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Census 2021

Overview

The population of Ards and North Down was 163,659 at the time of the 2021 Census, which made it the 4th largest area. An increase of 4.5% 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
163,659
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
70,445
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 17%
15-39 years 27%
40-64 years 34%
65+ years 22%
Sex
  • Females 51%
  • Males 49%
The number of usual residents in the household. Statistical bulletins
  • 1 person 31%
  • 2 people 35%
  • 3 people 15%
  • 4 people 13%
  • 5 or more people 6%

Country of Birth and Nationality Statistics Ards and North Down - Census 2021

The country in which a person was born. Statistical bulletins
  • Northern Ireland 87%
  • England 6%
  • Scotland 1%
  • Wales <1%
  • Republic of Ireland 1%
  • Other countries 5%
Passport or passports that an individual holds. Statistical bulletins
  • UK only 67%
  • Ireland only 8%
  • UK & Ireland 8%
  • Other passport(s) 3%
  • No passport 13%
The nationality or nationalities that the person identifies with. Statistical bulletins
  • British only 48%
  • Irish only 6%
  • Northern Irish only 22%
  • British & Irish only <1%
  • British & Northern Irish only 14%
  • Irish & Northern Irish only <1%
  • British, Irish & Northern Irish only 3%
  • Other national identities 6%

Language Statistics Ards and North 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 98%
  • Other languages 2%
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 97%
  • Some ability in Irish 3%
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 88%
  • Some ability in Ulster-Scots 12%

Religion and Ethnicity Statistics Ards and North Down - Census 2021

Religion, religious denomination or body the person indicated they belong to. Statistical bulletins
  • Catholic 11%
  • Presbyterian 29%
  • Church of Ireland 14%
  • Methodist 4%
  • Other Christian religions 10%
  • Other religions 1%
  • No religion/Not stated 32%
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 14%
  • Protestant & other Christian religions 68%
  • Other religions 1%
  • None 17%
Person’s ethnic group as declared in the Census. Statistical bulletins
  • White 98%
  • Other ethnic groups 2%

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