Belfast Factsheet

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Area

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

Business and innovation

  • Business Churn Rate (%) 2015 5.45 (26/63)
  • Business Closures (per 10,000 population) 2015 16.7 (63/63)
  • Business Start-ups (per 10,000 population) 2015 32.56 (61/63)
  • Business stock (per 10,000 population) 2015 291.07 (35/63)
  • 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 0-19 (%) 2011 25.45 (14/63)
  • Population Aged 20-29 (%) 2011 15.67 (23/63)
  • Population Aged 30-44 (%) 2011 20.53 (32/63)
  • Population Aged 45-64 (%) 2011 23.54 (44/63)
  • Population Aged 65+ (%) 2011 14.81 (35/63)

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 2015 212,402 (14/63)

Jobs and Employment

  • Claimant Count (%) October 2017 2.71 (11/63)
  • Employment Rate (%) 2015 68 (54/63)
  • Youth Claimant Count (%) October 2017 3.08 (17/63)

Size

  • Population 2015 479,100 (16/63)

Skills, Wages and Inequality

  • Average Weekly Workplace Earnings (£) 2016 504 (27/63)
  • Pupils Achieving 5A*-C GCSEs inc. Maths & Eng. (%) 2015 64.38 (3/59)
  • Working Age Population with a Qualification at NVQ4 or Above (%) 2015 34.9 (22/63)
  • Working Age Population with No Formal Qualifications (%) 2015 14.9 (4/63)

Travel and Environment

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita (tons) 2014 6.02 (10/63)
  • 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 (%) 2016 74.54 (35/63)