, Major cities are Belfast, Londonderry, Gross Value Added in 2017 is £39.613 million (£21.172 per capita), 2017 Imports value is £7.442 million (1,6% of total UK import), Main partners are Ireland, United States, China. Main products are machinery & transport equipment, animal stock and food. Export value is £8.553 million (2,6% of overall UK exports), Main partners are Ireland, United States, Canada, Main products are machinery & transport equipment, chemicals, animal stock and food. Major Airports is Belfast International Airport, Major Harbours are Belfast Harbour, Foyle Port and Port of Larne.

Population UK/Northern IrelandKingdomNorthern Ireland
Population mid-201966,796,8071,893,667
Total change mid-2018 to mid-2019361,25712,026
% change to mid-20190.54%0.64%
Average annual % change since 20150.67%0.57%
Natural change (mid-2019, rate per 1,000 population)1.933.88
International migration (mid-2019, rate per 1,000 population)3.471.97
Internal migration and other changes (mid-2019, rate per 1,000 population)0.040.54


Towns

Northern Ireland Population by age group of by mid-2019:

All0-15 years16-39 years40-64 years65+ years
Northern Ireland1,893,667395,925578,542604,476314,724
AIRPORT21,4904,9206,7506,9402,870
ANTRIM23,1404,9807,1807,2503,720
ARDS PENINSULA24,4604,7906,2708,3705,030
ARMAGH32,2407,5309,6909,9005,120
BALLYARNETT24,6206,1907,7207,4503,260
BALLYCLARE18,5703,8705,1206,3803,210
BALLYMENA24,4304,7707,4607,5504,650
BALLYMONEY25,1405,1507,4208,2504,330
BALMORAL24,3504,4606,9707,9604,960
BANBRIDGE34,9707,59010,14011,5605,680
BANGOR CENTRAL26,1305,1407,4308,5105,060
BANGOR EAST AND DONAGHADEE22,6803,9205,1807,9505,630
BANGOR WEST19,0203,5405,1406,0404,310
BANN17,7103,6504,6106,0903,360
BANNSIDE19,7604,0305,7106,5203,480
BENBRADAGH18,1804,1005,6805,9202,490
BLACK MOUNTAIN35,9108,05011,36010,8305,670
BOTANIC47,4706,39026,89010,0204,170
BRAID23,6004,8306,4007,9504,420
CARNTOGHER17,6304,1405,4105,3802,700
CARRICK CASTLE18,1503,2604,9706,3703,540
CASTLE32,5206,56010,25010,5305,190
CASTLEREAGH EAST20,8603,9206,2407,0203,680
CASTLEREAGH SOUTH24,0104,7206,8908,3504,040
CAUSEWAY25,0604,1206,8708,4705,610
CLOGHER VALLEY21,4405,0706,5006,6403,230
COAST ROAD17,2603,2104,5905,8203,650
COLERAINE24,4904,7007,6807,7504,360
COLLIN34,5308,43011,76010,1904,160
COMBER19,1403,3305,0406,6504,130
COOKSTOWN24,0705,3707,6107,3603,720
COURT33,6307,47010,9209,9105,330
CRAIGAVON28,6806,8809,1408,8003,860
CROTLIEVE28,9206,6708,6809,5104,060
CUSHER25,8305,8707,4108,2904,260
DERG18,1903,8205,4005,9303,050
DOWNPATRICK21,3804,7006,3906,7203,570
DOWNSHIRE EAST16,7203,4304,2405,8003,250
DOWNSHIRE WEST17,1103,2104,4705,9903,450
DUNGANNON25,0005,9508,3407,4403,260
DUNSILLY17,5103,7504,8706,0002,890
ENNISKILLEN18,2903,7005,1306,0003,460
ERNE EAST15,6703,5204,4405,0302,690
ERNE NORTH15,3003,2804,2605,0702,680
ERNE WEST15,0103,2404,1704,8502,760
FAUGHAN19,2904,3905,6206,4602,810
FOYLESIDE19,0303,4106,8105,9302,880
GLENGORMLEY URBAN21,7204,3106,2806,9704,150
HOLYWOOD AND CLANDEBOYE20,9803,9205,3607,0104,690
KILLULTAGH21,4504,9106,7607,2102,570
KNOCKAGH17,3303,2405,0206,0503,020
LAGAN RIVER24,3005,3607,0308,1903,720
LARNE LOUGH18,5703,3604,9806,5203,720
LIMAVADY16,6503,1904,6805,6203,160
LISBURN NORTH23,0504,3707,1807,0104,490
LISBURN SOUTH23,6105,1607,2407,0904,110
LISNASHARRAGH29,6405,3609,4209,7905,070
LURGAN37,3608,19011,69011,7905,690
MACEDON20,3104,1106,2406,2903,660
MAGHERAFELT19,1704,3706,0106,0402,760
MID TYRONE17,9304,2505,4005,7302,550
MOYOLA18,7304,3405,7705,8802,750
NEWRY28,5006,2609,2508,8904,110
NEWTOWNARDS29,3205,5408,3009,7805,690
OLDPARK33,3707,99011,1509,8204,410
OMAGH18,2603,6105,5005,9503,210
ORMISTON34,6306,5209,21011,7307,170
PORTADOWN32,4107,24010,1509,8905,130
ROWALLANE21,0004,0505,7907,0504,110
SLIEVE CROOB21,2404,7906,0606,9703,420
SLIEVE GULLION30,7208,0809,5009,1903,940
SPERRIN24,5705,2707,1708,1603,990
THE GLENS17,6203,5204,8505,9103,350
THE MOOR17,2203,8205,3905,6202,390
THE MOURNES29,7706,4708,6509,2905,350
THREE MILE WATER20,9504,0106,4506,8203,670
TITANIC36,8307,16014,44010,6604,570
TORRENT22,6205,4207,0506,9703,180
WATERSIDE28,3805,9208,5709,3404,560
WEST TYRONE16,9303,8304,8305,5702,700

