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District Electoral Area (2014) information for Downpatrick

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Created Friday, January 28, 2022 11:06 PM
 
Census 2011 Population Statistics for Downpatrick District Electoral Area
This page provides information on the 2011 Census for Downpatrick District Electoral 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 Downpatrick District Electoral Area was 20,049 accounting for 1.11% 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 in Downpatrick District Electoral Area, there were 19,817 people (98.84% of the usually resident population) living in 7,567 households, giving an average household size of 2.62.
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Demography
On Census Day 27th March 2011, in Downpatrick District Electoral Area:
 
  • 21.87% were aged under 16 years and 14.20% were aged 65 and over;
  • 49.08% of the usually resident population were male and 50.92% 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 Downpatrick District Electoral Area, considering the resident population:
 
  • 98.80% were from the white (including Irish Traveller) ethnic group;
  • 82.52% belong to or were brought up in the Catholic religion and 13.78% belong to or were brought up in a 'Protestant and Other Christian (including Christian related)' religion; and
  • 27.52% indicated that they had a British national identity, 41.63% had an Irish national identity and 35.94% had a Northern Irish national identity*.
 
*Respondents could indicate more than one national identity
 
On Census Day 27th March 2011, in Downpatrick District Electoral Area, considering the population aged 3 years old and over:
 
  • 12.91% had some knowledge of Irish;
  • 3.78% had some knowledge of Ulster-Scots; and
  • 1.40% did not have English as their first language.
     
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Health
On Census Day 27th March 2011, in Downpatrick District Electoral Area:
 
  • 22.43% of people had a long-term health problem or disability that limited their day-to-day activities;
  • 78.79% of people stated their general health was either good or very good; and
  • 12.34% 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 Downpatrick District Electoral Area:
 
  • 67.75% of households were owner occupied and 29.29% were rented;
  • 32.30% of households were owned outright;
  • 10.65% of households were comprised of a single person aged 65+ years;
  • 10.77% were lone parent households with dependent children; and
  • 19.89% 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:
 
  • 25.21% had a degree or higher qualification; while
  • 37.46% 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:
 
  • 64.76% were economically active, 35.24% were economically inactive;
  • 55.79% were in paid employment; and
  • 5.61% 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 March 2017
 
 
Making Life Better Profile for the Downpatrick District Electoral 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 Downpatrick District Electoral Area (DEA). 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 Downpatrick DEA at 30 June 2018 was 21,240, which accounts for 1.1% of the Northern Ireland Population. Within Downpatrick DEA, 21.8% were aged under 16 years and 16.4% were aged 65 and over.
Downpatrick (DEA), 2018
 
Age
 
0-15
16-39
40-64
65+
All
Population
4,640
6,430
6,690
3,480
21,240
% of Population
21.8
30.3
31.5
16.4
100
Northern Ireland, 2018
 
Age
 
0-15
16-39
40-64
65+
All
Population
393,510
579,513
600,421
308,197
1,881,641
% of Population
20.9
30.8
31.9
16.4
100
Downpatrick (DEA), 2015-2018
 
Age
 
0-15
16-39
40-64
65+
All
2015
4,470
6,350
6,520
3,220
20,560
2016
4,540
6,360
6,570
3,340
20,810
2017
4,570
6,380
6,650
3,410
21,000
2018
4,640
6,430
6,690
3,480
21,240
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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 Downpatrick DEA for 2015-2017 was 78.3 years, and for females is 82.4 years.
NI
2015-2017
78.5
82.3
 
Downpatrick DEA
 
2011-2013
2012-2014
2013-2015
2014-2016
2015-2017
Life Expectancy - Males
78.7
78.8
78.5
78.7
78.3
Life Expectancy - Females
82.2
82.6
82.1
81.8
82.4
NI
2013-2017
1,031.7
123.9
207.1
243.8
 
Downpatrick DEA
 
2009-2013
2010-2014
2011-2015
2012-2016
2013-2017
Standardised Death Rate - All causes
1,013.9
1,022.2
1,024.1
995.6
1,015.6
Standardised Death Rate - Amenable
131.8
130.3
129.8
123.7
153.3
Standardised Death Rate - Preventable
225.6
209.6
206.1
211.9
226.6
Standardised Death Rate - Avoidable
268.9
254.4
254.0
259.3
273.0
 
Downpatrick DEA
 
2010-2014
2011-2015
2012-2016
2013-2017
Standardised Death Rate - Cancer U75
177.2
178.5
168.4
167.8
NI
2013-2017
149.2
 
