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Assembly Area information for South Down

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Area Profile Report
 
Created Wednesday, April 8, 2020 7:21 PM
 
Population Estimates for South Down Assembly Area
The estimated population of South Down Assembly Area (AA) at 30 June 2018 was 113,476, of which 56,465 (49.8%) were male and 57,011 (50.2%) were female.
 
This was made up of:
 
  • 25,464 children aged 0-15 years;
  • 33,537 people aged 16-39 years;
  • 36,488 people aged 40-64 years; and
  • 17,987 people 65 years and older.
Between 2008 and 2018 the population of South Down Assembly Area increased by 6,650 people or 6.2%.
Table 1: Population Estimates by broad age bands, 2018
 
 
South Down
AA
Northern Ireland
Total Population (2018)
113,476
 
1,881,641
 
Children (0-15 years)
25,464
 
393,510
 
Young Working Age (16-39 years)
33,537
 
579,513
 
Older Working Age (40-64 years)
36,488
 
600,421
 
Older (65+ years)
17,987
 
308,197
 
Population Change % (2008-2018)
6.2%
 
5.8%
 
Datasets used: Population Estimates: Broad Age Bands (administrative geographies), NISRA Demographic Statistics
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.
 
Interactive content is also available to view under the Population theme.
Profile last updated July 2019
 
Census 2011 Population Statistics for South Down Assembly Area
This page provides information on the 2011 Census for South Down Assembly Area. 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.
Click on theme titles below to obtain an area profile for that subject. The datasets used are shown below each section.
 
 
Usually Resident Population
On Census Day (27 March 2011) the usually resident population of South Down Assembly Area was 108,835 accounting for 6.01% 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 107,832 people (99.08% of the usually resident population) living in 39,030 households, giving an average household size of 2.76.
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Demography
On Census Day 27th March 2011, in South Down Assembly Area:
 
  • 22.86% were aged under 16 years and 13.52% were aged 65 and over;
  • 49.76% of the usually resident population were male and 50.24% were female; and
  • 36 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 South Down Assembly Area, considering the resident population:
 
  • 99.13% were from the white (including Irish Traveller) ethnic group;
  • 69.26% belong to or were brought up in the Catholic religion and 26.85% belong to or were brought up in a 'Protestant and Other Christian (including Christian related)' religion; and
  • 32.58% indicated that they had a British national identity, 39.52% had an Irish national identity and 32.38% had a Northern Irish national identity*.
 
*Respondents could indicate more than one national identity
 
On Census Day 27th March 2011, in South Down Assembly Area, considering the population aged 3 years old and over:
 
  • 14.72% had some knowledge of Irish;
  • 5.17% had some knowledge of Ulster-Scots; and
  • 2.17% did not have English as their first language.
     
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Health
On Census Day 27th March 2011, in South Down Assembly Area:
 
  • 19.51% of people had a long-term health problem or disability that limited their day-to-day activities;
  • 81.50% of people stated their general health was either good or very good; and
  • 11.96% 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 South Down Assembly Area:
 
  • 72.63% of households were owner occupied and 24.35% were rented;
  • 36.67% of households were owned outright;
  • 10.75% of households were comprised of a single person aged 65+ years;
  • 8.02% were lone parent households with dependent children; and
  • 15.34% 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:
 
  • 23.89% had a degree or higher qualification; while
  • 38.19% 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:
 
  • 67.17% were economically active, 32.83% were economically inactive;
  • 58.89% were in paid employment; and
  • 5.04% 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
 
 
Making Life Better Profile for the South Down Assembly Area
"Making Life Better" is the strategic framework for public health. It is designed to provide direction for
policies and actions to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Northern Ireland and to reduce
inequalities in health.

It builds on the former public health strategy "Investing for Health" and takes account of consultation feedback on the draft framework "Fit and Well – Changing Lives" and a number of other key reports and evidence.
 
This page provides information on the health and wellbeing of residents in the South Down Assembly Area. Click on the blue tabs at the top to see area profiles for other geographical levels. Health and wellbeing indicators have been grouped according to the Making Life Better Framework's Themes, with Headline Indicators in Green and other relevant data in Blue.
 
Further information can be found within the Making Life Better Strategic Framework Document and the First Progress Report 2014/15, published by the Department of Health (DoH). Further information and statistics on health inequalities in Northern Ireland can be found on the DoH website.
 
