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District Electoral Area (2014) information for Downshire West

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Created Friday, August 19, 2022 5:00 AM
 
Census 2011 Population Statistics for Downshire West District Electoral Area
This page provides information on the 2011 Census for Downshire West 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 Downshire West District Electoral Area was 15,750 accounting for 0.87% 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 Downshire West District Electoral Area, there were 15,645 people (99.33% of the usually resident population) living in 6,219 households, giving an average household size of 2.52.
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Demography
On Census Day 27th March 2011, in Downshire West District Electoral Area:
 
  • 19.64% were aged under 16 years and 17.03% were aged 65 and over;
  • 49.26% of the usually resident population were male and 50.74% were female; and
  • 41 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 Downshire West District Electoral Area, considering the resident population:
 
  • 98.56% were from the white (including Irish Traveller) ethnic group;
  • 15.18% belong to or were brought up in the Catholic religion and 76.63% belong to or were brought up in a 'Protestant and Other Christian (including Christian related)' religion; and
  • 70.70% indicated that they had a British national identity, 10.79% had an Irish national identity and 30.46% had a Northern Irish national identity*.
 
*Respondents could indicate more than one national identity
 
On Census Day 27th March 2011, in Downshire West District Electoral Area, considering the population aged 3 years old and over:
 
  • 3.45% had some knowledge of Irish;
  • 8.56% had some knowledge of Ulster-Scots; and
  • 1.78% did not have English as their first language.
     
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Health
On Census Day 27th March 2011, in Downshire West District Electoral Area:
 
  • 17.05% of people had a long-term health problem or disability that limited their day-to-day activities;
  • 83.63% of people stated their general health was either good or very good; and
  • 12.06% 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 Downshire West District Electoral Area:
 
  • 78.73% of households were owner occupied and 18.93% were rented;
  • 39.36% of households were owned outright;
  • 10.24% of households were comprised of a single person aged 65+ years;
  • 4.39% were lone parent households with dependent children; and
  • 10.73% 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:
 
  • 34.33% had a degree or higher qualification; while
  • 32.16% 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:
 
  • 71.40% were economically active, 28.60% were economically inactive;
  • 65.48% were in paid employment; and
  • 3.08% 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 Downshire West 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 Downshire West 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 Downshire West DEA at 30 June 2020 was 17,180, which accounts for 0.9% of the Northern Ireland Population. Within Downshire West DEA, 18.7% were aged under 16 years and 20.7% were aged 65 and over.
Downshire West (DEA), 2020
 
Age
 
0-15
16-39
40-64
65+
All
Population
3,210
4,440
5,990
3,550
17,180
% of Population
18.7
25.8
34.9
20.7
100
Northern Ireland, 2020
 
Age
 
0-15
16-39
40-64
65+
All
Population
395,816
571,756
607,989
319,949
1,895,510
% of Population
20.9
30.2
32.1
16.9
100
Downshire West (DEA), 2015-2020
 
Age
 
0-15
16-39
40-64
65+
All
2015
3,090
4,200
5,870
3,160
16,320
2016
3,120
4,250
5,920
3,230
16,520
2017
3,150
4,320
5,990
3,290
16,740
2018
3,180
4,400
5,960
3,390
16,930
2019
3,210
4,470
5,990
3,450
17,110
2020
3,210
4,440
5,990
3,550
17,180
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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 2017-2019 was 78.8 years, and for females is 82.6 years. Life expectancy for males in Downshire West DEA for 2017-2019 was 81.5 years, and for females is 83.3 years.
NI
2017-2019
78.8
82.6
 
Downshire West DEA
 
2013-2015
2014-2016
2015-2017
2016-2018
2017-2019
Life Expectancy - Males
80.7
81.6
81.0
82.1
81.5
Life Expectancy - Females
83.7
84.0
84.1
83.3
83.3
NI
2015-2019
1,016.3
138.5
208.0
244.4
 
Downshire West DEA
 
2011-2015
2012-2016
2013-2017
2014-2018
2015-2019
Standardised Death Rate - All causes
936.2
955.2
941.8
924.5
923.3
Standardised Death Rate - Amenable
75.7
68.6
88.3
89.2
92.0
Standardised Death Rate - Preventable
133.2
141.1
145.3
152.0
158.0
Standardised Death Rate - Avoidable
159.1
165.6
170.3
178.1
186.4
 
Downshire West DEA
 
2012-2016
2013-2017
2014-2018
2015-2019
Standardised Death Rate - Cancer U75
118.2
114.2
119.8
113.5
NI
2015-2019
143.3
 
