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Local Government District (2014) information for Mid Ulster

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Population Estimates for Mid Ulster Local Government District
The estimated population of Mid Ulster Local Government District at 30 June 2017 was 146,427, of which 73,562 (50.2%) were male and 72,865 (49.8%) were female.
 
This was made up of:
 
  • 33,946 children aged 0-15 years;
  • 47,274 people aged 16-39 years;
  • 44,616 people aged 40-64 years; and
  • 20,591 people 65 years and older.
Between 2007 and 2017 the population of Mid Ulster Local Government District increased by 15,339 people or 11.7%.
Table 1: Population Estimates by broad age bands, 2017
 
 
Mid Ulster
LGD
 
Northern Ireland
Total Population (2017)
146,427
 
1,870,834
 
Children (0-15 years)
33,946
 
390,684
 
Young Working Age (16-39 years)
47,274
 
579,782
 
Older Working Age (40-64 years)
44,616
 
597,393
 
Older (65+ years)
20,591
 
302,975
 
Population Change % (2007-2017)
11.7%
 
6.2%
 
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 2018
 
 
Census 2011 Population Statistics for Mid Ulster Local Government District (2014)
The reform of Local Government will see the reduction of 26 current Districts (LGD) to 11 new Districts (LGD2014). The 11 new Districts become operational in April 2015; the new Districts will, however, operate in shadow mode after the elections in 2014. See NIDirect for further information.
 
For the 2011 Census, statistics for the new Districts (LGD2014) are exact aggregates of information available at the Small Area level. For the 2001 Census, the statistics for the new Districts (LGD2014) have been calculated by aggregating 2001 Census Output Area information. Given the exact mapping of 2001 Outputs Areas to 2011 Small Areas, the resulting Local Government District (2014) statistics from the 2001 and 2011 censuses both relate to the same areas.
For further information see
A Guidance Note on Census Outputs for the New 11 Districts.
 
Note that for 2001 Census data, rather than aggregating existing published information available for 2001 Census Output areas (which have all been individually subjected to the disclosure control methodology of "Small Cell Adjustment"), the statistics for the new LGDs (LGD2014) have been calculated by Census Office by aggregating unadjusted 2001 Census Output Area information and then applying the small cell adjustment methodology to the aggregated statistics at LGD level.
This page provides information on the 2011 Census for Mid Ulster Local Government District (2014). 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.
Figure 1: Map of 11 New Districts (LGD 2014)
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Usually Resident Population
On Census Day (27 March 2011) the usually resident population of Mid Ulster Local Government District (2014) was 138,590 accounting for 7.65% of the NI total.
 
This represents a 16.46% increase since the 2001 Census. The table and chart below show how the age structure of the usually resident population in Mid Ulster Local Government District (2014) on Census Day has changed between 2001 and 2011.
Table 1: Age Structure of Usually Resident Population, 2001 and 2011 Census
 
2001
2011
Age Bands
(years)
Usual
Residents
%
Usual
Residents
%
0-15
30,862
 
25.93
 
31,952
 
23.06
 
16-39
41,763
 
35.09
 
48,187
 
34.77
 
40-64
32,249
 
27.10
 
41,060
 
29.63
 
65-84
12,763
 
10.73
 
15,348
 
11.07
 
85+
1,363
 
1.15
 
2,043
 
1.47
 
Overall
119,000
 
100
 
138,590
 
100
 
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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. Population estimates for the 11 new Districts (mid-2001 to mid-2012) have now been released as part of the Small Area Population Estimates and are available on NINIS. See NISRA website for further information. However, since both the 2001 and 2011 Censuses reflect the full population adjusted for census under-enumeration, a comparison of the 2001 and 2011 Censuses provide a robust measure of population change over the decade.
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Households
On Census Day 2011 there were 137,682 people (99.34% of the usually resident population) living in 47,772 households, giving an average household size of 2.88. The remaining 908 people (0.66%) were living in communal establishments.
 
The table below shows how the household structure of the usually resident population on Census Day has changed between 2001 and 2011.
Table 2: Usual Residents and Households by Household Size, 2001 and 2011 Census
 
Usual Residents
Households
 
2001
2011
2001
2011
Household
Size
Number
%
Number
%
Number
%
Number
%
1
9,214
 
7.81
 
10,963
 
7.96
 
9,214
 
23.19
 
10,963
 
22.95
 
2
19,524
 
16.54
 
25,296
 
18.37
 
9,762
 
24.57
 
12,648
 
26.48
 
3
19,947
 
16.90
 
23,607
 
17.15
 
6,649
 
16.73
 
7,869
 
16.47
 
4
25,196
 
21.34
 
32,128
 
23.33
 
6,299
 
15.85
 
8,032
 
16.81
 
5+
44,161
 
37.41
 
45,688
 
33.18
 
7,808
 
19.65
 
8,260
 
17.29
 
Overall
118,042
 
100
 
137,682
 
100
 
39,732
 
100
 
47,772
 
100
 
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Demography
On Census Day 27th March 2011, in Mid Ulster Local Government District (2014):
 
  • 23.06% were aged under 16 years and 12.55% were aged 65 and over;
  • 50.05% of the usually resident population were male and 49.95% were female; and
  • 34 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 Mid Ulster Local Government District (2014), considering the resident population:
 
  • 1.33% were from an ethnic minority population and the remaining 98.67% were white (including Irish Traveller);
  • 63.77% belong to or were brought up in the Catholic religion and 33.46% belong to or were brought up in a 'Protestant and Other Christian (including Christian related)' religion; and
  • 32.49% indicated that they had a British national identity, 38.80% had an Irish national identity and 29.34% had a Northern Irish national identity*.
 
*Respondents could indicate more than one national identity
 
On Census Day 27th March 2011, in Mid Ulster Local Government District (2014), considering the population aged 3 years old and over:
 
  • 17.41% had some knowledge of Irish;
  • 6.16% had some knowledge of Ulster-Scots; and
  • 5.70% did not have English as their first language.
     
