Information about Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland is the least populous country in the United Kingdom, with a population of just over 1.8 million people as of the 2011 census. Below you can find demographic data for Northern Ireland as a whole.

Gender

Gender
Male 887,323
Female 923,540
Total 1,810,863

Age Groups

Age Groups
0-4 124,382
5-7 67,662
8-9 43,625
10-14 119,034
15 24,620
16-17 51,440
18-19 50,181
20-24 126,013
25-29 124,099
30-44 373,947
45-59 347,850
60-64 94,290
65-74 145,600
75-84 86,724
85-89 21,165
90+ 10,231
Total 1,810,863

Relationship Status

Figures for relationship status do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education.

Relationship Status
Single 517,393
Married 680,831
Divorced 78,074
Separated 56,911
Widowed 97,088
Same Sex 1,243
Total 1,431,540

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 1,779,750
Mixed Ethnicity 6,014
Indian 6,198
Pakistani 1,091
Bangladeshi 540
Chinese 6,303
Other Asian 4,998
Black African 2,345
Black Caribbean 372
Other Black/African/Caribbean 899
Other 2,353
Total 1,810,863

Country of Birth

For Northern Ireland, there may be some margin of error in the figures for "Northern Ireland" and "Republic of Ireland" - some respondents simply answer "Ireland" on the census, which may lead to misclassification.

Country of Birth
England 64,717
Wales 2,552
Scotland 15,455
Northern Ireland 1,608,853
Republic of Ireland 37,833
European Union 45,407
Other 36,046
Total 1,810,863

Passport(s) Held

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports, so this table does not include a total.

Passport(s) Held
None 341,428
United Kingdom 1,070,413
Republic of Ireland 375,826
Europe (including European Union) 40,612
African Countries 2,134
Middle East or Asia 9,189
North America or Caribbean 5,989
Central America 120
South America 477
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 2,280

Religion

Religion
Catholic 738,033
Other Christian 752,555
Other Religion
No Religion 183,164
Not Stated 122,252
Total 1,796,004