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Census 2021

Overview

The population of Newry, Mourne and Down was 182,074 at the time of the 2021 Census, which made it the 3rd largest area. An increase of 6.1% since the 2011 Census.
Population is based on the number of usual residents. A usual resident is anyone who, on 21 March 2021 is in the UK, and staying in the UK for a period of 3 months or more; or has a permanent UK address and is outside the UK and is staying outside the UK for less than 12 months. Statistical bulletins
182,074
A household is either one person living alone or a group of people living at the same address who share cooking facilities and share a living room, sitting room or dining area. Statistical bulletins
68,397
A grouping of ages where a person’s age is their age at their last birthday on or prior to census day. Statistical bulletins
0-14 years 21%
15-39 years 30%
40-64 years 32%
65+ years 17%
Sex
  • Females 51%
  • Males 49%
The number of usual residents in the household. Statistical bulletins
  • 1 person 27%
  • 2 people 28%
  • 3 people 17%
  • 4 people 15%
  • 5 or more people 13%

Country of Birth and Nationality Statistics Newry, Mourne and Down - Census 2021

The country in which a person was born. Statistical bulletins
  • Northern Ireland 87%
  • England 4%
  • Scotland <1%
  • Wales <1%
  • Republic of Ireland 4%
  • Other countries 5%
Passport or passports that an individual holds. Statistical bulletins
  • UK only 31%
  • Ireland only 42%
  • UK & Ireland 5%
  • Other passport(s) 5%
  • No passport 16%
The nationality or nationalities that the person identifies with. Statistical bulletins
  • British only 17%
  • Irish only 47%
  • Northern Irish only 21%
  • British & Irish only <1%
  • British & Northern Irish only 4%
  • Irish & Northern Irish only 3%
  • British, Irish & Northern Irish only 1%
  • Other national identities 6%

Language Statistics Newry, Mourne and Down - Census 2021

Person's main language as declared in the Census. Statistics for all language questions are restricted to persons aged 3 and over. Statistical bulletins
  • English 96%
  • Other languages 4%
A person has some ability in Irish if they can understand, speak, read or write Irish. Statistics for all language questions are restricted to persons aged 3 and over. Statistical bulletins
  • No ability in Irish 81%
  • Some ability in Irish 19%
A person has some ability in Ulster-Scots if they can understand, speak, read or write Ulster-Scots. Statistics for all language questions are restricted to persons aged 3 and over. Statistical bulletins
  • No ability in Ulster-Scots 93%
  • Some ability in Ulster-Scots 7%

Religion and Ethnicity Statistics Newry, Mourne and Down - Census 2021

Religion, religious denomination or body the person indicated they belong to. Statistical bulletins
  • Catholic 68%
  • Presbyterian 9%
  • Church of Ireland 5%
  • Methodist <1%
  • Other Christian religions 4%
  • Other religions <1%
  • No religion/Not stated 12%
The religious group the person belongs to or for people with no current religion their religious group of upbringing. People with no current religion and no religion of upbringing are labelled 'None'. Statistical bulletins
  • Catholic 72%
  • Protestant & other Christian religions 22%
  • Other religions <1%
  • None 5%
Person’s ethnic group as declared in the Census. Statistical bulletins
  • White 98%
  • Other ethnic groups 2%

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