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Health
On Census Day 27th March 2011, in Mid Ulster Local Government District (2014):
 
  • 19.39% of people had a long-term health problem or disability that limited their day-to-day activities;
  • 80.43% of people stated their general health was either good or very good; and
  • 10.69% 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 Mid Ulster Local Government District (2014):
 
  • 71.28% of households were owner occupied and 25.35% were rented;
  • 38.36% of households were owned outright;
  • 9.93% of households were comprised of a single person aged 65+ years;
  • 7.34% 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:
 
  • 20.72% had a degree or higher qualification; while
  • 43.00% 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:
 
  • 66.82% were economically active, 33.18% were economically inactive;
  • 59.18% were in paid employment; and
  • 4.68% were unemployed, of these 43.53% were long-term unemployed*.
 
*Long-term unemployed are those who stated that they have not worked since 2009 or earlier
 
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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.
 
A NISRA Geography Fact Sheet which includes details on the new district councils is available on the NINIS website, and a Geography Guidance Paper is available on the NISRA website. Static maps of all 11 district councils are also available on NINIS.
Profile last updated January 2014
 
 
Economic and Labour Market Profile for Mid Ulster Local Government District
This page provides information on the economy and labour market for Mid Ulster Local Government District.
 
Click on the themes below to obtain statistics for that subject. The datasets used are shown below each section.
 
Demographic Profile
145,389
 
63.1%
of the population
 
50,256
Population (2016)
 
Working Age Population
aged 16-64 (2016)
 
Households (2016)
Population
 
The estimated population of Mid Ulster Local Government District at 30 June 2016 was 145,389.
 
This was made up of:
 
  • 33,531 children aged 0-15 years;
  • 47,550 people aged 16-39 years;
  • 44,161 people aged 40-64 years; and
  • 20,147 people aged 65 years and older.
     
The working age* population in 2016 was:
 
  • 91,711, 63.1% of the population; this compared with 63.2% for Northern Ireland.
 
The working age population of Mid Ulster Local Government District is projected to increase to 97,597 by 2026.
 
*The term 'working age' refers to the population aged 16-64 years for both males and females.
Households
The projected number of households in Mid Ulster Local Government District in 2016 was 50,256 while for 2026 the number of households is projected to be 55,768.
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Labour Market
72.9%
 
1.9%
 
£440.00
£
Economic Activity Rate aged 16-64 (2015)
 
Claimant Count Rate aged 16-64 (2016)
 
Gross Median Full-time Weekly Wage (2016)
Employment Rate
 
In 2015, the 16-64 employment rate in Mid Ulster Local Government District was 68.6%. The overall 16-64 employment rate for Northern Ireland was 68.4%.
 
Economic Activity
 
In 2015, 72.9% of those aged 16-64 living in Mid Ulster Local Government District were economically active* and 27.1% were economically inactive**.
 
This compares with 72.9% economically active and 27.1% economically inactive for Northern Ireland.
 
* Economically Active - People aged 16 and over who are either in employment or unemployed. ** Economically Inactive - People who are neither in employment nor unemployed. This group includes, for example, all those who were looking after a home or retired.
 
Claimant Count
 
The average number of people aged 16-64 in Mid Ulster Local Government District claiming Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) in 2016 was 1,703, representing a claimant count annual average rate of 1.9%. This compares with a claimant count rate for Northern Ireland of 3.1% in 2016.
 
In 2016, the proportion of total claimants who were long-term* unemployed was 27.0% (NI: 36.1%).
 
In 2016, youth claimant count rate** (aged 18-24) in Mid Ulster Local Government District was 25.5% (NI: 25.0%).
 
* long-term unemployment includes those aged 16-64 who have been claiming Job Seekers Allowance for 12 months or more.
** rate is youth percentage of total claimants.
 
An interactive map showing claimant count by Local Government District is available to view on NINIS.
 
Qualification Level
 
In 2015, in terms of educational attainment for those persons aged 16-64 in Mid Ulster Local Government District, 26.6% were qualified to NVQ Level 4 or above (NI Average: 29.9%), whilst 19.5% had 'no qualifications' (NI Average: 16.5%).
 
Weekly Wage
 
At April 2016, the gross full-time median weekly wage for those working in Mid Ulster Local Government District was £440.00 compared with £495.20 for NI.
 
Job Vacancies
 
In 2016/17, there were 4,746 vacancies notified in Mid Ulster Local Government District to Jobs and Benefits Offices.
 
Steps 2 Success
 
In 2014/15 there were 817 starts on the Steps 2 Success programme in Mid Ulster.
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Business
8,245
 
 
50,156
 
15
No. of Businesses (2016)
 
No. of Employee Jobs (2015)
 
Redundancies Confirmed (2015)
Business
 
At March 2016, the number of businesses registered for VAT and/or PAYE in Mid Ulster Local Government District was 8,245. Of these 8,120 were classified as small, 110 as medium and 10 as large.
 
Small business: less than 50 employees
Medium business: 50-249 employees
Large business: 250+ employees
 
GVA, Turnover and Purchases
 
In 2014, the income generated in Mid Ulster Local Government District, less the cost of goods and services used to create this income was estimated to be £1,677.97 million. This amount represents the approximate Gross Value Added (aGVA).
 
Turnover in the same period in Mid Ulster Local Government District was £6,478.69 million and Purchases was £4,884.94 million.
 
Employee Jobs
 
In September 2015, the number of employee jobs in Mid Ulster Local Government District was 50,156, with 8.8% in Construction, 61.7% in Services, 27.7% in Manufacturing and 1.8% in other industries.
Redundancies
 
There were 15 confirmed redundancies in Mid Ulster Local Government District during 2015.
 
Investment
 
In 2016/17, InvestNI made 460 offers of support totalling £10.03 million in assistance, which contributed towards investment of £63.21 million in Mid Ulster Local Government District.
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Tourism
155,708
 
613,667
 
£22.29 million
Overnight Trips (2015)
 
Nights Stayed on Overnight Trips (2015)
 
Expenditure on Overnight Trips (2015)
Tourism
 
In 2015, the estimated number of overnight trips in Mid Ulster Local Government District was 155,708 with an associated number of 613,667 nights stayed and expenditure of £22.29 million during these overnight trips.
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Personal Finances
128
 
41
Bankruptcy participants disposed of (2015)
 
Property Repossessions completed (2015)
Bankruptcy
 
In 2015, there were 128 participants in Mid Ulster Local Government District disposed of in bankruptcy cases in the High Court.
 
