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Electoral Ward information for Newtownhamilton (BT350PB)

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Created Friday, April 25, 2014 3:05 AM
 
Census 2011 Population Statistics for Newtownhamilton Ward
This page provides information on the 2011 Census for Newtownhamilton Ward. Click on the blue tabs at the top to see results for other geographical levels. Information has been grouped according to the Census themes. You can also view Census 2011 Interactive Content on NINIS.
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Usually Resident Population
On Census Day (27 March 2011) the usually resident population of Newtownhamilton Ward was 2,836 accounting for 0.16% of the NI total.
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Population Change
The Mid-Year Estimates (MYE) of Population time series is the recommended source to examine population change over time. A new MYE time series, incorporating the 2011 Census, has now been published by NISRA and is available on NINIS.
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Households
On Census Day 2011 there were 2,836 people (100.00% of the usually resident population) living in 956 households, giving an average household size of 2.97.
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Demography
On Census Day 27th March 2011, in Newtownhamilton Ward:
 
  • 26.09% were aged under 16 years and 10.93% were aged 65 and over;
  • 50.74% of the usually resident population were male and 49.26% were female; and
  • 32 years was the average (median) age of the population.
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Ethnicity, Identity, Language and Religion
On Census Day 27th March 2011, in Newtownhamilton Ward, considering the resident population:
 
  • 99.44% were from the white (including Irish Traveller) ethnic group;
  • 62.41% belong to or were brought up in the Catholic religion and 34.77% belong to or were brought up in a 'Protestant and Other Christian (including Christian related)' religion; and
  • 30.18% indicated that they had a British national identity, 44.39% had an Irish national identity and 27.82% had a Northern Irish national identity*.
 
*Respondents could indicate more than one national identity
 
On Census Day 27th March 2011, in Newtownhamilton Ward, considering the population aged 3 years old and over:
 
  • 14.99% had some knowledge of Irish;
  • 4.71% had some knowledge of Ulster-Scots; and
  • 2.63% did not have English as their first language.
     
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Health
On Census Day 27th March 2011, in Newtownhamilton Ward:
 
  • 18.94% of people had a long-term health problem or disability that limited their day-to-day activities;
  • 82.30% of people stated their general health was either good or very good; and
  • 10.83% of people stated that they provided unpaid care to family, friends, neighbours or others.
     
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Housing and Accommodation
On Census Day 27th March 2011, in Newtownhamilton Ward:
 
  • 70.40% of households were owner occupied and 25.21% were rented;
  • 38.81% of households were owned outright;
  • 11.72% of households were comprised of a single person aged 65+ years;
  • 10.25% were lone parent households with dependent children; and
  • 14.54% of households did not have access to a car or van.
     
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Qualifications
On Census Day 27th March 2011, considering the population aged 16 years old and over:
 
  • 18.56% had a degree or higher qualification; while
  • 45.32% had no or low (Level 1*) qualifications.
 
*Level 1 is 1-4 O Levels/CSE/GCSE (any grades) or equivalent
 
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Labour Market
On Census Day 27th March 2011, considering the population aged 16 to 74 years old:
 
  • 66.22% were economically active, 33.78% were economically inactive;
  • 57.37% were in paid employment; and
  • 6.09% were unemployed.
 
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Further Information:
 
Further information on the terms used in this profile can be found in the Census 2011 Definitions and Output Classifications document.
Profile last updated January 2013
 
 
Population Estimates for Newtownhamilton Ward
The estimated population of Newtownhamilton Ward at 30 June 2012 was 2,883, of which 1,466 (50.8%) were male and 1,417 (49.2%) were female.
 
This was made up of:
 
  • 775 children aged 0-15 years;
  • 967 people aged 16-39 years;
  • 821 people aged 40-64 years; and
  • 320 people 65 years and older.
A Population Estimates Population Pyramid and Interactive Map are available to view on NINIS.
Between 2002 and 2012 the population of Newtownhamilton Ward increased by 457 people or 18.8%.
Table 1: Population Estimates by broad age bands, 2012
 
 
Newtownhamilton
Ward
 
Northern Ireland
Total Population (2012)
2,883
 
1,823,634
 
Children (0-15 years)
775
 
382,141
 
Young Working Age (16-39 years)
967
 
588,557
 
Older Working Age (40-64 years)
821
 
580,117
 
Older (65+ years)
320
 
272,819
 
Population Change % (2002-2012)
18.8%
 
7.4%
 
Further Information:
 
Further information on Population Estimates including reports, methodolgy etc. can be found on the NISRA website.
 
Information on Components of Population Change and Migration are available on NINIS, including an Interactive Map.
 
Further interactive content is also available to view under the Population theme.
Profile last updated March 2014
 
Geographical Information for Newtownhamilton Ward
There are 582 Wards in Northern Ireland. They are also referred to as Electoral Wards.
 
