Craigavon (Portadown, Lurgan and the shopping centre bit with the roundabouts in the middle) was created in 1965 as part of a grand plan to establish  and to demonstate that the North ” was in some ways a symbol of Northern Ireland as both modern and a part of British mainstream” according to wikipedia. Of course the real reason it was built was to establish a more or less permanent unionist majority in North Armagh.

We now know that, like Belfast, unionism is in a minority here (48.4% from 52.9% in 2001) and Nationalism is getting closer. (46% fron 44.7%).

The most dramatic swings have taken place in Annagh, Church, Edenderry, Kernan Tavanagh and Parklake. The overall trend is a cumulative 8.1% in favour of catholics. As this LGD has fewer wards the full list is below.

Catholic Change Protestant Change
95LL01 Aghagallon -1.5% -0.6%
95LL02 Annagh 11.4% -17.1%
95LL03 Ballybay 5.1% -11.4%
95LL04 Ballyoran -4.9% 3.2%
95LL05 Bleary -0.3% -2.4%
95LL06 Brownstown 6.3% -9.0%
95LL07 Church 11.1% -17.9%
95LL08 Corcrain -6.5% 0.4%
95LL09 Court 2.8% -5.2%
95LL10 Derrytrasna -1.0% -0.2%
95LL11 Donaghcloney 2.2% -6.9%
95LL12 Drumgask -2.8% 0.9%
95LL13 Drumgor 1.9% -7.1%
95LL14 Drumnamoe -4.4% 3.2%
95LL15 Edenderry 5.9% -10.2%
95LL16 Kernan 5.2% -10.4%
95LL17 Killycomain 5.8% -9.6%
95LL18 Knocknashane 3.6% -8.3%
95LL19 Magheralin 4.0% -6.7%
95LL20 Mourneview 0.7% -4.7%
95LL21 Parklake 16.5% -21.1%
95LL22 Taghnevan -4.9% 1.9%
95LL23 Tavanagh 8.7% -14.3%
95LL24 The Birches -6.3% 3.3%
95LL25 Waringstown 2.5% -6.9%
95LL26 Woodville -3.9% 2.6%
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