Further information is available on the defintions of the data used in this area profile.
Demographic Profile
The estimated population of South Down Assembly Area 30 June 2018 was 113,476, which accounts for 6.0% of the Northern Ireland Population. Within South Down Assembly Area, 22.4% were aged under 16 years and 15.9% were aged 65 and over.
 
Between 2008 and 2018 the population of South Down Assembly Area increased by 6,650 people or 6.2%.
South Down (AA), 2018
 
Age
 
0-4
5-10
11-15
16-25
26-39
40-64
65-74
75-84
85+
All
Population
7,649
10,142
7,673
13,317
20,220
36,488
10,133
5,639
2,215
113,476
% of Population
6.7
8.9
6.8
11.7
17.8
32.2
8.9
5.0
2.0
100
Northern Ireland, 2018
 
Age
 
0-4
5-10
11-15
16-25
26-39
40-64
65-74
75-84
85+
All
Population
121,736
155,125
116,649
231,110
348,403
600,421
169,725
100,752
37,720
1,881,641
% of Population
6.5
8.2
6.2
12.3
18.5
31.9
9.0
5.4
2.0
100
 
Age
 
0-4
5-10
11-15
16-25
26-39
40-64
65-74
75-84
85+
All
2008
7,700
9,065
7,995
15,382
20,227
32,884
7,433
4,579
1,561
106,826
2009
7,816
8,971
8,019
15,315
20,187
33,428
7,655
4,647
1,616
107,654
2010
8,018
8,893
7,958
15,118
20,111
33,902
7,947
4,722
1,698
108,367
2011
8,102
8,859
7,832
14,964
19,971
34,435
8,227
4,822
1,782
108,994
2012
8,085
8,995
7,761
14,813
19,938
34,909
8,480
4,969
1,848
109,798
2013
8,066
9,218
7,542
14,667
19,946
35,218
8,829
5,089
1,863
110,438
2014
7,910
9,458
7,421
14,273
19,742
35,419
9,141
5,184
1,908
110,456
2015
7,827
9,705
7,324
13,994
19,857
35,726
9,392
5,272
1,992
111,089
2016
7,922
9,889
7,346
13,735
20,001
35,907
9,735
5,389
2,064
111,988
2017
7,790
10,136
7,381
13,547
20,173
36,170
9,999
5,479
2,134
112,809
2018
7,649
10,142
7,673
13,317
20,220
36,488
10,133
5,639
2,215
113,476
2017-2018
Population Change %
-1.8
0.1
4.0
-1.7
0.2
0.9
1.3
2.9
3.8
0.6
2008-2018
Population Change %
-0.7
11.9
-4.0
-13.4
0.0
11.0
36.3
23.1
41.9
6.2
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Key Overarching Indicators
Average life expectancy measures the expected years of life at birth based on the mortality rates of the period in question.
       
  • Life expectancy for males in Northern Ireland for 2015-2017 was 78.5 years, and for females is 82.3 years. Life expectancy for males in South Down LGD for 2015-2017 was 79.4 years, and for females is 83.0 years.
NI
2015-2017
78.5
82.3
 
South Down AA
 
2011-2013
2012-2014
2013-2015
2014-2016
2015-2017
Life Expectancy - Males
79.0
79.0
79.0
79.3
79.4
Life Expectancy - Females
83.1
83.1
82.7
82.8
83.0
 
South Down AA
 
2007-2011
2008-2012
2009-2013
2010-2014
2011-2015
2012-2016
2013-2017
Standardised Death Rate - All causes
1,019.4
1,012.9
1,000.1
998.6
990.9
985.3
980.6
Standardised Death Rate - Amenable
136.0
129.0
118.8
112.3
112.3
106.6
114.6
Standardised Death Rate - Preventable
206.3
197.8
192.7
185.9
185.6
184.2
190.9
Standardised Death Rate - Avoidable
247.4
239.1
230.0
220.5
220.0
215.4
222.2
NI
2013-2017
1,031.7
123.9
207.1
243.8
 
South Down AA
 
2008-2012
2009-2013
2010-2014
2011-2015
2012-2016
2013-2017
Standardised Death Rate - Cancer U75
148.0
149.4
148.3
150.0
149.6
151.7
Standardised Death Rate - Circulatory U75
83.5
77.9
70.9
67.7
65.2
66.5
Standardised Death Rate - Respiratory U75
26.9
27.1
26.1
28.6
30.2
30.6
NI
2013-2017
149.2
73.8
34.1
 