Property Repossessions
 
In 2015, there were 41 property repossessions completed in Mid Ulster Local Government District.
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Further Information:
 
Further information on Economic and Labour Market Statistics including reports, methodology etc. can be found on the NISRA website.
 
Further Statistics and Interactive Content are available to view under the Business, Economy and Labour Market themes on NINIS.
Profile last updated July 2017
 
 
Age Friendly Profile for Mid Ulster Local Government District (LGD2014)
'An Age-friendly world is a place that enables people of all ages to actively participate in community activities. It is a place that treats everyone with respect, regardless of their age. It is a place that makes it easy to stay connected to those around you and those you love. It is a place that helps people stay healthy and active even at the oldest ages. It is a place that helps those who can no longer look after themselves to live with dignity and enjoyment. Many cities and communities are already taking active steps towards becoming more age-friendly'. (World Health Organization WHO).
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has established a global network of Age Friendly Cities and Communities that encourage active ageing by optimising opportunities for health, participation and security in order to enhance quality of life as people grow older. The WHO has proposed  eight areas  that can help to identify and address barriers to the well-being and participation of older people. Key statistics on each of these themes are included below. By way of background, demographic and deprivation profiles have also been included for the local council areas.
 
'Northern Ireland is an age friendly region in which people, as they get older, are valued and supported to live actively to their fullest potential; with their rights and dignity protected' (The Executive Office).
 
Further information on an Age-friendly world is available on the WHO website.
 
This page provides useful statistics on the age-friendliness of Mid Ulster Local Government District (LGD2014). An infographic showing some of the key statistics for Mid Ulster LGD2014 is also available.
 
Click on theme titles below to obtain an area profile for that subject. The datasets used are shown below each section.
 
Demography
18.6%
of the population
 
1.7%
of the population
 
79.0 years
 
83.5
years
Age 60+ years (2016)
 
Age 85+ years (2016)
 
Life Expectancy - Males (2011-2013)
 
Life Expectancy - Females (2011-2013)
Population
 
On 30 June 2016, the estimated population of Mid Ulster LGD2014 was 145,389, accounting for 7.8% of the Northern Ireland total.
 
18.6% (27,007 people) of the population of Mid Ulster LGD2014 were aged 60+ years. Of those aged 60+ in Mid Ulster LGD2014, 47.0% (12,693 people) were male and 53.0% (14,314 people) were female.
 
1.7% (2,405 people) of the population of Mid Ulster LGD2014 were aged 85+ years. Of those aged 85+ in Mid Ulster LGD2014, 34.3% (826 people) were male and 65.7% (1,579 people) were female.
Projected Population
 
The population of Mid Ulster LGD2014 aged 60+ is expected to rise to 46,415 by 2039. An interactive population pyramid showing population projections by Local Government District (LGD2014) is available to view on NINIS.
 
Deaths
 
There were 12,655 deaths registered for persons aged 65+ years in Northern Ireland in 2015. Of these deaths 27% were to malignant neoplasms, 16% were to respiratory disease and 26% were to circulatory disease.
 
There were 800 deaths registered for persons aged 65+ years in Mid Ulster LGD2014 in 2015. Of these deaths 22% were to malignant neoplasms, 18% were to respiratory disease and 31% were to circulatory disease.
 
In 2015, the median age at death was 80 in Mid Ulster LGD2014; the corresponding figure for Northern Ireland was 80 .
 
Life Expectancy
 
Average life expectancy measures the expected years at birth based on the mortality rates of the period in question. In Northern Ireland, life expectancy at birth for males is 78.1 years and 82.4 years for females. In Mid Ulster LGD2014, life expectancy at birth for males is 79.0 years and 83.5 years for females (Calculated using information aggregated from 2011 to 2013).
 
Mid Ulster LGD2014
 
2006-2008
2007-2009
2008-2010
2009-2011
2010-2012
2011-2013
Life Expectancy - Males (years)
76.1
77.1
77.7
78.3
78.8
79.0
Life Expectancy - Females (years)
81.6
81.9
81.8
82.5
82.8
83.5
 
Excess Winter Deaths
 
In the winter period (December to March) of 2014/15 there were an extra 873 deaths in Northern Ireland, compared to the average for the non-winter periods (previous August to November and the following April to July). The majority (83%) of these deaths were among older people aged aged 75 years and over. Of the 873 deaths, 68 were registered in Mid Ulster LGD2014.
 
The Excess Winter Mortality Index for Mid Ulster LGD2014 was 22.0 compared with 18.0 for Northern Ireland (the number of excess winter deaths divided by the average non-winter deaths expressed as a percentage).
 
Mid Ulster LGD2014
 
2009/10
2010/11
2011/12
2012/13
2013/14
2014/15
Excess Winter Deaths
66
93
18
4
16
68
Excess Winter Mortality Index
23.5
32.6
5.8
1.1
5.2
22
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Deprivation
Deprivation - NIMDM 2010

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.

Ten measures are presented at the Super Output Area (SOA) level: The Multiple Deprivation Measure, seven domains of deprivation and two supplementary income measures for older people and children.

Income Deprivation affecting Older People
 
The Income Deprivation Affecting Older People (IDAOP) counts those aged 60+ living in income deprived households. Within Mid Ulster LGD2014 the most deprived Super Output Area based on the IDAOP measure is Coalisland South, where 90% of older people were income deprived (ranked 10 out of 890 in NI). The least deprived Super Output Area based on the IDAOP measure is COOLHILL, where 22% of older people are income deprived (ranked 719 out of 890 in NI).
 
*1 is the most deprived SOA in Nothern Ireland and 890 the least deprived.
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Outdoor Spaces and Buildings
The outside environment and public buildings have a major impact on the mobility, independence and quality of life of older people.
 
Living Environment Deprivation - Outdoor Physical Environment
 
The Northern Ireland Deprivation Measure 2010 Living Environment Domain - the purpose of this domain is to identify small areas experiencing deprivation in terms of the quality of housing, access to suitable housing and the outdoor physical environment. It comprises three separate sub-domains measuring each of these.

