Area Information for Newcastle Road, Ballynahinch, Northern Ireland, BT24 8NE

Newcastle Road in Ballynahinch is in Northern Ireland. The postcode is within the Drumaness ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of South Down. This page combines information for the address Newcastle Road, Ballynahinch, Northern Ireland, BT24 8NE, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of BT24 here. For more details on the exact area these statistics cover, please see the map below and click "Show Census Area Covered" immediately below the map.

Basic Information

Area Type Small Village, Hamlet or Open Countryside
Local Authority Newry, Mourne and Down
Ward Drumaness
UK Parliamentary Constituency South Down
Region Northern Ireland Constituencies
Country Northern Ireland

Nearby Locations

Our information is available for almost all UK postcodes. Why not take a look at some of these other postcodes in the immediate vicinity of Newcastle Road, Ballynahinch, Northern Ireland, BT24 8NE:

Shanvally Way, Drumaness, Ballynahinch, BT24 8RT
Mullamore Drive, Drumaness, Ballynahinch, BT24 8RU
Cushowen Place, Drumaness, Ballynahinch, BT24 8RS
Hillside, Drumaness, Ballynahinch, BT24 8SA
Linnhurst Park, Drumaness, Ballynahinch, BT24 8RR
Mill Pond View, Drumaness, Ballynahinch, BT24 8GB

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about BT24 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Newcastle Road, Ballynahinch, Northern Ireland, BT24 8NE is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. Please note: census information may include figures for adjacent streets and postcodes. The figures are therefore representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses. The census collection is designed so that each group of postcodes should contain at least 100 people (50 in Scotland). This is done to preserve the anonymity of the people in that area, as some postcodes cover a very small area, sometimes a single building. You can see the area covered by the census statistics by clicking "Show Census Area Covered" below the map above.

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Housing Types Embed This

The area containing Newcastle Road, Ballynahinch, Northern Ireland consists predominantly of detached housing, a strong indicator of affluence. Please note that the figures may include adjacent streets - see the Summary tab for an explanation and map of the area that these figures cover.

Housing Types
Detached 147
Semi-Detached 22
Terraced 8
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 178
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is being repaid through a mortgage arrangement. The national average is just under 33%, while in this area it represents 50% of housing spaces.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 59
Owned with Mortgage 87
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 18
Rent Free 7
Total 174

Housing Occupancy Embed This Back to Top

This data lists the total number of residents normally resident within each household. The figures do not record under- or over-occupancy.

Housing Occupancy
One Person 27
Two People 52
Three People 28
Four People 32
Five People 23
Six People 10
Seven People 1
8+ People 1
Total 174

Social Grade Embed This

Social Grade approximations are derived from an algorithm created by the Market Research Society. The figures shown are per-household rather than individual - more specifically, the job title and employer of the "household reference person" is used, analogous to what traditionally was called the head of the household. Only household reference persons between the ages of 16-64 are included.

Social Grade
AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions 30
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 38
C2 - Skilled manual workers 39
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 28
Total 135

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly equal at 49% male, 51% female. This address in South Down UK Parliamentary Constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 49% male.

Male 263
Female 270
Total 533

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. In general, inner city areas show high concentrations of people aged 18-30, suburbs show larger numbers of small children and adults aged 30-50, and rural and small towns are more popular with older workers and retirees. Many poorer areas lack a majority age group, which is due in part to the people in that area being constrained by circumstance rather than being able to choose where to retire, raise a family or grow up.

Age Groups
0-4 41
5-7 20
8-9 16
10-14 45
15 9
16-17 29
18-19 9
20-24 41
25-29 31
30-44 113
45-59 98
60-64 19
65-74 43
75-84 13
85-89 3
90+ 3
Total 533

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BT24 8NE does not show a significant deviation from the average figures for the UK. In the UK as a whole, the average figures are approximately as follows for relationship statuses: 34% single, 47% married, 3% separated, 9% divorced, 7% widowed, and 0.2% same sex.

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 141
Married 222
Divorced 11
Separated 12
Widowed 16
Same Sex 0
Total 402

Health Embed This Back to Top

Health in the UK is strongly tied to age as you would expect, but the affluence of a neighbourhood also has strong influence, with deprived areas often showing poorer standards of health.

Overall, the UK considers itself to be healthy - 81.1% of residents rated their health as Very Good or Good. The full breakdown is as follows for the United Kingdom: 47.1% Very Good, 34% Good, 13.3% Fair, 4.3% Bad and 1.3% Very Bad.

