Northern Ireland Local Council Infographics

Date published: 29 January 2020

A new booklet highlighting some key statistics for Local Councils and Northern Ireland as a whole have been released.

These statistics are available and updated regularly on the NINIS website ( Some of the statistics include:

  • The population of local councils ranges from 341,877 in Belfast to 116,835 in Fermanagh & Omagh (2018).
  • The employment rate during 2017 ranged from 56.8% in Derry City & Strabane to 76.0% in Antrim & Newtownabbey.
  • During Q3 2019, the average house price in Northern Ireland was £139,951, with Lisburn & Castlereagh having the highest average house price (£164,900).
  • Average weekly earnings (full-time median) during 2019 ranged from £448 in Ards & North Down and Causeway Coast & Glens to £575 in Belfast - with the NI average being £535.

More statisitics are available within the Northern Ireland Local Council Infographics publication.

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