I know little about this constituency. The figures show that of 22 wards, catholic percentages have declined in 9 of them, protestants have declined in 20. Overall percentage changes are that catholics are up 0.6%, protestants down by 4%. Not a huge change over ten years and no dramatic swings except perhaps, Central and Macosquin.

Courtesy of Ark website

Courtesy of Ark website

The Recent Council election results are as follows:

2011: DUP 9, UUP 5, SDLP 3, Alliance 2, Ind 2, SF 1
2005: DUP 9, UUP 8, SDLP 3, SF 1, Ind 1
2001: UUP 10, DUP 7, SDLP 4, Ind 1
1997: UUP 10, DUP 5, SDLP 3, Alliance 3, Ind 1
1993: UUP 12, DUP 5, SDLP 3, Alliance 2

I thought it may be useful to show full percentage change figures for this DEA below:

The thought occurred to me that Coleraine is one of the places where unionists are concentrating as their numbers dwindle in surrounding areas. Certainly the numbers here don’t reflect the trends in the North as a whole. Nevertheless, Coleraine is greening, just not quite as fast as other places.

Catholic % 2001 Catholic % 2011 Difference Protestant % 2001 Protestant % 2011 Difference
95JJ01 Agivey 24.0% 23.5% -0.5% 73.4% 71.7% -1.7%
95JJ02 Atlantic 30.2% 30.9% 0.7% 64.5% 61.1% -3.3%
95JJ03 Ballysally 16.6% 13.0% -3.6% 78.1% 76.4% -1.7%
95JJ04 Castlerock 18.0% 16.9% -1.1% 79.0% 77.7% -1.3%
95JJ05 Central 22.5% 28.3% 5.8% 74.4% 63.5% -10.9%
95JJ06 Churchland 38.1% 40.5% 2.4% 59.4% 52.6% -6.8%
95JJ07 Cross Glebe 24.8% 22.0% -2.8% 72.2% 71.0% -1.2%
95JJ08 Dundooan 18.9% 24.2% 5.3% 77.7% 68.2% -9.6%
95JJ09 Dunluce 4.8% 6.1% 1.2% 93.3% 89.2% -4.1%
95JJ10 Garvagh 45.6% 47.3% 1.7% 53.6% 49.9% -3.7%
95JJ11 Hopefield 20.3% 22.2% 1.9% 73.9% 70.3% -3.6%
95JJ12 Kilrea 65.4% 67.1% 1.7% 33.8% 29.8% -4.0%
95JJ13 Knocklynn 16.0% 18.2% 2.3% 78.9% 74.1% -4.8%
95JJ14 Macosquin 9.7% 11.0% 1.3% 88.4% 84.3% -4.1%
95JJ15 Mount Sandel 26.0% 31.4% 5.4% 69.8% 61.4% -8.4%
95JJ16 Portstewart 38.4% 32.4% -6.0% 57.4% 58.1% 0.8%
95JJ17 Ringsend 51.7% 49.8% -1.9% 47.4% 46.2% -1.2%
95JJ18 Royal Portrush 27.9% 27.8% -0.1% 67.1% 63.1% -3.9%
95JJ19 Strand 43.8% 40.2% -3.6% 53.8% 54.0% 0.2%
95JJ20 The Cuts 19.5% 21.6% 2.1% 77.1% 72.5% -4.6%
95JJ21 University 23.6% 24.2% 0.7% 72.9% 66.2% -6.8%
95JJ22 Waterside 25.3% 24.7% -0.7% 70.1% 66.8% -3.3%
Totals 27.8% 28.3% 0.6% 68.9% 64.9% -4.0%
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