Derry/Strabane population increase

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The population of the Derry and Strabane council area increased by 0.2 per cent from 2013 to 2014, according to statistics just released by Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA).

The overall population of the new council area for 2014 is estimated at 149,200.

Out of the 149,200 in 2014 it is estimated that 32,800 were aged from birth to 15 years-old; it is estimated that 96,100 were aged between 16 and 64; 20,300 were over the age of 65 and 2,000 people over the age of 85.

The components which impacted most upon the population in the Derry and Strabane council area between 2013 and 2014 was births (2,000) and deaths (1,000).

Other components which affected the population during the same period included natural change (1,000) and net migration (-700).

Out of all 11 new council areas in the North, the population for the Derry and Strabane area increased by the least amount, 2.9 per cent from 2004 to 2014.

The population in the Westminster constituency of Foyle (which includes all of Derry city) increased by 0.5 per cent from 2013 to 2014 (just 0.1 per cent less than the average for the North). It is estimated that the total population of the Foyle constituency stood at 102,100.

Out of the 102,100, it is estimated that 22,600 were aged from birth to 15 years-old; 66,200 were aged between 16 and 64; 13,300 were aged 65 and over and 1,300 aged 85 and over.

The components which impacted most upon the Foyle constituency from 2013 to 2014 were births (1,500) and deaths (700).

Other components which affected the population during the same period included natural change (800) and net migration (-600).

In the ten years from 2004 to 2014 the the population of Foyle increased by 2.2 per cent (well below that of the average for the North of 7.4 per cent).