South Down AA
 
2010-2012
2011-2013
2012-2014
2013-2015
2014-2016
2015-2017
Potential Years of Life Lost - Males
9.5
9.3
9.5
9.4
9.6
9.7
Potential Years of Life Lost - Females
6.9
6.1
6.1
6.9
6.9
6.8
NI
2015-2017
10.1
7.3
 
South Down AA
 
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
No. of Deaths
769
737
777
811
820
845
831
874
Deaths due to Malignant Neoplasms (%)
26.8
30.9
29.7
30.3
32.1
28.4
28.8
29.2
Deaths due to Circulatory Diseases (%)
32.4
29.9
27.8
25.0
23.2
24.1
25.4
24.1
Deaths due to Respiratory Diseases (%)
12.5
12.3
13.8
11.6
10.6
12.3
12.6
13.3
Deaths due to External Causes (%)
7.3
4.5
4.6
4.9
6.0
5.2
4.9
5.5
Deaths due to Suicide(%)
2.6
1.2
1.5
2.2
2.1
2.0
1.8
1.7
NI
2017
16,036
27.8
23.6
13.4
5.9
1.9
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Theme 1: Giving Every Child the Best Start
Key long term outcomes:
Good quality parenting and family support
Health and confident children and young people
Children and young people skilled for life
  • The infant mortality rate is the number of children dying before their first birthday per 1,000 live births. Over the period 2013-2017, the infant mortality rate in South Down AA was 4.3 compared with 4.6 in Northern Ireland.
     
  • In 2017, 12.1% of expectant mothers in South Down AA smoked during pregnancy compared to 13.8% in Northern Ireland.
     
  • In 2017, 49.7% of mothers in South Down AA discharged from hospital were breastfeeding, including those partially breastfeeding and those breastfeeding only. This compared with 47.7% overall in Northern Ireland.
     
  • In 2012/13 Academic Year, 81.4% of primary pupils in South Down AA achieved level 4 or above in Communication in English, while 81.6% achieved level 4 or above in Mathematics. The comparative figures for Northern Ireland are 77.1% achieved level 4 or above in Communication in English and 78.5% achieving level 4 or above in Mathematics*.
     
    *Updated data not available due to low response rate as result of industrial action.
     
  • In 2016/17 Academic Year, 69.8% of school leavers in South Down AA achieved at least 5 GCSEs at A*-C or equivalent, including GCSE English and Maths. This compared with 69.6% overall in Northern Ireland.
 
South Down AA
 
2007-2011
2008-2012
2009-2013
2010-2014
2011-2015
2012-2016
2013-2017
Infant Mortality Rate
5.8
5.4
4.5
5.0
4.7
4.5
4.3
NI
2013-2017
4.6
 
South Down AA
 
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
Smoking During Pregnancy (%)
13.6
12.5
13.1
11.7
10.7
9.6
12.1
Breast feeding on discharge (%)
46.7
46.6
45.9
47.4
47.8
47.4
49.7
NI
2017
13.8
47.7
NI
2016/17
69.6
 
South Down AA
Academic Year
2009/10
2010/11
2011/12
2012/13
2013/14
2014/15
2015/16
2016/17
School Leavers achieving at least 5 GCSE at A*-C inc. English and Maths (%)
62.0
58.5
67.4
66.6
66.6
71.2
71.2
69.8
 
South Down AA
 
2015
2016
2017
No. of Births
1,500
1,464
1,471
Birth Rate (per 1,000 females aged 15-44)
70.3
69.2
69.9
Childhood Deaths (age 1-15)
1
1
3
NI
2017
23,075
64.0
48
 
South Down AA
 
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
No. of Births
1,647
1,511
1,597
1,477
1,507
1,500
1,464
1,471
Still Birth Rate (per 1,000 live and still births)
5.4
5.9
3.7
4.0
2.6
3.3
0.7
2.0
Infant Death Rate (per 1,000 live births)
7.3
4.6
3.1
4.1
6.0
6.0
3.4
2.0
NI
2017
23,075
4.4
3.8
 
South Down AA
 
2009-2011
2010-2012
2011-2013
2012-2014
2013-2015
2014-2016
2015-2017
Under 17 Teenage Birth Rate per 1,000 females
1.4
1.0
0.7
0.7
0.5
0.2
0.2
Under 20 Teenage Birth Rate per 1,000 females
11.0
9.3
7.9
7.5
6.8
6.1
6.3
NI
2015-2017
1.5
9.5
 