Very Good 281
Good 189
Fair 54
Bad 8
Very Bad 1
Total 533

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, across the UK 22.9% of residents had no qualification, 13.2% had 1-4 GCSEs, 15.2% had 5+ GCSEs and 1-2 A/AS-Levels, 12.3% had 2+ A-Levels, 27.1% had a degree (or similar), and 3.6% had an apprenticeship.

The qualification levels are based on current qualification names. The former Ordinary Levels (O-Levels) and CSEs will be included in the GCSE figures. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 99
Apprenticeship 30
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 50
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 55
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 52
No GCSEs or Equivalent 101
Other 15
Total 402

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Newcastle Road, Ballynahinch, Northern Ireland) can be considered less ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 100% so.

As a country with a diverse population, the UK is home to other sizable ethnic groups, with mixed ethnicity (2.1%), Indian (2.4%) and Pakistani (1.9%) being the largest groups reported.

There is considerable division of ethnicities within the UK, with ethnically diverse addresses uncommon outside of urban areas.

Ethnic Group
White 532
Other 1
Total 533

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, approximately 88.8% of the resident population of Northern Ireland were born in Northern Ireland. The other groups were 3.6% English, 0.85% Scottish, 0.14% Welsh, 2.1% from the Republic of Ireland, 2.51% from other European Union countries, and 2% from outside of Europe.

For postcodes in 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 23
Wales 0
Scotland 6
Northern Ireland 489
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 6
Other 5
Total 533

Passport(s) Held Embed This Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to BT24 8NE

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 311
Republic of Ireland 139
Europe (including European Union) 3
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 93

Religion Embed This Back to Top

Northern Ireland is primarily a Christian country, with 40.7% of residents Catholic, 41.6% other Christians, and 0.8% other religions. Approximately 10.1% of residents state that they have no religion or are Atheist, while 6.8% did not state their religious views.

Catholic 393
Other Christian 54
Other Religion 1
No Religion 45
Not Stated 40
Total 533

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Drumaness ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 18% of the resident population. On average, around 9.7% of census respondents were self-employed. Male residents were more than twice as likely to be self-employed than women.

Figures for economic activity do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education. This data is therefore based on 42.4 million of the United Kingdom's 57.8 million residents. The data was correct as of the 2011 census, which was a period of depressed economic activity.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 115
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 54
Self Employed 68
Unemployed 18
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 43
Retired 49
Looking After Home or Family 12
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 12
Other 12
Total 383

Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 5
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 11
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 5
Construction 50
RetailInc. Wholesale 39
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1
Accommodation and Food 21
Information and Communication 5
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 6
Professional, Scientific and Technical 13
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 16
Education 14
HealthInc. Social Work 45
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 10
Total 250

Newcastle Road, Ballynahinch, Northern Ireland, BT24 8NE is within the Downpatrick policing neighbourhood, under the Police Service of Northern Ireland force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near Newcastle Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Downpatrick
3 Ballyhornan Road
County Down
BT30 6RB
Force Website:

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Below are the details of the closest services to BT24 8NE. All distances are straightline distances, please consult the map of the facility to check the exact location. You can also view these details on our interactive services map for BT24 8NE.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Newcastle Road, Ballynahinch, Northern Ireland, BT24 8NE. The nearest is Christ the King Primary School, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Newcastle Road, Ballynahinch, Northern Ireland, BT24 8NE. The nearest is St Colman's High and Sixth Form College, approximately 2.7 miles away.

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 9 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Newcastle Road, Ballynahinch, Northern Ireland, BT24 8NE. The nearest is The Montalto Medical Centre, approximately 2.8 miles away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
The Montalto Medical Centre 2.8 miles
Crossgar Surgery 4.6 miles
Clough Surgery 5.5 miles
Dromara Surgery 6.1 miles
Saintfield Health Centre 6.4 miles
The Green Surgery 6.6 miles
Stream Street Surgery 6.7 miles
Downpatrick Gp & Primary Care Centre 7.4 miles
Ballyward Surgery 9.6 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 2 closest hospitals to Newcastle Road, Ballynahinch, Northern Ireland, BT24 8NE. The nearest is Downe Hospital, approximately 7.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Downe Hospital 7.7 miles
Downshire Hospital 7.7 miles

* Distances are measured in a straight line from the given postcode. Please consult the facility's map page or your preferred route finding/GPS app for driving directions.