As requested, below are the percentage changes at ward level in the Derry council area since the 2001 census. Much has been written and said regarding the exodus of protestants from the city side of Derry over the past 40 years. The interesting Derry Bridgefigures this time are the changes occuring on the east bank of the Foyle or the Waterside as it is known. I have separated these figures out and included actual numbers for ease of interpretation.

I look forward to those of you with better local knowledge filling in some of the details and reasons for this rapid pace of change. derry2Clondermot is the obvious exception to the trend below and I am curious as to what’s happening in Ebrington.  I presume the closure of the British Army base there explains the startling 25% swing?

Waterside C P
95MM01 Altnagelvin 2.5% -4.7%
95MM07 Caw 1.4% -3.5%
95MM08 Clondermot -2.1% 0.7%
95MM14 Ebrington 13.6% -11.5%
95MM19 Kilfennan 5.6% -8.1%
95MM20 Lisnagelvin 3.2% -5.7%
95MM29 Victoria 5.1% -7.7%
Percentage (Change) 4.17% -5.78%
Numbers (Change) 1,209 -1,797
Total Numbers 9,924 11,903

The full figures are below and reveal a similar trend  to other constituencies. A slight fall in Catholic numbers in what are overwhelmingly nationalist wards and an increased greening of mixed and mostly unionist wards. In percentage terms there is a very marginal decrease in protestant numbers and no change in catholic numbers. The actual figures are: Catholic:80,340 (+1,157)  Protestant:23,266 (-1,113).

95MM01 Altnagelvin 2.5% -4.7%
95MM02 Ballynashallog -2.8% 2.3%
95MM03 Banagher -1.0% -0.9%
95MM04 Beechwood -1.7% 0.4%
95MM05 Brandywell -4.3% 3.7%
95MM06 Carn Hill -4.5% 3.8%
95MM07 Caw 1.4% -3.5%
95MM08 Clondermot -2.1% 0.7%
95MM09 Claudy 1.0% -2.1%
95MM10 Creggan Central -2.8% 2.4%
95MM11 Creggan South -1.4% 1.1%
95MM12 Crevagh 0.7% -1.2%
95MM13 Culmore -0.7% 0.3%
95MM14 Ebrington 13.6% -11.5%
95MM15 Eglinton 5.4% -7.1%
95MM16 Enagh 3.9% -7.5%
95MM17 Foyle Springs -2.4% 1.3%
95MM18 Holly Mount -7.3% 5.7%
95MM19 Kilfennan 5.6% -8.1%
95MM20 Lisnagelvin 3.2% -5.7%
95MM21 New Buildings 5.8% -9.6%
95MM22 Pennyburn -2.0% 1.0%
95MM23 Rosemount -5.3% 2.8%
95MM24 Shantallow East -0.3% 0.1%
95MM25 Shantallow West -1.3% 0.8%
95MM26 Springtown 0.1% 0.1%
95MM27 Strand -8.9% 4.1%
95MM28 The Diamond 0.1% -2.2%
95MM29 Victoria 5.1% -7.7%
95MM30 Westland -3.7% 2.1%
Totals 0% -1%
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