South Down AA
 
2014
2015
2016
2017
Dental Registrations
0-2 years (%)
31.0
32.4
33.5
37.0
Dental Registrations
3-5 years (%)
75.3
75.9
77.0
78.6
NI
2017
30.6
74.7
Datasets used: Infant Mortality Rate (administrative geographies), Smoking During Pregnancy (administrative geographies), Breastfeeding on Discharge (administrative geographies), Teenage Birth Rate for Mothers under the age of 17 and 20 (administrative geographies), Children Looked After in Care (administrative geographies), Children in Need - Referred to Social Services (administrative geographies), Child Protection Register (administrative geographies), Dental and GP Registrations (administrative geographies), Childhood BMI (administrative geographies), Hospital Admissions due to Accidents (administrative geographies), DoH; School Leavers (administrative geographies), DE; Births (administrative geographies), Infant Deaths and Still Births (administrative geographies), Deaths by Cause and Age: 1-15 years (administrative geographies), NISRA Demographic Statistics
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Theme 2: Equipped Throughout Life
Key long term outcomes:
Ready for adult life
Employment, life-long learning and participation
Healthy active ageing
  • The Labour Force Survey shows that in 2018, the long-term unemployment rate for Northern Ireland was 41.1%*.
     
  • In quarter ending September 2018, 12.0% of 16 to 24 year olds in Northern Ireland were not in employment, full-time education or training (NEETs)*.
 
*A geographical breakdown is not available for these indicators.
 
South Down AA
Academic Year
2013/14
2014/15
2015/16
2016/17
Achieved at least 5 GCSEs A*-C (%)
77.9
80.6
83.5
80.8
Achieved at least 5 GCSE A*-C inc. Maths and English (%)
66.6
71.2
71.2
69.8
Destination School Leavers - Higher Education (%)
43.1
48.3
46.9
48.2
Destination School Leavers - Further Education (%)
32.2
31.8
31.4
30.2
Destination School Leavers - Employment(%)
8.2
5.9
8.7
7.3
Destination School Leavers - Training (%)
13.9
11.8
10.7
11.6
Destination School Leavers - Unemployment/ Unknown (%)
2.7
2.2
2.5
2.6
NI
2016/17
83.8
69.6
43.3
34.0
8.8
9.8
4.0
  • In 2017, 63.0% of adults aged 18+ years in South Down AA were registered with a dentist. The comparative figure for Northern Ireland was 57.0%.
 
South Down AA
Academic Year
2014/15
2015/16
2016/17
2017/18
HE Enrolments
4,065
4,220
4,170
4,185
FE Enrolments
9,708
9,210
8,966
9,549
NI
2017/18
62,930
129,054
  • In the 2017/18 academic year, there were 85 higher education and 105 further education enrolments for people aged 60+ years living in South Down AA.
 
South Down AA
 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Patients on the Dementia Register
745
790
777
800
Dementia Register: per 1,000 patients
7.1
7.5
7.3
7.4
NI
2018
14,137
7.2
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Theme 3: Empowering Healthy Living
Key long term outcomes:
Improved health and reduction in harm
Improved mental health and wellbeing, and reduction in self harm and suicide
People are better informed about health matters
Prevention embedded in services
  • In 2017/18, of those adults surveyed in the Northern Ireland Health Survey, 20% of those living in Northern Ireland were smokers. A comparative figure for AA is not available.
    1.  
  • In 2015/16-2017/18, the standardised rate for alcohol-related admissions in South Down AA was 554 per 100,000 population (Northern Ireland - 691 per 100,000 population).
 
  • In 2017/18, of those adults surveyed in the Northern Ireland Health Survey, 18% of those living in Northern Ireland drink above the recommended sensible drinking guideline. A comparative figure for AA is not available.
     
  • In 2017, the teenage birth rate for mothers aged under 17 years in Northern Ireland was 1.3 live births per 1,000 females.
    1.  
  • In 2017/18, of those adults surveyed in the Northern Ireland Health Survey, 26.8% of those living in Northern Ireland were classified as obese (BMI of 30kg/m2 or above). A comparative figure for AA is not available.
    1.  
  • In 2017/18, of those children surveyed in the Northern Ireland Health Survey, 9% of those living in Northern Ireland were classified as obese (based on guidelines put forward by International Obesity Task Force).
    1.  
  • In 2017/18, of those adults surveyed in the Northern Ireland Health Survey, the mean Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing score was 51.4 in Northern Ireland. The scale scores range from 14 (lowest mental well-being) to 70 (highest mental well-being). A comparative figure for AA is not available.
    1.  
  • For the period 2013-2017, the crude suicide rate in South Down AA was 14.4 suicides per 100,000 population (Northern Ireland: 16.1 suicides per 100,000 population)
    1.  
  • Figures from the 2018 Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) reported that the percentage of GP registered patients with established hypertension was 14.3% in South Down AA. This compares with 13.6% in Northern Ireland.
    1.  
  • An audit showed that in 2014/15 there were 13,037 attendances at structured patient education/self managment programmes in Northern Ireland. A comparative figure for AA is not available.
 
