This is a LGD breakdown of actual number changes since 2001. Some very interesting figures in here. For instance the largest drops in Protestant population appear to have occurred in what would be considered strongly Protestant areas. Any ideas?

In only three areas did Protestant population growth exceed that of Catholics. Strabane of all places, Ballymoney and Banbridge

Change Actual
Catholic Protestant Other None
Antrim 3320 -420 261 1900
Ards 687 -398 597 4037
Armagh 2294 1326 268 1169
Ballymena 2184 1004 392 1926
Ballymoney 1351 1888 153 926
Banbridge 2444 2633 278 1584
Belfast 5654 -15951 2640 11250
Carrickfergus 494 -1025 211 1809
Castlereagh 2784 -5504 493 2988
Coleraine 1218 -511 263 1776
Cookstown 3170 593 147 548
Craigavon 6658 1993 480 3156
Derry 1509 -322 502 1122
Down 4041 -267 322 1811
Dungannon 8061 852 273 923
Fermanagh 2805 457 210 869
Larne 248 -172 152 1150
Limavady 1676 -834 52 242
Lisburn 7608 -1062 570 4344
Magherafelt 4216 329 138 557
Moyle 559 211 63 302
Newry 8784 1826 367 1527
Newtownabbey 3754 -3238 667 4050
North Down 1052 -3649 513 4671
Omagh 2981 -151 148 425
Strabane 543 704 65 270
TOTALS 80095 -19687 10226 55332
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