Ballyrobert

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Coordinates: 54°42′50″N 6°00′07″W / 54.713962°N 6.001883°W / 54.713962; -6.001883 Ballyrobert (from Irish: Baile Riobaird)[1] is a small village in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It is about 4 km south of Ballyclare and has developed around the junction of the Ballyrobert Road and the Mossley Road/The Longshot. It had a population of 587 people in the 2001 Census. It is within the Newtownabbey Borough Council area.

2001 Census[edit]

Ballyrobert is classified as a small village by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) (i.e. with population between 500 and 1,000 people). On Census day (29 April 2001) there were 587 people living in Ballyrobert. Of these:

  • 23.6% were aged under 16 years and 14.6% were aged 60 and over
  • 50.9% of the population were male and 49.1% were female
  • 4.4% were from a Catholic background and 93.5% were from a Protestant background
  • 1.7% of people aged 16-74 were unemployed

For more details see: NI Neighbourhood Information Service

Schools[edit]

The local school in Ballyrobert is called Thompson Primary School. Thompson Primary is for both males and females aged between 4 and 12 years.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland

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