Population Estimates for District Electoral Areas (DEAs) in Northern Ireland

Population estimates relate to the population as of 30th June each year, and therefore are often referred to as mid-year estimates.

Population estimates for the 80 District Electoral Areas in Northern Ireland are presented by sex and broad age bands (0-15, 16-39, 40-64 and 65+) for mid-2011 to mid-2018.

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Creation Date February 28, 2019, 11:40 (UTC)
Topic Category Society

These statistics present mid-year population estimates for areas within Northern Ireland by gender and broad age bands.


Geo_Name: refers to an area.

Geo_Code: refers to the code associated with the area. (e.g. N10000101 refers to Airport).

Mid_Year_Ending: Population estimates refer to the number of people in the population at 30th June each year.

Gender: Population estimates are provided for Males, Females and All Persons.

Age_Group: The population estimates are categorised into four broad age bands. ‘All ages’ has also been incorporated into the age variable by aggregating the four age groups. 0-15 16-39 40-64 65 and over (65+) All Ages.

Population_Estimate: refers to the estimated population size (rounded to the nearest 10).

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Contact Name NISRA - Census Statistics
Contact Email census@nisra.gov.uk
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Population Estimates for District Electoral Areas by age and sex have been developed primarily by aggregating population estimates for Small Areas using the lookup table available on the NISRA website: https://www.nisra.gov.uk/sites/nisra.gov.uk/files/publications/DEA14-Lookup_0.xls.

However, in a second step, any Small Area that is split by a DEA boundary has had its estimated population attributed to the appropriate DEA on the basis of the proportion of its population within that DEA in the 2011 Census. The allocated proportions have been applied unadjusted throughout the time series (mid-2011 to mid-2018) and are applied equally to each broad age-sex band in the relevant Small Areas.

Further information on the methodology used to produce DEA estimates can be found within the Statistical Bulletin: https://www.nisra.gov.uk/sites/nisra.gov.uk/files/publications/2017%20Mid-year%20Population%20Estimates%20for%20District%20Electoral%20Areas%20-%20statistical%20bulletin.pdf.

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