Downshire West DEA
 
2012-2014
2013-2015
2014-2016
2016-2018
2017-2019
Potential Years of Life Lost - All persons
6.0
5.4
5.8
6.0
6.3
NI
2017-2019
8.5
 
Downshire West DEA
 
2017
2018
2019
No. of Deaths
148
142
147
Deaths due to Malignant Neoplasms (%)
25.7
27.5
27.9
Deaths due to Circulatory Diseases (%)
20.9
24.6
25.2
Deaths due to Respiratory Diseases (%)
13.5
11.3
10.9
Deaths due to External Causes (%)
6.8
5.6
6.1
Deaths due to Suicide(%)
1.4
2.1
2.7
NI
2019
15,758
28.4
23.4
12.5
5.9
1.3
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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 2015-2019, the infant mortality rate was 4.6 in Northern Ireland.*
     
  • In 2019, 12.6% of expectant mothers in Northern Ireland smoked during pregnancy.*
     
  • In 2019, 49.7% of mothers in Northern Ireland discharged from hospital were breastfeeding, including those partially breastfeeding and those breastfeeding only.*
     
  • In 2012/13 Academic Year, 85.9% of primary pupils in Downshire West DEA achieved level 4 or above in Communication in English, while 84.0% 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 2019/20 Academic Year, 84.8% of school leavers in Downshire West DEA achieved at least 5 GCSEs at A*-C or equivalent, including GCSE English and Maths. This compared with 76.2% 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
2019/20
76.2
 
Downshire West DEA
Academic Year
2017/18
2018/19
2019/20
School Leavers achieving at least 5 GCSE at A*-C inc. English and Maths (%)
85.9
83.2
84.8
NI
2020
20,490
56,370
 
Downshire West DEA
 
2017
2018
2019
2020
Children registered with Dentist (0-2 years)
166
181
198
207
Children registered with Dentist (3-5 years)
457
454
454
484
 
Downshire West DEA
 
2016
2017
2018
2019
No. of Births
164
162
186
188
NI
2019
22,447
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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 2019, the long-term unemployment rate for Northern Ireland was 38.1%*.
     
  • In quarter ending September 2020, 13.2% 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.
 
Downshire West DEA
Academic Year
2016/17
2017/18
2018/19
2019/20
Achieved at least 5 GCSEs A*-C (%)
91.6
89.9
91.6
96
Achieved at least 5 GCSE A*-C inc. Maths and English (%)
85.0
85.9
83.2
84.8
Destination School Leavers - Higher Education (%)
25.7
23.5
34.7
26.5
Destination School Leavers - Further Education (%)
55.7
59.1
51.5
60.9
NI
2019/20
91.3
76.2
29.2
47.9
 
Downshire West DEA
 
2017
2018
2019
2020
Dental Registrations(18+ years)
6,981
7,150
7,224
7,221
NI
2020
887,537
 
Downshire West DEA
Academic Year
2015/16
2016/17
2017/18
2018/19
HE Enrolments
650
650
620
645
FE Enrolments
1,138
1,070
952
827
NI
2018/19
63,535
118,160
NI
2021
13,325
6.6
 
Downshire West DEA
 
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
Patients on the Dementia Register
120
111
104
100
85
Dementia Register: per 1,000 patients
6.3
5.7
5.3
5.0
4.2
*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 2019/20, of those adults surveyed in the Northern Ireland Health Survey, 17% of those living in Northern Ireland were smokers. *
    1.  
  • In 2017/18-2019/20, the standardised rate for alcohol-related admissions in Downshire West DEA was 341 per 100,000 population (Northern Ireland - 662 per 100,000 population).
    1.  
  • In 2019/20, of those adults surveyed in the Northern Ireland Health Survey, 17% of those living in Northern Ireland drink above the recommended sensible drinking guideline.*
    1.  
  • In 2019, the teenage birth rate for mothers aged under 17 years in Northern Ireland was 1.4 live births per 1,000 females.
    1.  
  • In 2019/20, of those adults surveyed in the Northern Ireland Health Survey, 27.4% 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 2019/20, of those children surveyed in the Northern Ireland Health Survey, 6% of those living in Northern Ireland were classified as obese (based on guidelines put forward by International Obesity Task Force).
    1.  
  • In 2018/19, of those adults surveyed in the Northern Ireland Health Survey, the mean Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing score was 51.8 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.
    1.  
  • Figures from the 2021 Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) reported that the percentage of GP registered patients with established hypertension was 12.8% in Downshire West LGD. This compares with 13.9% in Northern Ireland.
    1.  
  • An audit showed that in 2019/20 there were 14,063 attendances at structured patient education/self managment programmes in Northern Ireland. *
     
