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Local Government Boundaries Commissioner
Final Recommendations, 1992

Population and Electorate of Local Government Districts

District


Area (km2) [1]


Population (to nearest 100) [2]

Electorate [3]

No. of Wards

Average Ward Electorate

1991

Increase/ Decrease

1984

 

1992

1984

1992

Antrim

577.9

44,300

29,937

+ 2,889

19

19

1,424

1,576

Ards

380.7

64,000

48,467

+ 7,421

20

+3

23

2,052

2,107

Armagh

671.3

51,300

35,997

+ 2,394

22

22

1,527

1,636

Ballymena

632.0

55,900

41,841

+ 3,962

23

+1

24

1,647

1,743

Ballymoney

418.6

24,100

17,457

+ 1,706

16

16

984

1,091

Banbridge

452.5

35,300 *

26,402

+ 4,656

15

+2

17

1,450

1,553

Belfast

114.9

281,000

210,712

- 15,925

51

51

4,444

4,132

Carrickfergus

81.9

32,300

23,969

+ 3,977

15

+2

17

1,333

1,410

Castlereagh

85.0

60,700

47,350

+ 2,662

21

+2

23

2,128

2,059

Coleraine

485.6

51,100

36,756

+ 3,904

21

+1

22

1,564

1,671

Cookstown

621.7

30,900

21,479

+ 1,906

16

16

1,223

1,342

Craigavon

378.2

74,300 *

53,873

+ 4,854

26

26

1,885

2,072

Derry

387.4

94,700

62,326

+ 6,873

30

30

1,848

2,078

Down

649.5

57,500

39,905

+ 4,914

23

23

1,521

1,735

Dungannon

783.2

45,400

32,054

+ 1,728

22

22

1,378

1,457

Fermanagh

1876.8

54,300

38,601

+ 1,185

23

23

1,627

1,678

Larne

336.5

29,300

22,107

+ 1,901

15

15

1,347

1,474

Limavady

586.3

29,100

18,983

+ 2,887

15

15

1,073

1,266

Lisburn

446.7

98,900 *

68,451

+ 11,654

28

+2

30

2,028

2,282

Magherafelt

572.4

35,900

25,288

+ 2,643

15

+1

16

1,510

1,581

Moyle

494.4

14,600

10,439

+ 709

15

15

649

696

Newry & Mourne

903.2

80,000 *

55,974

+ 5,295

30

30

1,689

1,866

Newtownabbey

150.7

73,700

54,624

+ 2,966

25

25

2,066

2,185

North Down

81.6

70,100

53,780

+ 7,028

24

+1

25

1,948

2,151

Omagh

1129.9

45,600

30,611

+ 1,948

21

21

1,365

1,458

Strabane

861.6

35,700

25,234

+ 2,421

15

+1

16

1,521

1,577

*

Figures estimated on the basis of the recommended district council boundaries.

1

Areas supplied by Director of Ordance Survey for Northern Ireland.

2

1991 Census preliminary results.

3

Figures taken from 1991 Register of Electors

 

Source: Review of Local Government Boundaries. Report by The Local Government Boundaries Commissioner Dr. M N Hayes. Belfast: HMSO, 1992.


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