South Down AA
 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Patients on the Hypertension Register
14,352
14,690
15,006
15,388
GP Registered Patients with Established hypertension (%)
13.6
13.9
14.0
14.3
NI
2018
268,400
13.6
NI
2015/16-
2017/18
691.0
 
South Down AA
Financial Year
2011/12-
2013/14
2012/13-
2014/15
2013/14-
2015/16
2014/15-
2016/17
2015/16-
2017/18
Standardised Alcohol related Admissions
584.6
607.8
617.0
602.1
554.0
 
South Down AA
 
2007-2011
2008-2012
2009-2013
2010-2014
2011-2015
2012-2016
2013-2017
Crude Suicide Rate
11.0
11.1
12.0
13.7
13.1
13.6
14.4
NI
2013-2017
16.1
 
South Down AA
 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Patients on the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Register
1,607
1,683
1,795
1,843
COPD Prevalence per 1,000 patients
15.3
15.9
16.8
17.1
Patients on the Diabetes Register
4,606
4,811
5,061
5,346
Diabetes Prevalence per 1,000 patients (17+ years)
56.4
58.4
60.8
63.7
NI
2018
40,955
20.8
96,114
61.8
 
South Down AA
Financial Year
2011/12
2012/13
2013/14
2014/15
2015/16
2016/17
Standardised Admission Rate for All Hospital Admissions (Male)*
26,702.4
26,928.3
26,151.2
26,619.0
26,671.4
26,525.2
Standardised Admission Rate for All Hospital Admissions (Female)*
23,852.9
24,143.1
24,344.0
23,484.6
23,515.5
23,970.3
Standardised Admission Rate for Emergency Hospital Admissions (Male)*
9,565.1
9,927.7
9,476.4
9,752.6
10,028.6
10,169.8
Standardised Admission Rate for Emergency Hospital Admissions (Female)*
8,194.4
8,440.4
8,766.6
8,489.9
8,772.6
9,217.9
NI
2016/17
26,138.7
23,614.5
9,910.8
8,802.3
 
South Down AA
Financial Year
2010/11-
2012/13
2011/12-
2013/14
2012/13-
2014/15
2013/14-
2015/16
2014/15-
2016/17
Standardised Admission Rate due to Circulatory Disease (Male)
3,052.9
3,034.9
3,133.8
3,028.1
2,950.1
Standardised Admission Rate due to Circulatory Disease (Female)
1887.5
1796.3
1815.9
1,789.7
1,776.1
Standardised Admission Rate Rate due to Respiratory Disease (Male)
2,181.4
2,167.7
2,299.3
2,272.9
2,406.1
Standardised Admission Rate due to Respiratory Disease (Female)
1,839.4
1,818.4
1,955.2
2,002.5
2,144.7
NI
2014/15-
2016/17
2,804.1
1,626.9
2,230.4
1,940.9
 
South Down AA
 
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
Deaths
769
737
777
811
820
845
831
874
Deaths due to Malignant Neoplasms
206
228
231
246
263
240
239
255
Deaths due to Circulatory Diseases
249
220
216
203
190
204
211
211
Deaths due to Respiratory Diseases
96
91
107
94
87
104
105
116
Deaths due to External Causes
56
33
36
40
49
44
41
48
Deaths from Suicide and Undetermined Intent
20
9
12
18
17
17
15
15
NI
2017
16,036
4,460
3,780
2,145
954
305
 
