Newtownabbey is  made up of parts of both East Antrim and North Belfast Westminster constituencies. In the 2011 council elections the party strengths

Picture Courtesy of ARK website

Picture Courtesy of ARK website

were:DUP 12, UUP 5, Alliance 5, SF 2 and SDLP 1. It may surprise people therefore that the census returned the following results, clearly alliance are doing very well here. primarily at the expense of nationalist representation.

Catholics 20.9% (+19.4%)

Protestants 69.4% (- 5.7%)

The actual figures are:

Catholic Protestant Other None
2011 19204 57688 1006 7241
Change since 2001 3717 -3274 651 4054

Below is the Ward by Ward changes since 2001. Of the 25 Wards below all except 3 have shown an increase in catholic background residents. Mallusk is the most striking to my eye.  I wonder how Nigel Dodd’s outreach efforts are progressing? On this evidence he’ll need some success on that front.

Catholic Change Protestant Change
95WW01 Abbey 4.6% -11.5%
95WW02 Ballyclare North 0.5% -5.4%
95WW03 Ballyclare South 1.0% -8.6%
95WW04 Ballyduff 1.9% -7.5%
95WW05 Ballyhenry 4.5% -9.8%
95WW06 Ballynure 1.3% -4.6%
95WW07 Ballyrobert 1.3% -5.5%
95WW08 Burnthill -0.1% -5.3%
95WW09 Carnmoney 0.5% -5.6%
95WW10 Cloughfern 2.4% -8.4%
95WW11 Collinbridge 2.3% -4.1%
95WW12 Coole 1.8% -9.5%
95WW13 Doagh 1.5% -6.6%
95WW14 Dunanney 1.3% -8.7%
95WW15 Glebe 3.4% -7.2%
95WW16 Glengormley 3.4% -8.3%
95WW17 Hawthorne 2.2% -5.9%
95WW18 Hightown 5.7% -10.7%
95WW19 Jordanstown 3.8% -8.6%
95WW20 Mallusk 11.6% -15.2%
95WW21 Monkstown 3.7% -11.4%
95WW22 Mossley 0.4% -6.4%
95WW23 Rostulla -0.5% -6.8%
95WW24 Valley -0.8% -3.3%
95WW25 Whitehouse 0.1% -6.9%
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