Wards are mostly equivalent to or are a combination of Super Output Areas (SOAs), although in Moyle Local Government District 12 Wards are combined to form 6 Super Output Areas.
 
The 582 Wards join to form the 26 Local Government Districts (LGDs).
 
4,537 Small Areas (SAs) are combined to form Wards.
  • Newtownhamilton ward can be defined as Rural*.
  • Newtownhamilton ward is situated in the Newry & Mourne Local Government District.
  • Newtownhamilton ward is situated in the Newry And Armagh Assembly Area.
  • Newtownhamilton ward is within Southern Health and Social Care Trust.
  • Newtownhamilton ward neighbours the following wards:
Tullyhappy
Camlough
Silver Bridge
Creggan
Carrigatuke
Killeen
Markethill
 
 
Deprivation Statistics for Newtownhamilton Ward
The Northern Ireland Multiple Deprivation Measure (NIMDM) 2010 provides information on seven types of deprivation and an overall measure of multiple deprivation for small areas. See the NISRA website for further information on Deprivation.
 
Wards are ordered from most deprived to least deprived on each type of deprivation and then assigned a rank. The most deprived ward is ranked 1, and as there are 582 wards, the least deprived ward has a rank of 582. The deprivation rankings for Newtownhamilton ward are given in the table below.
 
Rank
Newtownhamilton
Multiple Deprivation Measure
191
Income Deprivation
194
Employment Deprivation
222
Health Deprivation and Disability Deprivation
230
Education Skills and Training Disability
173
Proximity to Services Deprivation
105
Crime and Disorder
163
Living Environment
297
Longer bars indicate more deprived
 
Investing for Health Profile for Newtownhamilton Ward
This page provides information on the health and wellbeing of residents in Newtownhamilton ward. Click on the blue tabs at the top to see results for other geographical levels. Health and wellbeing indicators have been grouped according to the Investing for Health strategy's Goals and Objectives, with Headline Indicators in Green.
Demographic Profile
On Census Day (27 March 2011) the usually resident population of Newtownhamilton ward was 2,836 accounting for 0.16% of the NI total. Of this population:
 
  • 26.09% were aged under 16 years and 10.93% were aged 65 and over;
  • 50.74% of the usually resident population were male and 49.26% were female; and
  • 32 years was the average (median) age of the population.
  • 62.41% belong to or were brought up in the Catholic religion and 34.77% belong to or were brought up in a 'Protestant and Other Christian (including Christian related)' religion;
  • 11.72% of households were comprised of a single person aged 65+ years; and
  • 10.25% were lone parent households with dependent children.
     
To view Census 2011 Statistics click here, and to view Census 2011 Interactive Content click here.
     
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Goal 1 - Longer Healthier Lives
'To improve the health of our people by increasing the length of their lives and increasing the number of years they spend free from disease, illness and disability.'
In total 23 people died in 2012 in Newtownhamilton ward, of these 7 (30.4%) were under 75 years old. Of all deaths, 7 (30.4%) were to malignant neoplasms, 2 (8.7%) were to respiratory disease and 5 (21.7%) were to circulatory disease.
     
The median age at death was 83 in 2012 in Newtownhamilton ward.
Comparisons
Ward
Newtownhamilton
Northern Ireland
Deaths (2012)
23
14,756
Deaths to under 75s (%) (2012)
30.4%
35.4%
Deaths due to malignant neoplasms (%) (2012)
30.4%
28.0%
Deaths due to respiratory disease (%) (2012)
8.7%
13.7%
Deaths due to circulatory disease (%) (2012)
21.7%
27.1%
Median age at death (2012)
83
80
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Goal 2 - Reducing Inequalities
'To reduce inequalities in health between geographic areas, socio-economic and minority groups.'
Theme - Limiting Long-term Illness/Disability
 
On Census Day 27th March 2011, in Newtownhamilton ward:
 
  • 18.94% of people had a long-term health problem or disability that limited their day-to-day activities;
  • 82.30% of people stated their general health was either good or very good; and
  • 10.83% of people stated that they provided unpaid care to family, friends, neighbours or others.
 
There were 62 incidence of all cancers (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer) in Newtownhamilton ward in the 5 year period 2007-2011.
Theme - Access to Healthcare

In 2013 in Newtownhamilton LGD 27.5% of children aged 0-2 years and 66.2% of children aged 3-5 years were registered with a dentist. The chart below shows trend data from 2006.
Dental registrations in Newtownhamilton Ward for children aged 0-2 years increased by 2.7 percentage points, and for children aged 3-5 years have increased by 10.6 percentage points, over the period 2006 to 2013. In Northern Ireland, dental registrations for children aged 0-2 years increased by 4.2 percentage points, and for children aged 3-5 years have increased by 12.6 percentage points, over the same period (based on unrounded calculations).
 