*Data is currently not available at DEA2014
 
Downshire West DEA
 
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
Patients on the Hypertension Register
2,401
2,441
2,487
2,592
2,611
GP Registered Patients with Established hypertension (%)
12.7
12.6
12.6
12.9
12.8
NI
2021
278,101
13.9
*Based on GP Practice Location.
NI
2017/18-
2019/20
661.9
 
Downshire West DEA
Financial Year
2013/14-
2015/16
2014/15-
2016/17
2015/16-
2017/18
2016/17-
2018/19
2017/18-
2019/20
Standardised Alcohol related Admissions
308.4
336.1
338.5
344.4
341.1
 
Downshire West DEA
 
2010-2014
2011-2015
2012-2016
2013-2017
2014-2018
Crude Suicide Rate
12.7
10.1
12.6
7.5
6.2
NI
2013-2017
16.1
 
Downshire West DEA
 
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
Patients on the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Register
207
209
213
221
224
COPD Prevalence per 1,000 patients
10.9
10.8
10.8
11.0
11.0
Patients on the Diabetes Register
669
725
750
795
820
Diabetes Prevalence per 1,000 patients (17+ years)
45.5
48.5
49.2
51.0
51.9
NI
2021
42,055
21.0
105,130
66.3
 
Downshire West DEA
Financial Year
2012/13
2013/14
2014/15
2015/16
2016/17
Standardised Admission Rate for All Hospital Admissions (All)
23,071
22,433
20,946
21,946
20,887
Standardised Admission Rate for Emergency Hospital Admissions (All)
7,185
7,393
7,134
7,660
6,751
NI
2016/17
24,673
9,285
NI
2014/15-2016/17
2,170
2,055
 
Downshire West 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)
1,977
2,091
2,081
2,035
1,966
Standardised Admission Rate due to Respiratory Disease (All)
1,405
1,373
1,413
1,532
1,616
 
Downshire West DEA
 
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
Deaths
139
144
148
142
147
Deaths due to Malignant Neoplasms
39
44
38
39
41
Deaths due to Circulatory Diseases
38
37
31
35
37
Deaths due to Respiratory Diseases
17
16
20
16
16
Deaths due to External Causes
5
8
10
8
9
Deaths from Suicide and Undetermined Intent
1
0
2
3
4
NI
2019
15,758
4,477
3,686
1,970
928
209
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 2019/20, the Public Health Agency Resource Outurn was £100.2 million for Northern Ireland.
     
  • In 2019/20, 17% of individuals were in relative poverty (before housing costs) in Northern Ireland.
     
  • In 2019/20, 22% of children were in relative poverty (before housing costs) in Northern Ireland.
     
  • In 2019, the economic inactivity rate in Northern Ireland was 26.2%.
     
  • In 2016, the Non decency Rate of Social Housing Dwellings in Northern Ireland was 3.1%
     
  • In 2020, 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 99.90% in 2019.
 
Downshire West LGD
 
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
Carers Allowance Claimants
320
370
370
370
360
Jobseekers Allowance Claimants
160
110
110
80
50
Employment & Support Allowance Claimants
500
560
570
550
540
Disability Living Allowance Recipients
1,010
1,070
810
530
450
Personal Independence Payment Recipients
-
-
310
560
680
Pension Credit Claimants
410
380
360
270
260
NI
2020
74,800
10,390
119,300
79,070
145,090
66,680
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Theme 5: Empowering Communities
Key long term outcomes:
          Thriving communities
Safe communities
Safe and healthy workplaces
  • 28% of respondents to the 2019/20 NI Omnibus Survey in Northern Ireland stated that they had volunteered in the past year.
 
  • In 2019, there were 12 casualties (killed or seriously injured) as a result of road traffic collisions in Downshire West DEA. There were a total of 830 overall in Northern Ireland.
 
Downshire West DEA
 
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
RTC - Killed or Seriously Injured
14
11
13
12
12
NI
2019
830
 
Downshire West DEA
Financial Year
2015/16
2016/17
2017/18
2018/19
2019/20
2020/21
Recorded Crime Offences
647
638
674
684
652
606
Crimes with a Domestic Abuse Motivation
77
69
82
117
114
113
Crimes with a Homophobic Motivation
1
1
1
2
0
0
Crimes with a Sectarian Motivation
2
4
0
3
1
8
Crimes with a Racist Motivation
0
10
1
0
1
2
Anti-social behaviour Incidents
304
290
271
237
209
382
NI
2020/21
94,339
19,036
246
674
719
76,063
 
Downshire West DEA
 
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
RTC Collisions
113
89
114
111
92
RTC Seriously Injured
13
10
13
12
12
RTC Deaths
1
1
0
0
0
NI
2019
5,676
774
56
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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 March 2022