Within
Mid Ulster LGD2014 the most deprived Super Output Area based on the outdoor physical environment sub-domain measure is Ballysaggart (ranked 215 out of 890 in NI) and the least deprived Super Output Area is Swatragh 1 (ranked 881 out of 890 in NI).
 
*1 is the most deprived SOA in Nothern Ireland and 890 the least deprived.
Outdoor Spaces
 
Having green spaces is one of the most commonly mentioned age-friendly features. For its small area, Northern Ireland has a great variety of scenic countryside and although there are no National Parks, large areas of landscape of distinctive character and special scenic value have been designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs). This designation is designed to protect and enhance the qualities of each area and to promote their enjoyment by the public.
 
There are 8 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Northern Ireland as well as Northern Ireland Environment Agency Country Parks and nature reserves.  The boundaries of each AONB within local government district areas can be viewed here.
 
The WHO Outdoor Space and Buildings guide highlights that Services are clustered, located in close proximity to where older people live and can be easily accessed. Locational data including credit unions, dental surgeries, indoor bowling, pharmacies, shopping centres and visitor attractions are available to view on NINIS.
Outdoor Safety

Policing and Community Safety Partnerships (PCSPs) aim to make our community safer by focusing on the policing and community safety issues that matter most in each local council area. Recorded Crime statistics are available on NINIS and show there were 4,615 recorded crime offences in Mid Ulster LGD2014 during 2016/17, which accounted for 4.7% of recorded crime offences in Northern Ireland. An interactive map showing Recorded Crime is available to view on NINIS.
 
‘Violence Against the Person’ offences, where victims are 60+ years old are shown in the table below.
 
Recorded Crime – Victim aged 60+, Local Government District 2014
 
Mid Ulster LGD2014
Financial Year
2012/13
2013/14
2014/15
2015/16
2016/17
Violence against the Person
50
61
80
76
70
Burglary
86
72
81
55
72
Non Vehicle Theft
97
76
84
62
82
Criminal Damage
121
111
117
147
100
Other Offences
44
38
34
34
31
Total
398
358
396
374
355
In 2015/16, 4% of respondents to the Northern Ireland Crime Survey aged 60 and over stated that they were very worried about crime with 74% stating that ‘fear of crime’ has a minimal affect on their life. 7% of respondents in this age group felt unsafe walking alone in their area at night.
Financial Year
Northern Ireland
Percentage of older people (aged 60+) who:
2010/11
2011/12
2012/13
2013/14
2014/15
2015/16
are very worried about crime ($%)
8.4
8.5
7.2
6.8
6.0
4.4
state ‘fear of crime’ has a minimal affect on their quality of life (%)
68.0
64.2
70.2
70.6
67.5
73.6
Feel very unsafe walking alone in their area after dark (%)
13.1
11.9
10.6
10.7
10.1
7.3
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Transportation
Transportation, including accessible and affordable public transport, is a key factor influencing active ageing. It is a theme running through many other age-friendly topics. In particular, being able to move about the community determines social and civic participation and access to community and health services.
80%
 
11
Persons aged 65+ years living in households with access to Car or Van (2011)
 
Persons aged 60+ years killed or seriously injured in Road Traffic Collisions (2016)
Public Transport
 
Concessionary fare scheme 'SmartPass' - Free travel is available to all senior citizens who are 60 years of age or over and who are resident in Northern Ireland. In 2016/17 312,593 smartpasses were held by older people. You can travel anywhere in Northern Ireland on any Translink bus or rail service completely free of charge. You can also enjoy free cross border rail travel. Locational data for bus and rail stations can be accessed via the People and Places theme on NINIS.
 
In Northern Ireland, Dept for Infrastructure (DfI) report that there were 1,361 buses used in 2016/17 as public service vehicles of which 1,079 have an accessibility certificate or low floor access.
 
The Travel Survey 2013-2015 reports that the car is the main mode of transport for those aged 60+ with 63% of journeys made as a car driver for males and 47% for females. In the same period only 3% of journeys were made by Metro and Ulsterbus for males aged 60+ and 4% of journeys by females.
Private Transport'
 
On Census day 2011, there were 16,701 people aged 65+ years in Mid Ulster LGD2014 living in households. 80% of these lived in households with access to a car or van.
 
The Travel Survey for Northern Ireland reports that 36% of adults aged 60+ have difficulty with travel due to physical disability or long-standing health problem.
Road Safety
 
The total number of reported road traffic collision casualties for persons aged 60+ in Northern Ireland in 2016 was 1,169. Of these 168 were killed/seriously injured and a further 1,001 were slightly injured.
 
The total number of reported road traffic collision casualties for persons aged 60+ in Mid Ulster LGD2014 in 2016 was 88. Of these 11 were killed/seriously injured and 77 were slightly injured.
 
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Housing
Housing is essential to safety and well-being. There is a link between appropriate housing and access to community and social services in influencing the independence and quality of life of older people.
 
Households
 
In Northern Ireland on Census day 2011, there were 263,720 people aged 65+ years. Of these, 96% lived in a household and 4% lived in communal establishments. On Census day 2011, there were 17,391 people aged 65+ years living in Mid Ulster LGD2014; 96% lived in a household and 4% lived in communal establishments.
 
Of those 16,701 people aged 65+ years living in households in Mid Ulster LGD2014, 82% lived in households that were owner occupied, 8% in households that were social rented, 5% in households that were private rented and 5% were living rent free. Comparative figures for Northern Ireland (people aged 65+ years) are 77% lived in households that were owner occupied, 14% in households that were social rented, 5% in households that were private rented and 4% were living rent free.
 
On Census day 2011, 4,742 households in Mid Ulster LGD2014 were one person households where the resident was aged 65+ years. 2,698 households were one family houses where all people were aged 65+ years and 271 households were other household types where all residents were aged 65+ years.
 
Sufficient/Adequate Housing
 
Data from the Nothern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE) show that in March 2014, 5,909 applicants aged 60+ years were on the waiting list for housing in Northern Ireland and of these 3,499 (59.2%) were in housing stress.
 