Below list has been compiled from the 2011 census data published by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA).

Geographical AreaPopulation(2001)Population(2011)Population(2020)
Northern Ireland1,688,8381,814,3181,895,510
Antrim48,75353,63255,778
Ards73,33778,04781,182
Armagh54,48459,65163,874
Ballymena58,87164,12767,410
Ballymoney26,86531,27632,505
Banbridge41,48448,33351,108
Belfast276,987280,922288,306
Carrickfergus37,75639,10239,359
Castlereagh66,65667,41870,924
Coleraine56,06958,95960,304
Cookstown32,60037,09839,024
Craigavon80,95093,334103,341
Derry105,535108,261110,734
Down64,07269,93472,353
Dungannon47,83058,10063,552
Fermanagh57,63462,00664,276
Larne30,82532,13632,674
Limavady32,54833,61034,761
Lisburn109,301120,486129,485
Magherafelt39,79145,13247,789
Moyle15,89217,06217,373
Newry and Mourne87,641100,003106,813
Newtownabbey80,00785,01987,978
North Down76,55879,24581,171
Omagh48,11751,49553,061
Strabane38,27539,93040,375


Cities

Northern Ireland Belfast is the capital city of Northern Ireland, population with 334,420, Derry, also known as Londonderry, is a city on the River Foyle, population with 84,750. Carrickfergus is a large town with population 27,640 in County Antrim, Newry is a city, population with 28,080, divided by the Clanrye river in counties Armagh and Down, 34 miles from Belfast, Newtownards is a town, population with 28,860, townland and civil parish in County Down, Ballymena is a town in County Antrim, population with 30,590 and the eighth largest in Northern Ireland. It is part of the Borough of Mid and East Antrim. Newtownabbey is a large settlement north of Belfast in County Antrim, population with 66,120, Craigavon sometimes refers to the much Greater Craigavon Urban Area, population with 68,890, Lisburn is a city in Northern Ireland. Its population is 71,403 and is 8 miles southwest of Belfast city centre, on the River Lagan, which forms the boundary between County Antrim and County Down. Belfast & derry are Metropolitan areas in Northern Ireland, The Belfast metropolitan urban area had a population 671,559, and Derry metropolitan population is 237,000.


Ethnic groups

According to 2011 census, Northern Ireland ethnic population represents whites are the major group with 98.21% of total population, The remaining 1.79% represents, 0.35% Chinese, 0.34% are Indian, 0.06% are Pakistani, 0.03% are Bangladeshi, 0.13% are Black African, 0.28% are other Asian and 0.13% are Others. Statistics about National Identitity, 39.89% are British, 25.26% are Irish, 20.94% are Northern Irish. 88.84% are Northern Ireland residents, 3.57% are England residents, 0.85% are Scotland residents, 0.14% are Wales resident, 2.09% are from Republic of Ireland and 1.99% are from other regions.


Below list is the NI list of geographical area with the fertility rate between 2013 and 2015.

Geographical AreaTotal Period Fertility Rate(2013-2015)
Northern Ireland1.96
Antrim and Newtownabbey1.88
Ards and North Down1.86
Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon2.11
Belfast1.78
Causeway Coast and Glens1.97
Derry City and Strabane2.07
Fermanagh and Omagh2.00
Lisburn and Castlereagh1.98
Mid and East Antrim1.85
Mid Ulster2.16
Newry, Mourne and Down2.16


Subdivisions of Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland consists of six historical counties, Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry and Tyrone. Below is the 11 districts population of Northern Ireland from 2001 to 2020.

DistrictsPopulation(2001)Population(2011)Population (2020)
Northern Ireland1,688,8381,814,3181,895,510
Antrim and Newtownabbey128,760138,651143,756
Ards and North Down149,559156,943162,056
Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon176,014200,298217,232
Belfast328,695333,895342,560
Causeway Coast and Glens131,374140,907144,943
Derry City and Strabane143,810148,191151,109
Fermanagh and Omagh105,751113,501117,337
Lisburn and Castlereagh124,585135,280146,452
Mid and East Antrim127,452135,365139,443
Mid Ulster119,112139,011148,953
Newry, Mourne and Down153,726172,276181,669

References:
NISRA


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