Comparisons
Ward
Newtownhamilton
Northern Ireland
Newly diagnosed cancer cases (2007-2011)
62
41,926
Children aged 0-2 years registered with a dentist (%) (2013)
27.5%
29.8%
Children aged 3-5 years registered with a dentist (%) (2013)
66.2%
75.1%
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Objective 1 - Poverty
'To reduce poverty and social exclusion especially in families with children.'
In 2013 in Newtownhamilton ward 100 adults and 100 children aged under 16 were living in Income Support households. The chart below shows trend data from 2006.
In 2012/13 21.2% of pupils in post-primary schools had Free School Meal Entitlement* (based on pupil residence data).
*Note: All small area data has been adjusted using a rounding method to avoid disclosure of any personal information.
     
In 2012 44.1% of resident births in Newtownhamilton ward were recorded to parents with medium/low or unknown social class as defined by the National Statistics Socio-economic Classification (NS-SeC) which is principally based on an individual's occupation and employment status.
Further social security benefit information for Newtownhamilton ward in 2013 is as follows:
 
  • 90 persons aged 16 and over were claiming Income Support;
  • 160 persons aged 60 and over were claiming Pension Credit;
  • 40 persons aged 16-64 were receiving Incapacity Benefit; and
  • 190 persons aged 16+ were claiming Housing Benefit.
     
Note: From 2012 onwards all social security benefit data has been rounded to the nearest ten, and totals may not sum due to rounding.
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Ward
Newtownhamilton
 
Northern Ireland
 
Income Support claimants 16 years and over (2013)
90
62,270
Pension Credit claimants 60 years and over (2012)
160
95,540
Incapacity Benefit recipients 16-64 years (2013)
40
24,340
Housing Benefit claimants 16 years and over (2013)
190
165,000
The Claimant Count records the number of people claiming unemployment-related benefits (which includes those who claim Jobseekers Allowance and National Insurance credits and severely disabled claimants, but excludes students seeking vacation work and the temporarily stopped). In 2013, the average number of monthly claimants in Newtownhamilton ward, as a percentage of the working age population was 6.0%. Of these, 35.3% were counted as Long Term Unemployed i.e. they had been claiming for over 12 months. The graph below shows trend data from 2006.
Small Area Income Deprivation Estimates

Small Area Income Deprivation Estimates are available for the years 2003/05. Outputs include estimates of the incidence of income poverty (as measured by the proportion of households whose income is below 60% of the UK median household income). Data on households in relative poverty (%) available for 2004/05 is based on unequivalised gross income before housing costs and data available for 2003/05 is based on net income before housing costs, equivalised for household size/composition.
Comparisons
Ward
Newtownhamilton
 
Northern Ireland
 
Survey Modelled Estimates Date
Households in Relative Poverty - Unequivalised (%) (2004-2005)
31.4%
30.2%
Households in Relative Poverty - Equivalised (%) (2003-2005)
19.5%
17.0%
Northern Ireland Multiple Deprivation Measure

The Northern Ireland Multiple Deprivation Measure 2010 (NIMDM 2010) report was published in May 2010. The report identifies small area concentrations of multiple deprivation across Northern Ireland. The results for Newtownhamilton ward are shown below.

Of the Multiple Deprivation Measure ward level summary
Newtownhamilton ward has an overall rank of 191 out of 582 wards. All wards in Northern Ireland are ranked, 1 being the most deprived (Whiterock in Belfast) and 582 the least deprived (Wallace Park in Lisburn).
 
All information for Newtownhamilton ward is shown in the table below. On the income domin Newtownhamilton ward is ranked 194, while on the employment domain it is ranked 222. Looking at proximity to services Newtownhamilton ward is ranked 105.
 
The Health Deprivation and Disability Domain identifies areas with relatively high rates of premature deaths and areas where relatively high proportions of the population's quality of life is impaired by poor health or who are disabled. On the health domain Newtownhamilton ward is ranked 230 out of 582 wards in Northern Ireland.

Ward Ranks (NIMDM 2010)
Ward Rank
Newtownhamilton
Multiple Deprivation Measure
191
Income Domain
194
Employment Domain
222
Health Deprivation and Disability Domain
230
Education, Skills and Training Domain
173
Proximity to Services Domain
105
Living Environment Domain
297
Crime and Disorder Domain
163
[Ranks range from 1 (most deprived ward) to 582 (least deprived ward)]
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Objective 2 - Education & Skills
'To enable all people and young people in particular to develop the skills and attitudes that will give them the capacity to reach their full potential and make healthy choices.'
Qualifications and Students
 
On Census Day 27th March 2011, considering the population aged 16 years old and over in Newtownhamilton ward :
 
  • 18.56% had a degree or higher qualification; while
  • 45.32% had no or low (Level 1*) qualifications.
 