A key objective of the NIHE House Condition Survey (HCS) 2011 was to provide a comprehensive picture of the dwelling stock and its condition in 2011 for NI and each of the 26 District Councils. This survey estimated that 42.0% of households in NI were in fuel poverty. For households where the Household Reference Person (HRP) was aged 60-74 years, 52.0% of households were in fuel poverty rising to 66.3% where the Household Reference Person was aged 75+ years.
 
Note - The definition of a fuel poor household is one needing to spend in excess of 10 per cent of its household income on all fuel use to achieve a satisfactory standard of warmth (21oC in the main living area and 18oC in other occupied rooms; World Health Organisation). Fuel Poverty assesses the ability to meet all domestic energy costs including space and water heating, cooking, lights and appliances.
 
Living Environment Deprivation - Housing Access and Housing Quality
 
The Northern Ireland Deprivation Measure 2010 Living Environment Domain - the purpose of this domain is to identify small areas experiencing deprivation in terms of the quality of housing, access to suitable housing and the outdoor physical environment. It comprises three separate sub-domains measuring these.
 
Within Mid Ulster LGD2014 the most deprived Super Output Area based on the housing quality sub-domain measure is Augher (ranked 20 out of 890 in NI) and the least deprived Super Output Area is Town Parks East 1 (ranked 650 out of 890 in NI).
 
Within Mid Ulster LGD2014 the most deprived Super Output Area based on the housing access sub-domain measure is Ballysaggart (ranked 101 out of 890 in NI) and the least deprived Super Output Area is Ardboe (ranked 883 out of 890 in NI).
 
*1 is the most deprived SOA in Nothern Ireland and 890 the least deprived.
 
Affordable Housing
 
The Standardised Price of Residential Properties sold between April and June 2017 (Q2 2017) for Mid Ulster LGD2014 was £129,888. The standardised price across Northern Ireland in Q2 2017 ranged from £109,939 in Derry and Strabane district to £154,704 in Lisburn and Castlereagh district. Standardised prices and a price index for each LGD2014 can be found in the Northern Ireland Residential Property Price Index detailed statistics.
 
In 2013/14, the Disabled Facilities Grant, to improve the home of a person with a disability, was approved for 658 applicants aged 60 or over in Northern Ireland.
Note: This grant is to help to improve the home of a person with a disability, and may be based on the recommendation of an occupational therapist.
 
At June 2016, there were 2,070 Housing Benefit claimants aged 50-64 years and 1,810 Housing Benefit claimants aged 65+ years in Mid Ulster LGD2014. An interactive map of Housing Benefit is available to view on NINIS.
 
Adaptation of Accomodation
On Census day 2011, there were 16,701 people aged 65+ years in Mid Ulster LGD2014 living in households:
  • 8.6% lived in households that had been adapted or designed for wheelchair use (NI: 7.1%)
  • 0.4% lived in households that had been adapted or designed for visual difficulties (NI: 0.5%)
  • 0.8% lived in households that had been adapted or designed for hearing difficulties (NI: 1.2%)
  • 12.6% lived in households that had been adapted or designed for other physical or mobility issues (NI: 12.4%)
  • 0.2% lived in households that had been adapted or designed for other circumstances (NI: 0.4%); and
  • 80.2% lived in households that had no adaptation (NI: 81.5%)
     
Note - Household accommodation that has been adapted or designed for one or more of the following; wheelchair, visual, hearing, other physical or mobility difficulties - Percentages may not sum to 100% as there may be more than one type of adaptation per household.
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Social Participation
Social participation and social support are strongly connected to good health and well-being throughout life. Participating in leisure, social, cultural and spiritual activities in the community, as well as with the family, allows older people to continue to exercise their competence, to enjoy respect and esteem, and to maintain or establish supportive and caring relationships.

Events and Activities
 
The Department for Communities (DfC) is responsible for questions included on the Continuous Household Survey on engagement in culture, arts and sport. Analysis of these questions for 2015/16 shows that of those aged 60 and over, there were:
 
 
  • 28% who participated in sport;
  • 29% who participated in arts activities;
  • 59% who attended arts events;
  • 20% who used the public library service; and
  • 35% who visited a museum or science centre
    all during the year prior to being asked.
 
The factors which appear consistently as having the most influence on an older persons engagement across the culture, arts and leisure areas are their level of educational attainment, i.e. having a degree or higher qualification; their socio-economic classification, i.e. classified as being in managerial and professional occupations; and their use of the internet.
Marriages
 
There were 704 marriages registered in Mid Ulster LGD2014 in 2015. Analysis by age shows that 9 males and 2 females aged 60+ years were married in Mid Ulster LGD2014 in 2015. An interactive map of Marriages by age and sex is available to view on NINIS.
 
Marital Status
 
On Census day 2011, there were 17,391 people aged 65+ years living in Mid Ulster LGD2014. 11.5% of these were single, 54.2% were married or in a same sex civil partnership and 34.3% were widowed or surviving partner of a same sex civil partnership/separated/divorced or formerly in a same-sex civil partnership which is now legally dissolved.
Sources/Datasets used: Older people and engagement in culture, arts and leisure 2015, DfC; Marriages by age and sex (administrative geographies), Marriages by age and sex Interactive Map, NISRA Demographic Statistics; Marital and Civil Partnership Status by Age CT0105NI, NISRA Census Office
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Respect and Social Inclusion
The respect and social inclusion of older people depend on more than societal change: factors such as culture, gender, health status and economic status play a large role. The extent to which older people participate in the social, civic and economic life of the community is also closely linked to their experience of inclusion.
 
Respect
 
When respondents of the 2014 Northern Ireland Life and Times (NILT) Survey were asked if they think that older people are, on the whole, treated better or worse than people in the general population because of their age, NILT respondents had mixed views. One fifth of people (22%) thought that older people are treated better than others. Similar proportions thought that older people are treated the same as (36%), or worse than (37%), the general population. People aged 75 years or over were the group most likely to think that older people are treated better (28%) than others. Nearly four out of ten respondents (37%) thought that, as they get older, they find that people treat them with more respect. A similar proportion (39%) said that people treated them about the same, whilst around one in five (22%) thought that people treated them with less respect.
 