Downpatrick DEA
 
2011-2013
2012-2014
2013-2015
2014-2016
2015-2017
Potential Years of Life Lost - All persons
8.6
8.7
9.4
9.7
9.6
NI
2015-2017
8.7
 
Downpatrick DEA
 
2015
2016
2017
No. of Deaths
163
161
185
Deaths due to Malignant Neoplasms (%)
30.7
26.7
28.1
Deaths due to Circulatory Diseases (%)
17.8
26.7
27.0
Deaths due to Respiratory Diseases (%)
15.3
9.9
13.5
Deaths due to External Causes (%)
4.9
3.7
5.9
Deaths due to Suicide(%)
1.2
1.2
1.6
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 was 4.6 in Northern Ireland.*
     
  • In 2017, 13.8% of expectant mothers in Northern Ireland smoked during pregnancy.*
     
  • In 2017, 47.7% of mothers in Northern Ireland discharged from hospital were breastfeeding, including those partially breastfeeding and those breastfeeding only.*
     
  • In 2012/13 Academic Year, 77.3% of primary pupils in Downpatrick DEA achieved level 4 or above in Communication in English, while 78.1% achieved level 4 or above in Mathematics. The comparitative 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.**
     
  • In 2016/17 Academic Year, 66.5% of school leavers in Downpatrick DEA achieved at least 5 GCSEs at A*-C or equivalent, including GCSE English and Maths. This compared with 69.6% overall in Northern Ireland.
     
* Data is currently not available at DEA2014
** Updated data not available due to low response rate as result of industrial action.
NI
2016/17
69.6
 
Downpatrick DEA
Academic Year
2014/15
2015/16
2016/17
School Leavers achieving at least 5 GCSE at A*-C inc. English and Maths (%)
66.9
66.3
66.5
NI
2017
30.6
74.7
 
Downpatrick DEA
 
2014
2015
2016
2017
Children registered with Dentist (0-2 years) (%)
39.9
38.6
35.8
41.9
Children registered with Dentist (3-5 years) (%)
77.2
78.6
78.2
79.2
 
Downpatrick DEA
 
2016
2017
No. of Births
238
276
NI
2017
23,075
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Theme 2: Equipped Throughout Life
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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.
 
Downpatrick DEA
Academic Year
2014/15
2015/16
2016/17
Achieved at least 5 GCSEs A*-C (%)
76.0
79.1
81.1
Achieved at least 5 GCSE A*-C inc. Maths and English (%)
66.9
66.3
66.5
Destination School Leavers - Higher Education (%)
47.6
45.8
47.7
Destination School Leavers - Further Education (%)
26.2
31.3
30.2
NI
2016/17
83.8
69.6
43.3
34.0
 
Downpatrick DEA
 
2014
2015
2016
2017
Children registered with Dentist (18+ years) (%)
62.0
64.9
66.4
66.9
NI
2017
57.0
 
Downpatrick DEA
Academic Year
2015/16
2016/17
2017/18
HE Enrolments
745
755
775
FE Enrolments
2,289
2,066
2,005
NI
2017/18
62,930
129,054
NI
2018
14,137
7.2
 
Downpatrick DEA
 
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
Patients on the Dementia Register
152
148
157
148
147
Dementia Register: per 1,000 patients
7.2
7.0
7.4
6.9
6.8
*Based on GP Practice Location.
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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, 18% of those living in Northern Ireland were smokers. *
    1.  
  • In 2015/16-2017/18, the standardised rate for alcohol-related admissions in Downpatrick DEA was 919 per 100,000 population (Northern Ireland - 691 per 100,000 population).
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  • 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.*
    1.  
  • In 2017, the teenage birth rate for mothers aged under 17 years in Northern Ireland was 1.3 live births per 1,000 females.
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  • In 2017/18, of those adults surveyed in the Northern Ireland Health Survey, 27% of those living in Northern Ireland were classified as obese (BMI of 30kg/m2 or above). A comparative figure for DEA 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 DEA is not available.
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  • For the period 2013-2017, the crude suicide rate in Downpatrick DEA was 14.8 suicides per 100,000 population (Northern Ireland: 16.1 suicides per 100,000 population).
     
