There has been no change in the proportion of Catholics in NI’s fifth largest borough as the denomination still makes up 72% of the population.
The total number of residents has risen by 2.1% to 150,756 with an almost even gender split — 49% male and 51% female.
However the proportion of people identifying as Irish has jumped six percentage points to 54%, coupled with a 10% spike in Irish passport holders who now make up 48% of all residents.
UK passport holders account for 29% of people.
Just 3% have both.
A two point drop in the Protestant population means they now only account for 23% of residents.
But a combined 38% of people still identify as British (17%), Northern Irish (18%) or both (3%).
Those with no religion make up 4% of residents which is twice as many as in 2011.
Fermanagh and Omagh
Even Northern Ireland’s smallest district has seen a reduction in its Protestant population, which fell slightly to 31%.
Meanwhile the proportion of Catholics has remained at 64%.
Some 34% of residents hold a UK passport, while 37% prefer an Irish one, and 5% have both.
The proportion of people identifying as British has fallen from 29% to 23%.
Those who consider themselves to be Northern Irish also fell — to 22%.
The proportion of those who claim both identities increased slightly to 4%.
Twice as many residents claim to have some level of Ulster Scots (8%) compare to 2011 with 18% having familiarity with Irish.
Those of no religion now account for 4% of residents in the district which has a perfectly balanced gender divide among its 116,812.
It might rank as the sixth smallest borough, but it is also one of the most diverse with 9% of residents born outside NI.
A total of 11% have a foreign national identity.
Among the residents scattered throughout 54,005 households, 8% do not use English as their main language and 4% have a non-white ethnicity.
However 46% claim heritage that is British, Northern Irish or both.
It marks a combined decline of 9%, with a growing proportion of people identifying as Irish which has climbed to 41%.
The proportion of Catholics rose slightly to 65% and while the share of Protestants dropped to 30%.
The proportion of people with no religion has doubled to 4% of the population, which has exploded by 8.4%.
It now stands at 150,293 with a 50/50 gender divide.
A fifth of people have knowledge of Irish with 9% familiar with Ulster Scots.
Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon
The second biggest borough is also one of NI’s diversity hotspots with 9% of residents born outside of the UK and Ireland.
A 1 th now have a national identity that is foreign.
It means 7% of the population do not speak English as their main language.
A third of residents consider themselves British and 26% Irish.
However a further 27% see themselves as Northern Irish, British or both.
Catholics account for 44% residents with 47% from a Protestant background.
Those with no faith now make up 8% of the population.
Just 25% of people have an Irish passport only while 46% hold a UK passport — 5% have both.
A 10 th of residents have some level of Ulster Scots with 12% claiming some knowledge of the Irish language.
It’s population has grown by 9.5% to 218,656.
It splits evenly along gender lines with a 50/50 ratio of males and females.
Newry, Mourne and Down
The Catholic population remains at 72% in NI’s third largest borough. However the proportion of people identifying exclusively as Irish has risen.
It now stands at just 47% compared to 41% a decade ago.
Protestants account for just over a fifth (22%) of residents in all 68,397 households, marking a slight drop, while 5% of people have no religion.
The proportion of people with knowledge of Ulster Scots has almost doubled to 7%.
Meanwhile 19% claim to have some level of Irish.
The gap between those who identify as Irish (47%) and those who see themselves as British, Northern Irish or both (42%) is 5%.
Females now outnumber males following a slight shift in demographics moving from 50/50 to 51% and 49% respectively.
The population size has also soared by 6.1% to 182,074.
The proportion of those born outside the UK and Ireland is 5%.
Lisburn and Castlereagh
Despite a population explosion of 10.6% and an even bigger increase in the number of households — up 14% to 60,147 — the district ranks as the fifth smallest.
Males outnumber females by 2% with a 51/49 split among all 149,106 residents.
The proportion of Catholics has risen from 24% to 27%, although only16% of residents identify as exclusively Irish.
The proportion of Irish passport holders only is also 16%.
UK passport holders make up 60% of the population with 8% possessing both.
While the proportion of Protestants has fallen to 58% (down 9%) a total of 41% still identify as British.
A further 21% see themselves as Northern Irish and 11% as both.
The share of residents who are able to speak at least some Irish and Ulster Scots has grown by 2%.
It now stands at 7% and 9% respectively.
English is the main language for 97% of people with 3% using another tongue.
North Down and Ards
The fourth largest borough is made up of 70,455 households.
The proportion of Protestant residents stands at 68% which marks a decrease of 7%.
Meanwhile the proportion of Catholics has increased by 1% to 14%.
A total of 17% of residents state they have no religion at all.
While British passport holders account for 67% of the population, only 48% of people identify as exclusively British.
However, a further 22% consider themselves Northern Irish and 14% both.
Despite 8% of people holding only an Irish passport, just 6% identify as exclusively Irish — 1% claim dual nationality.
The ethnic make-up remains predominantly white (98%) with 2% other — however 5% of residents were born outside the UK.
Females (51%) outnumber males (49%) by a slim margin of 2% among the population of 63,659 which is up 4.5% since 2011.
Antrim and Newtownabbey
The proportion of Catholics increased slightly to 31% in Northern Ireland’s fourth smallest borough.
Meanwhile the Protestant population shrank by 6% to 55%.
However a total of 73% still consider themselves to be British, Northern Irish or both standing at 41%, 21% and 11% respectively.
Just 17% identifying as exclusively Irish.
The proportion of people with some degree of proficiency in Ulster Scots has jumped to 12%, marking a 3% rise.
That’s more than the proportion of people with at least some knowledge of Irish which rose from 7% to 8%.
When it comes to citizenship 59% of residents hold a British passport while Irish is the preference for 16% of people — a further 6% have both.
The population has grown by 5.1% to 145,661 with males accounting for 49% of residents and females 51%.
Mid and East Antrim
The Protestant population is dwindling in NI’s second smallest district and now stands at 67%.
It marks a 6% decline.
However the proportion of Catholics has only risen by a fraction to 20%.
Meanwhile the borough’s share of atheists has almost doubled to 12%.
Despite the shift in religious attitudes a total of 82% still identify as British, Northern Irish or both.
Just 8% see themselves as solely Irish which is an 1% increase.
Similarly, just 9% of residents in all 58,283 households have only an Irish passport.
The overall population now stands at 138,994 which is up 2.7%.
A fifth claim to have some knowledge of Ulster Scots whereas only 5% are familiar with Irish.
Males make up 49% of all residents female 51%.
Presbyterians are in decline with 32% of people now subscribing to the denomination marking a 5% fall.
Causeway Coast and Glens
The number of people living in NI’s third smallest district might have only increased by a margin of 0.6%, but there has still been a major shift in demographics.
The proportion of people with a solely British identity dropped to 38% marking a decrease of 8%.
Meanwhile the share of residents who consider themselves Irish jumped to 22% — up 3%.
The proportion of those identifying as Northern Irish remains at 23% however 9% say they are British and Northern Irish which marks a 3% jump from 6%.
Nearly a fifth claim to have knowledge of Ulster Scots.
That’s twice as many as the 10% who know at least some Irish.
Catholics still make up 40% of the 141,746 people in the population.
However Protestants have dwindled from 55% to 51% with the proportion of atheists doubling to 8%.
There is a slight gender imbalance with males accounting for 49% and females 51% of all residents.