Area Information for Ballymena, Northern Ireland, BT43 5BJ

This postcode in Ballymena is in Northern Ireland. The postcode is within the Castle Demesne ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of North Antrim. This page combines information for the address Ballymena, Northern Ireland, BT43 5BJ, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of BT43 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in February 2010. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

Basic Information

Area Type Large Town
Local Authority Mid and East Antrim
Ward Castle Demesne
UK Parliamentary Constituency North Antrim
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 Ballymena, Northern Ireland, BT43 5BJ:

Clonavon Terrace, Ballymena, BT43 5BE
Prospect Place, Ballymena, BT43 5BL
Bridge Street, Ballymena, BT43 5EN
Clonavon Road, Ballymena, BT43 5BQ
Bridge Street, Ballymena, BT43 5EP
Waveney Mews, Ballymena, BT43 5EF

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about BT43 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Ballymena, Northern Ireland, BT43 5BJ 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 Ballymena, Northern Ireland consists predominantly of terraced housing, which is common in suburban and inner-city areas. 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 7
Semi-Detached 9
Terraced 63
Flat (Purpose-Built) 30
Flat (Converted) 8
Residence in Commercial Building 4
Total 121
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Ballymena, Northern Ireland contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 53% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 16
Owned with Mortgage 11
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 21
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 57
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 3
Total 111

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 51
Two People 35
Three People 12
Four People 8
Five People 2
Six People 3
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 111

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 8
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 16
C2 - Skilled manual workers 16
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 48
Total 88

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 North Antrim UK Parliamentary Constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 55% male.

Gender
Male 135
Female 112
Total 247

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 7
5-7 8
8-9 4
10-14 9
15 1
16-17 3
18-19 8
20-24 20
25-29 23
30-44 75
45-59 50
60-64 8
65-74 17
75-84 12
85-89 2
90+ 0
Total 247

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The number of residents who are separated in BT43 5BJ is high - 7% of the area's population. This contrasts with a national average of just 2.7%.

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 104
Married 59
Divorced 27
Separated 18
Widowed 10
Same Sex 0
Total 218

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.

However, this area of the Castle Demesne ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (68%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Health
Very Good 66
Good 101
Fair 60
Bad 13
Very Bad 7
Total 247

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) 25
Apprenticeship 13
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 16
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 29
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 42
No GCSEs or Equivalent 75
Other 18
Total 218

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Ballymena, 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 97% 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 240
Indian 2
Chinese 3
Other 2
Total 247

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area within Ballymena, Northern Ireland, 68% were born in Northern Ireland, which is significantly below the Northern Ireland average.

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 8
Wales 0
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 169
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 56
Other 8
Total 247

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 BT43 5BJ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 127
Republic of Ireland 12
Europe (including European Union) 43
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 5
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 60

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.

Religion
Catholic 65
Other Christian 117
Other Religion 2
No Religion 26
Not Stated 37
Total 247

Economic Activity Embed This

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 81
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 23
Self Employed 11
Unemployed 18
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 13
Retired 14
Looking After Home or Family 3
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 29
Other 12
Total 204

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 6
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 17
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 27
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 7
Accommodation and Food 8
Information and Communication 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 10
Education 6
HealthInc. Social Work 14
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 119

Ballymena, Northern Ireland, BT43 5BJ is within the Ballymena 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 BT43 5BJ
Neighbourhood Team Address Ballymena
26 Galgorm Road
County Antrim
BT43 5EX
Force Website: http://www.psni.police.uk

Data courtesy of police.uk. See our Data Sources page for more information.

Key: Railway Stations Railway Station Hospitals Hospital GP Practices GP Primary School Primary School Secondary School Secondary School

Below are the details of the closest services to BT43 5BJ. 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 BT43 5BJ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 3 closest railway stations to Ballymena, Northern Ireland, BT43 5BJ. The nearest railway station is Ballymena, approximately 440 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Ballymena 440 yards
Cullybackey 3.1 miles
Antrim 11 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Ballymena, Northern Ireland, BT43 5BJ. The nearest is Harryville Primary School, approximately 630 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 7 closest secondary schools to Ballymena, Northern Ireland, BT43 5BJ. The nearest is St Louis Grammar School, approximately 650 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
St Louis Grammar School 650 yards
Ballymena Academy 0.6 miles
Cambridge House Grammar School 0.8 miles
St Patrick's College 0.9 miles
Slemish College 0.9 miles
Dunclug College 1.1 miles
Cullybackey College 3.3 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Ballymena, Northern Ireland, BT43 5BJ. The nearest is Gables Medical Centre, approximately 120 yards away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 1 closest hospitals to Ballymena, Northern Ireland, BT43 5BJ. The nearest is Braid Valley Hospital, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Braid Valley Hospital 0.8 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.