  • Figures from the 2018 Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) reported that the percentage of GP registered patients with established hypertension was 14.8% in Downpatrick DEA. This compares with 13.6% in Northern Ireland.
    1.  
  • An audit showed that in 2017/18 there were 13,037 attendances at structured patient education/self managment programmes in Northern Ireland. *
     
*Data is currently not available at DEA2014
 
Downpatrick DEA
 
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
Patients on the Hypertension Register
3,067
3,120
3,109
3,155
3,204
GP Registered Patients with Established hypertension (%)
14.5
14.7
14.6
14.7
14.8
NI
2018
268,400
13.6
*Based on GP Practice Location.
NI
2015/16-
2017/18
691.0
 
Downpatrick DEA
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
995.1
1,021.6
1,053.6
1,048.9
918.8
 
Downpatrick DEA
 
2009-2013
2010-2014
2011-2015
2012-2016
2013-2017
Crude Suicide Rate
19.0
20.9
17.0
20.8
14.8
NI
2013-2017
16.1
 
Downpatrick DEA
 
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
Patients on the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Register
366
389
410
417
426
COPD Prevalence per 1,000 patients
17.3
18.3
19.3
19.4
19.7
Patients on the Diabetes Register
964
993
1,039
1,137
1,201
Diabetes Prevalence per 1,000 patients (17+ years)
59
60
63
68.0
71.1
NI
2018
40,955
20.8
96,114
61.8
 
Downpatrick DEA
Financial Year
2012/13
2013/14
2014/15
2015/16
2016/17
Standardised Admission Rate for All Hospital Admissions (All)
28,639
28,074
27,921
27,229
28,031
Standardised Admission Rate for Emergency Hospital Admissions (All)
11,161
11,475
11,595
11,027
11,901
NI
2016/17
24,673
9,285
NI
2014/15-2016/17
2,170
2,055
 
Downpatrick DEA
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 (All)
2,770
2,528
2,663
2,532
2,777
Standardised Admission Rate due to Respiratory Disease (All)
2,746
2,677
2,966
2,984
3,237
 
Downpatrick DEA
 
2015
2016
2017
Deaths
163
161
185
Deaths due to Malignant Neoplasms
50
43
52
Deaths due to Circulatory Diseases
29
43
50
Deaths due to Respiratory Diseases
25
16
25
Deaths due to External Causes
8
6
11
Deaths from Suicide and Undetermined Intent
2
2
3
NI
2017
16,036
4,460
3,780
2,145
954
305
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), Teenage Birth Rate for Mothers under the age of 17 and 20 (administrative geographies), Disease Prevalence (Quality Outcomes Framework) (administrative geographies), Standardised Rate for Alcohol Related Admissions (administrative geographies), Crude Suicide Rate (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), DoH; Deaths by Cause (administrative geographies), NISRA Demographic Statistics;
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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 2014/15-2016/17, 19% of individuals were in relative poverty (before housing costs) in Northern Ireland.
     
  • In 2014/15-2016/17, 23% 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.
 
Downpatrick LGD
 
2016
2017
2018
Carers Allowance Claimants
960
1,010
1,010
Jobseekers Allowance Claimants
510
430
380
Employment &
Support Allowance Claimants
1,550
1,620
1,640
Disability Living Allowance Recipients
2,880
2,910
2,320
Pension Credit Claimants
820
780
760
NI
2018
73,130
27,900
128,840
159,050
72,590
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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 2016 NI Omnibus Survey in Northern Ireland stated that they had volunteered in the past year.
 
  • In 2017, there were 10 casualties (killed or seriously injured) as a result of road traffic collisions in Downpatrick DEA. There were a total of 841 overall in Northern Ireland.
 
Downpatrick DEA
 
2015
2016
2017
RTC - Killed or Seriously Injured
4
4
10
NI
2017
841
 
Downpatrick DEA
Financial Year
2011/12
2012/13
2013/14
2014/15
2015/16
2016/17
2017/18
2018/19
Recorded Crime Offences
1,351
1,260
1,428
1,428
1,378
1,359
1,427
1,284
Crimes with a Domestic Abuse Motivation
107
116
168
214
157
178
187
171
Crimes with a Homophobic Motivation
3
4
7
6
1
4
5
6
Crimes with a Sectarian Motivation
0
3
1
1
2
8
2
5
Crimes with a Racist Motivation
7
6
2
5
4
3
10
5
Anti-social behaviour Incidents
788
752
746
732
916
892
973
969
NI
2018/19
100,995
16,182
201
622
702
56,503
 
Downpatrick DEA
 
2015
2016
2017
RTC Collisions
64
75
67
RTC Seriously Injured
4
4
10
RTC Deaths
0
0
0
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 November 2019