Belfast Factsheet

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Area

  • Area 640km2
  • Local Authorities Belfast, Lisburn and Castlereagh

Business and innovation

  • Business Churn Rate (%) 2016 -0.67 (2/62)
  • Business Closures (per 10,000 population) 2016 36.71 (44/63)
  • Business Start-ups (per 10,000 population) 2016 34.84 (57/62)
  • Business stock (per 10,000 population) 2016 280.37 (44/62)
  • Patent Applications (per 100,000 of population) 2015 12.01 (42/63)

Demographics

  • People Born Outside the UK (%) 2011 7.21 (48/63)
  • Population Aged 0-17 (%) 2016 22.17 (23/63)
  • Population Aged 18-29 (%) 2016 17.92 (23/63)
  • Population Aged 30-44 (%) 2016 20.07 (21/63)
  • Population Aged 45-64 (%) 2016 24.52 (30/63)
  • Population Aged 65+ (%) 2016 15.31 (40/63)

Housing

  • Households in Social Rentership (%) 2011 21.85 (18/63)
  • Households Renting Privately or Living Rent-Free (%) 2011 18.06 (34/63)
  • Households that Own or Part-Own Their Home (%) 2011 60.09 (44/63)
  • Housing stock 2016 214,132 (14/63)

Jobs and Employment

  • Claimant Count (%) April 2018 2.69 (23/63)
  • Employment Rate (%) 2017 70.89 (43/63)
  • Youth Claimant Count (%) April 2018 2.8 (27/63)

Size

  • Population 2016 480,800 (16/63)

Skills, Wages and Inequality

  • Average Weekly Workplace Earnings (£) 2017 513.5 (22/63)
  • Pupils Achieving 5A*-C GCSEs inc. Maths & Eng. (%) 2016 66.53 (2/59)
  • Working Age Population with a Qualification at NVQ4 or Above (%) 2016 35.1 (26/63)
  • Working Age Population with No Formal Qualifications (%) 2016 13.7 (6/63)

Travel and Environment

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita (tons) 2015 5.36 (15/63)
  • Commuting by Bicycle (%) 2011 1.66 (45/63)
  • Commuting by Bus, Train or Metro (%) 2011 11.9 (29/63)
  • Commuting by Other Methods (%) 2011 0.6 (15/63)
  • Commuting by Private Vehicle (%) 2011 66.14 (27/63)
  • Commuting on Foot (%) 2011 11.74 (22/63)
  • People who Work from Home (%) 2011 7.96 (31/59)
  • Ultrafast Broadband (%) 2017 80.23 (27/63)