*Level 1 is 1-4 O Levels/CSE/GCSE (any grades) or equivalent

In Newtownhamilton ward, of those who left school in 2011/12, 85.4% gained 5 or more GCSEs at grade C and above. The graph below shows trend data from 1998/99.

The percentage of school-leavers who gained 5 or more GCSEs at grade C and above has increased by 28.5 points in Newtownhamilton ward over the period 1998/99 to 2011/12. In Northern Ireland, the percentage of school-leavers who gained 5 or more GCSEs at grade C and above has increased by 28.5 over the same period (based on unrounded calculations).
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Ward
Newtownhamilton
 
Northern Ireland
 
School Leavers who gained 5 or more GCSE's at grade C and above (%) (2011/12)
85.4%
76.5%
In Newtownhamilton ward there were 355 Students enrolled at a Further Education college in 2011/12. Of these, 18.4% were full time and 81.6% were part time students, while 53.5% were female and 46.5% were male. Further Education can be defined as post-secondary education (in addition to that received at secondary school), that is distinct from the education offered in universities.
In Newtownhamilton ward there were 85 students enrolled at a Higher Education college in 2011/12. Of these, 80.2% were full time and 19.8% were part time students, while 77.9% were female and 22.1% were male. Higher education can be defined as education at a higher level than secondary school, usually provided in distinct institutions such as universities.
Note: Percentages for gender may not sum to 100 due to rounding of data.
 
School Census data for 2012/13 (by pupil residence) in Newtownhamilton ward shows that 21.2% of pupils in post-primary schools are categorised as Statemented or with Special Education Needs (SEN) Stage 1 to 4. Statemented pupils are those pupils with a statement of special educational needs, i.e. pupils at stage 5 on the Special Educational Needs (SEN) Code of Practice.
Comparisons
Ward
Newtownhamilton
 
Northern Ireland
 
Further Education Enrolments (2011/12)
355
153,075
Higher Education Enrolments (2011/12)
85
65,590
Post-primary school population (pupil residence) categorised as Statemented or with Special Education Needs (SEN) stage 1 to 4 (2012/13)
21.2%
19.7%
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Objective 3 - Mental Health & Emotional Well Being
'To promote mental health and emotional well-being at individual and community level.'
Investing for Health Indicator data not available at this level.
 
See the Local Government District (LGD) level Area Profile to get results for Newry & Mourne LGD, which Newtownhamilton ward falls within.
 
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Objective 4 - Healthy Environments
'To offer everyone the opportunity to live and work in a healthy environment and to live in a decent affordable home.'
Investing for Health Indicator data not available at this level until the Census 2011 results are published.
 
See the Local Government District (LGD) level Area Profile to get results for Newry & Mourne LGD, which Newtownhamilton ward falls within.
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Objective 5 - Neighbourhood Renewal
'To improve our neighbourhoods and wider environment.
On Census Day 27th March 2011, in Newtownhamilton ward:
 
  • 14.54% of households did not have access to a car or van.
 
In Newtownhamilton ward 7.0% of cars were registered to a disabled driver or for transporting disabled people in 2011.
There were a total of 117 offences recorded in Newtownhamilton ward in 2012/13. The graph below shows trend data from 2000/01.
 
In Newtownhamilton ward there were 3 Invest NI Assisted Starts through the Regional Start Initiative in 2012/13.
Comparisons
Ward
Newtownhamilton
 
Northern Ireland
 
Cars registered to a disabled driver or for transporting disabled people (%) (2011)
7.0%
8.4%
Total number of offences recorded (2012/13)
117
100,389
Numbers of Invest NI Assisted Starts through the Regional Start Initiative (2012/13)
3
1,574
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Objective 6 - Accidental Injury
'To reduce accidental injuries and deaths in the home, workplace and from collisions on the road.'
There were 5 road traffic collisions in Newtownhamilton ward in 2012 which resulted in 0 people being killed. In total there was a rate of 24 road traffic casualties per 10,000 population in 2012 (this includes all persons slightly injured, seriously injured and killed). The graph below shows trend data from 2004.
Comparisons
Ward
Newtownhamilton
 
Northern Ireland
 
Road traffic collisions (2012)
5
5,775
Number of people killed as a result of road traffic collisions (2012)
0
48
Road traffic casualties rate per 10,000 (2012)
24
49
Datasets used: Hospital Admissions due to Accidents (administrative geographies), Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, Road Traffic Collision Casualties by Severity of Injury (administrative geographies), Police Service of Northern Ireland
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Objective 7 - Healthier Choices
'To enable people to make healthier choices.'
Investing for Health Indicator data not available at this level.
See the Local Government District (LGD) level Area Profile to get results for Newry & Mourne LGD, which Newtownhamilton ward falls within.
 
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