Social Inclusion
 
On Census day 2011, 4,742 households in Mid Ulster LGD2014 were one person households where the resident was aged 65+ years.
 
AgeNI is the leading charity for older people in Northern Ireland. Age NI has helped build an infrastructure of 11 Networks bringing together older people’s groups across NI to strengthen the regional voice of older people and support them to influence important decisions on local policy and services. More information on the 11 sub-regional networks can be found on the AgeNI Website
 
The Executive Office involved older people and their representative groups in the development and implementation of the Active Ageing Strategy and Action Plan.
 
The Northern Ireland Pensioners Parliament was launched in 2011 and allows older people from across Northern Ireland to have their say on the issues that matter to them. The parliament reaches out to give older people a chance to make their voice heard on issues that affect them and also provides a vehicle to make older people more aware of key information and practical advice on support services in their own areas, including information on health, benefits, transport and community safety. Over 1,100 NI Pensioners Parliament surveys were completed between January and April 2014. The results of the survey in each county set the agenda for the discussion and expert panels at each local parliament. Almost 500 pensioners attended the seven local parliaments which were held across Northern Ireland between February and April 2014. There was a parliament held in each county and an additional one in Belfast. The host towns and cities for 2014 were Belfast, Enniskillen, Newry, Larne, Craigavon, Magherafelt and Omagh.
 
2015 saw a new development for the Parliament - the hosting of themed parliaments on specific topics. These allowed for more in-depth discussion and debate on one exclusive topic.
 
In 2016, surveys conducted at local parliaments raised the following concerns by older people:
  • Access to Health and Social Care 69.3%
  • Transport 50.6%
  • Keeping Warm in winter/Energy prices 49.3%
  • Fear of Crime 48.2%
 
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Civic Participation and Employment
Older people do not stop contributing to their communities on retirement. Many continue to provide unpaid and voluntary work for their families and communities. In some areas, economic circumstances force older people to take paid work long after they should have retired. An age-friendly community provides options for older people to continue to contribute to their communities, through paid employment or voluntary work if they so choose, and to be engaged in the political process.
Civic Participation

Carer's Allowance is a benefit for people who care for someone with a severe disability.
850 males and 1,140 females aged 65+ years living in Mid Ulster LGD2014 claimed Carers Allowance in 2016.
 
In 2011, 9.5% of those aged 65+ years in Mid Ulster LGD2014 undertook voluntary work without pay. The corresponding figure for those aged 65+ years in Northern Ireland was 10.7%.
 
In 2011, 10.9% of those aged 65+ years in Mid Ulster LGD2014 provided unpaid care. The corresponding figure for those aged 65+ years in Northern Ireland was 12.3%.
 
Training and Employment
 
In 2016/17 there were a total of 27 teachers aged over 60 in Mid Ulster accounting for 1.6% of all teachers in Mid Ulster.
 
In the 2015/16 academic year, there were 35 enrolments aged 60+ years from Mid Ulster LGD2014 at UK Higher Education Institutions. In the same year, there were 77 enrolments for those aged 60+ years from Mid Ulster LGD2014 on a regulated course in Northern Ireland Further Education Institutions.
 
There were a total of 16 starts on the Steps to Success employment programme between October and December 2014 for participants aged 60+ years in Mid Ulster LGD2014 on the programme.
 
Note the Steps 2 Success programme was introduced across Northern Ireland on 20 October 2014. It replaced the Steps to Work programme which stopped taking referrals on 30th May 2014. For further information see the DEL website.
 
On Census Day 2011, 11.7% (2,035) of those aged 65 + years in Mid Ulster LGD2014 were economically active and 88.3% (15,356) economically inactive. Of those who were economically active , 490 work full-time, 414 work part-time, 1,100 were self-employed and 31 were unemployed.
 
Of the 1,329 NICS staff who were aged 60+, 53 had a home address of Mid Ulster LGD2014 and 38 worked in a Mid Ulster LGD2014 location.
Qualifications
 
In Mid Ulster LGD2014 on Census day 2011, there were 17,391 people aged 65+ years. Of these, 11.1% had achieved Level 4 or higher qualifications, while 73.4% had no qualifications. In Northern Ireland, 63.7% of people aged 65+ years had no qualifications.
 
Benefits
 
In February 2016, 20,340 people living in Mid Ulster LGD2014 were claiming retirement pension, 8,750 males aged 65+ and 11,590 females aged 60+. An interactive map showing Retirement Pension data is available to view on NINIS. In the same year 6,870 living in Mid Ulster LGD2014 received pension credit.
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Communication and Information
Staying connected with events and people and getting timely, practical information to manage life and meet personal needs is vital for active ageing.
71.0%
Persons aged 65+ who had never accessed the Internet (2016)
Access to the Internet
 
Libraries have access to computers and the Internet for free or at very cheap rates. Locational information on libraries is available to view on NINIS. LibrariesNI, in partnership with Business in the Community, NI Direct Digital Inclusion Unit of the Department of Finance and Personnel, hold free annual IT taster sessions for the over 50s in a number of selected libraries across Northern Ireland on Silver Surfers' Day. This covers creating an e-mail account, using e-mail and browsing the internet.
 
There are 98 libraries in Northern Ireland - 7 of these are located in Mid Ulster LGD2014.
 
Figures from the Labour Force Survey from January-December 2016 , reveal that 71% of people aged 65 years and over living in Mid Ulster LGD2014 have never accessed the Internet. This compares to a Northern Ireland figure of 53%.
Sources/Datasets used: Library Locations, LibrariesNI; Internet Use by age and council area (administrative geographies), NISRA Economic & Labour Market Statistics
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Community and Health Services
Health and support services are vital to maintaining health and independence in the community.
20.0%
 
39.4%
 
28.9%
 
18.0%
Long-term deafness or partial hearing loss: 65+ years (2011)
 
Long-term mobility or dexterity difficulty: 65+ years) (2011)
 
Long-term pain or discomfort: 65+ years (2011)
 
Long-term shortness of breath or difficulty breathing: 65+ years (2011)
Community Care

In
Northern Ireland, 1,945 people aged 65+ received a meals service in 2016.