South Down AA
End March each year
2013/14
2014/15
2015/16
2016/17
2017/18
2018/19
Organ Donor Register (ODR) Registrations
32,405
34,272
36,453
39,948
43,819
47,700
NI
2018/19
808,487
Datasets used: Smoking Prevalence - Health Survey (administrative geographies), Drinking Prevalence - Health Survey (administrative geographies), BMI Levels - Health Survey (administrative geographies), Mental Health - Health Survey (administrative geographies), Structured Patient Education/Self Management Programmes (administrative geographies), Teenage Birth Rate for Mothers under the age of 17 (administrative geographies), Disease Prevalence (Quality Outcomes Framework) (administrative geographies), Standardised Rate for Alcohol Related Admissions (administrative geographies), Crude Suicide Death Rate (administrative geographies), Dietary Fruit and Vegetable Information - Health Survey (administrative geographies), Physical Activity - Health Survey (administrative geographies), General Health - Health Survey (administrative geographies), Smoking Cessation Services (administrative geographies), Standardised Admission Rate for All Hospital Admissions (administrative geographies), Standardised Admission Rate for Emergency Hospital Admissions (administrative geographies), Standardised Admission Rate due to Circulatory Disease (administrative geographies), Standardised Admission Rate due to Respiratory Disease (administrative geographies), Breast Cancer Screening (administrative geographies), Cervical Cancer Screening (administrative geographies), Bowel Cancer Screening (administrative geographies), DoH; Deaths by Cause (administrative geographies), NISRA Demographic Statistics Organ Donor Register Registrations (administrative geographies), NHS Blood and Transplant
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Theme 4: Creating the Conditions
Key long term outcomes:
          A decent standard of living
Making the most of the physical environment
Safe and healthy homes
  • In 2017/18, the Public Health Agency Resource Outurn was £92.0 million for Northern Ireland.
     
  • In 2015/16-2017/18, 17% of individuals were in relative poverty (before housing costs) in Northern Ireland.
     
  • In 2015/16-2017/18, 21% of children were in relative poverty (before housing costs) in Northern Ireland.
     
  • In 2018, the economic inactivity rate in Northern Ireland was 27.2%.
     
  • In 2016, the Non decency Rate of Social Housing Dwellings in Northern Ireland was 3.1%
     
  • In 2018, the overall Water Utility Sector WWTW for Northern Ireland had a 95% compliance with numeric standards.
     
  • The mean zonal compliance with Northern Ireland water regulations drinking water standards stood at 99.88% in 2017.
 
South Down AA
 
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
Carers Allowance Claimants
4,100
4,310
4,490
4,640
4,570
Jobseekers Allowance Claimants
2,980
2,280
1,860
1,450
1,270
Employment & Support Allowance Claimants
5,470
6,540
6,790
6,950
7,050
Disability Living Allowance Recipients
11,760
12,140
12,480
12,480
9,570
Pension Credit Claimants
5,080
4,950
4,700
4,450
4,260
NI
2018
73,130
27,900
128,840
159,050
72,590
 
South Down AA
 
2014
2015
2016
2017
Redundancies Confirmed
117
33
10
22
NI
2017
1,790
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Theme 5: Empowering Communities
Key long term outcomes:
          Thriving communities
Safe communities
Safe and healthy workplaces
  • 27% of respondents to the 2017 NI Omnibus Survey in Northern Ireland stated that they had volunteered in the past year.
 
  • In 2017, there were 66 casualties (killed or seriously injured) as a result of road traffic collisions in South Down AA.
 
South Down AA
 
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
RTC - Killed or Seriously Injured
40
93
52
69
66
NI
2017
841
 
South Down AA
Financial Year
2011/12
2012/13
2013/14
2014/15
2015/16
2016/17
2017/18
2018/19
Recorded Crime Offences
4,375
4,019
4,583
4,432
4,509
4,316
4,392
4,127
Offences with a Domestic Abuse Motivation
445
452
583
692
643
643
678
702
Offences with a Homophobic Motivation
8
7
8
12
7
12
9
8
Offences with a Sectarian Motivation
16
23
13
17
35
27
30
21
Offences with a Racist Motivation
13
10
11
11
23
20
21
15
Anti-social behaviour Incidents
2,561
2,560
2,450
2,519
2,672
2,756
3,063
2,925
NI
2018/19
100,995
16,182
201
622
702
56,503
 
South Down AA
 
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
RTC Collisions
316
373
333
354
330
RTC Seriously Injured
37
83
46
65
60
RTC Deaths
3
10
6
4
6
NI
2017
6,081
778
63
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Theme 6: Developing Collaboration
Key long term outcomes:
          A strategic approach to Public Health
Strengthened collaboration for health and wellbeing
No high level indicators have been identified at this stage for the theme ‘Developing Collaboration’. This theme addresses the need for strengthened collaboration and co-ordination across all levels of society through a ‘whole system approach’. Progress in the other indicators will provide some measure of the effectiveness of collaboration for health, however this set of indicators may need to be expanded as work progresses to monitor specific aspects of the framework or its impact. Monitoring will also be developed at local levels.
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Profile last updated August 2019