2018-based Population Projections for Areas within Northern Ireland

Date published: 30 April 2020


National population projections by age and sex are produced every two years for the UK and its constituent countries by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Following the publication of Northern Ireland level population projections, NISRA produces official sub-national population projections for areas within in Northern Ireland. Projections are available for local government districts (the current 11 and former 26), Health and Social Care Trusts, former NUTS III areas and former Education and Library Boards.

An error was identified within the data file 'All Areas - population by age and sex (2018 - 2043)'. A processing issue resulted in the data for NUTSIII areas referencing the incorrect mid-year period (e.g. the figures for 2018 actually related to 2017). This has been amended and no other outputs were impacted. We apologise to users for any inconvenience caused (03 June 2021).


This release includes the following documents:

  • Statistical bulletin
  • Sub-national population projections summary
  • Methodology paper
  • Assumptions consultation report
  • Sub-national population projections QMI
  • Local Government District factsheets and infographics

and the following tables (for each of the areas):

  • All Areas - Projection summary (2018 to 2043)
  • All Areas - Population by age and sex (2018 to 2043)

See also:

UK Methodology and Comparison Paper

Interactive maps (projections, components of population change)

Population pyramids