In 2016, there were 194 residential homes in
Northern Ireland and on average there were 1,125 statutory and 2,980 independent places available (does not include residential places in nursing homes).
In 2016, there were 257 nursing homes in Northern Ireland and on average there were 25 statutory places, 5,916 independent places and 4,751 dual registered places available (includes dual registered homes but refers to nursing places only).
 
The number of clients receiving intensive domiciliary care in the Northern Ireland in 2016 was 8,752 with 82% of these aged 65 years and over.
Note: Intensive domiciliary is defined as 6 or more visits and more than 10 contact hours, as recorded during the survey week.
 
Health Services
 
In 2016/17 there were 151,694 people registered with a GP Practice (QOF Framework) in Mid Ulster LGD2014. The list size for those aged 50+ years in Mid Ulster LGD2014 was 45,325.
 
Some of the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) registers are for diseases that tend to affect an older population. There were 864 people on the Dementia Register (all ages) and 384 people on the Osteoporosis Register (aged 50+ years) living in Mid Ulster LGD2014.
 
Locational data on GP surgeries, Dentists, Opticians and fitness centres is available to view on NINIS.
General Health
 
On Census Day 2011, there were 17,391 people aged 65+ years living in Mid Ulster LGD2014. 41.8% stated they had very good or good health, 43.6% had fair health and the remaining 14.6% had bad or very bad health.
 
12,475 (71.7%) of those aged 65+ years were living with a long-term health condition:
  • 3,483 (20.0%) had deafness or partial hearing loss
  • 1,169 (6.7%) had blindness or partial sight loss
  • 658 (3.8%) had a communication difficulty
  • 6,855 (39.4%) had a mobility or dexterity difficulty
  • 219 (1.3%) had a learning, intellectual, social or behavioural difficulty
  • 1,130 (6.5%) had an emotional, pychological or mental health condition
  • 5,027 (28.9%) had long-term pain or discomfort
  • 3,138 (18.0%) had shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • 1,360 (7.8%) had frequent periods of confusion or memory loss
  • 3,708 (21.3%) had a chronic illness
  • 1,708 (9.8%) had other conditions
 
Note - Percentages may not sum to 100% as a person may have more than one condition.
 
Of the 16,701 people aged 65+ years living in households in Mid Ulster LGD2014, 36.4% said that their day-to-day activites were limited a lot, 25.1% a little and 38.5% were not limited.
 
Health Survey
 
  • The 2015/16 Health Survey for Northern Ireland revealed that 41% of those aged 65-74 in Northern Ireland were overweight, a further 29% were obese. For those aged 75+ years, 43% were overweight, with a further 25% obese.
  • 16% of males and 14% of females aged 60+ years in Northern Ireland were smokers.
  • In 2013/14 over half (53%) of respondents aged 65-74 years in Northern Ireland undertook less than 30 mins of exercise per day. This rose to almost three quarters (74%) of those aged 75+ years.
  • 16% of males and 8% of females aged 65-74 years in Northern Ireland drank above recommended weekly limits. For those aged 75 and over 11% of males and 3% of females drank above recommended weekly limits.
 
Proximity to Services
 
The Northern Ireland Deprivation Measure 2010 Proximity to Services Domain - the purpose of this domain is to measure the extent to which people have poor geographical access to key services, including statutory and general services. The average time in minutes to travel to a service from a given Output Area was calculated and results are available on NINIS. The summary table below shows that the maximum time to travel to a service from an Output Area was between three and 10 minutes for key health services.

Within
Mid Ulster LGD2014 the most deprived Output Area (OA) based on the proximity to services domain measure is 95KK030003 within Dunnamore SOA (ranked 14 out of 5,022 in NI) and the least deprived Output Area is 95OO180001 within Killymeal SOA (ranked 4109 out of 5,022 in NI).
 
*1 is the most deprived OA in Nothern Ireland and 5,022 the least deprived.
 
 
 
Travel Time to:
 
Max travel time for Output Areas within Mid Ulster LGD2014(minutes)
 
Min travel time for Output Areas Mid Ulster LGD2014 (minutes)
 
GP premises
15.22
0.22
Accident and Emergency hospital
50.39
14.82
Dentist
18.42
0.19
Pharmacist
14.9
0.22
Optician
18.42
0.22
Health Related Benefits
 
There were 3,920 Attendance Allowance recipients aged 65+ years in Mid Ulster LGD2014 in 2016. Attendance Allowance is a tax-free benefit paid to people, aged 65+ years, who need help with their personal care because of an illness or disability. An interactive map showing Attendance Allowance data is available to view on NINIS.
 
There were 15,950 Disability Living Allowance recipients in Mid Ulster LGD2014. An interactive map showing Disability Living Allowance data is available to view on NINIS.
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Profile last updated September 2017
 
 
Making Life Better Profile for the Mid Ulster Local Government District
"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 Mid Ulster Local Government District. 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 Mid Ulster LGD at 30 June 2016 was 145,389, which accounts for 7.8% of the Northern Ireland Population. Within Mid Ulster LGD, 23.1% were aged under 16 years and 13.9% were aged 65 and over.
 
Between 2006 and 2016 the population of Mid Ulster LGD increased by 17,727 people or 13.9%.
Mid Ulster (LGD), 2016
 
Age
 
0-4
5-10
11-15
16-25
26-39
40-64
65-74
75-84
85+
All
Population
10,944
13,063
9,524
18,758
28,792
44,161
11,366
6,376
2,405
145,389
% of Population
7.5
9.0
6.6
12.9
19.8
30.4
7.8
4.4
1.7
100
Northern Ireland, 2016
 
Age
 
0-4
5-10
11-15
16-25
26-39
40-64
65-74
75-84
85+
All
Population
124,769
150,995
112,237
239,435
342,722
594,224
166,059
95,235
36,461
1,862,137
% of Population
6.7
8.1
6.0
12.9
18.4
31.9
8.9
5.1
2.0
100
 
Age
 
0-4
5-10
11-15
16-25
26-39
40-64
65-74
75-84
85+
All
2006
9,073
11,146
9,944
18,939
26,346
36,817
8,408
5,275
1,714
127,662
2007
9,480
11,260
9,914
19,535
27,280
37,886
8,603
5,360
1,770
131,088
2008
9,929
11,217
9,882
19,841
27,809
38,825
8,863
5,363
1,866
133,595
2009
10,233
11,190
9,913
19,831
28,083
39,627
9,153
5,455
1,923
135,408
2010
10,506
11,264
9,878
19,739
28,334
40,382
9,536
5,545
2,037
137,221
2011
10,814
11,418
9,818
19,809
28,387
41,218
9,824
5,651
2,072
139,011
2012
10,830
11,689
9,763
19,615
28,469
41,845
10,231
5,790
2,125
140,357
2013
10,999
12,009
9,658
19,217
28,383
42,391
10,592
5,914
2,166
141,329
2014
11,038
12,413
9,544
19,182
28,507
43,098
10,821
6,054
2,238
142,895
2015
10,921
12,772
9,430
19,054
28,592
43,621
11,078
6,192
2,342
144,002
2016
10,944
13,063
9,524
18,758
28,792
44,161
11,366
6,376
2,405
145,389
2015-2016
Population Change %
0.2
2.3
1.0
-1.6
0.7
1.2
2.6
3.0
2.7
1.0
2006-2016
Population Change %
20.6
17.2
-4.2
-1.0
9.3
19.9
35.2
20.9
40.3
13.9
Population Projections
 
The population of Mid Ulster LGD is projected to increase to 160,079 by mid 2026.
 
Age
 
0-4
5-10
11-15
16-25
26-39
40-64
65-74
75-84
85+
All
Population
10,779
13,377
11,307
19,509
29,468
48,678
13,866
9,166
3,929
160,079
% of Population
6.7
8.4
7.1
12.2
18.4
30.4
8.7
5.7
2.5
100
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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 2011-2013 was 78.1 years, and for females is 82.4 years. Life expectancy for males in Mid Ulster LGD for 2011-2013 was 79.0 years, and for females is 83.5 years.
  • The Standardised Death Rate (all causes) for Mid Ulster for the period 2010-2014 was 1,008.4.
  • In Mid Ulster there were a total of 980 deaths in 2015. The total in Northern Ireland was 15,548.
NI
2011-2013
78.1
82.4
 
Mid Ulster LGD
 
2007-2009
2008-2010
2009-2011
2010-2012
2011-2013
Life Expectancy - Males
77.2
77.8
78.3
78.9
79.0
Life Expectancy - Females
82.0
82.0
82.6
82.9
83.5
 
Mid Ulster LGD
 
2004-2008
2005-2009
2006-2010
2007-2011
2008-2012
2009-2013
2010-2014
Standardised Death Rate - All causes
1,195.4
1,173.2
1,135.8
1,100.9
1,067.1
1,028.6
1,008.4
Standardised Death Rate - Amenable
170.8
158.9
148.5
143.0
134.8
126.5
120.9
Standardised Death Rate - Preventable
248.7
239.6
222.6
210.5
201.3
189.4
182.8
Standardised Death Rate - Avoidable
299.2
286.8
266.3
252.5
240.7
226.3
220.6
NI
2010-2014
1,047.8
132.0
211.5
251.0
 
Mid Ulster LGD
 
2004-2008
2005-2009
2006-2010
2007-2011
2008-2012
Standardised Cancer Death Rate
282.5
284.7
284.6
279.1
275.5
Standardised Circulatory Death Rate
456.4
436.1
418.4
388.6
364.4
Standardised Respiratory Death Rate
170.9
171.4
163.4
164.4
162.5
NI
2008-2012
291.6
334.0
156.4
 
Mid Ulster LGD
 
2008-2010
2009-2011
2010-2012
2011-2013
2012-2014
Potential Years of Life Lost - Males
10.0
9.7
9.0
7.3
8.7
Potential Years of Life Lost - Females
7.2
6.6
6.2
5.7
5.7
NI
2012-2014
10.1
7.0
 
Mid Ulster LGD
 
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
No. of Deaths
1,000
913
935
934
926
939
947
980
NI
2015
15,548
 
Mid Ulster LGD
 
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
No. of Deaths
1,000
913
935
934
926
939
947
980
Deaths due to Malignant Neoplasms (%)
25.1
28.7
26.8
27.1
26.5
26.9
27.5
23.3
Deaths due to Circulatory Diseases (%)
35.0
32.2
35.1
30.1
31.5
28.9
29.9
28.7
Deaths due to Respiratory Diseases (%)
14.7
14.2
12.5
13.5
16.0
13.6
11.6
15.2
Deaths due to External Causes (%)
6.5
5.0
5.5
6.2
5.0
5.1
5.7
5.2
Deaths due to Suicide(%)
2.0
2.4
1.5
2.0
1.3
1.8
2.3
1.5
NI
2015
15,548
28.0
24.3
14.4
5.0
2.0
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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 2010-2014, the infant mortality rate in Mid Ulster LGD was 3.6 compared with 4.6 in Northern Ireland.
     
  • In 2015, 10.6% of expectant mothers in Mid Ulster LGD smoked during pregnancy compared to 14.1% in Northern Ireland.
     
  • In 2015, 45.8% of mothers in Mid Ulster LGD discharged from hospital were breastfeeding, including those partially breastfeeding and those breastfeeding only. This compared with 45.8% overall in Northern Ireland.
     
  • In 2012/13 Academic Year, 79.4% of primary pupils in Mid Ulster LGD 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.
     
  • In 2015/16 Academic Year, 66.0% of school leavers in Mid Ulster LGD achieved at least 5 GCSEs at A*-C or equivalent, including GCSE English and Maths. This compared with 67.7% overall in Northern Ireland.
 
Mid Ulster LGD
 
2004-2008
2005-2009
2006-2010
2007-2011
2008-2012
2009-2013
2010-2014
Infant Mortality Rate
3.7
4.1
3.9
3.7
3.6
3.8
3.6
NI
2010-2014
4.6
 
Mid Ulster LGD