Jordanstown shown within Northern Ireland
|Population||5,494 (2001 Census)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||Northern Ireland|
|UK Parliament||East Antrim|
|NI Assembly||East Antrim|
Jordanstown is the name of a townland and electoral ward in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It is within the urban area called Newtownabbey and the wider Newtownabbey Borough. It had a population of 5494 in the 2001 census, with an average age of 34.3; 10.4% were from a Catholic background and 83.5% Protestant.
Jordanstown includes a University of Ulster campus, a bowling club, a few schools and shops. It also has a beach and seafront park area called Loughshore Park, which hosts various events throughout the year including the three day Loughshore Festival over the last weekend in August. The park sits on the shore of Belfast Lough. Jordanstown has been voted 5th most attractive place to live in Northern Ireland by the NI Neighbourhood Information Service.
- Whiteabbey Primary School
- Jordanstown Schools for the Deaf and Blind.
- Thornfield House School for those with Specific Speech Impairments.
- Rosstulla Special School
- Monkstown Community High School
- Belfast High School
- University of Ulster
- Diveskool Dive Centre Recreational Diver Training.
Jordanstown was a semi-rural district until the 1950s when it expanded rapidly with the construction of new housing. Middle-class families were attracted to the area due to its location adjacent to Belfast Lough and the railway station, which provides access to Belfast City Centre.
For more information see The Troubles in Jordanstown
Local councillors and MLAs
Jordanstown is covered by the University district electoral area of Newtownabbey Borough Council.
Local Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) for the area include:
- Sammy Wilson (DUP)
- David Hilditch (DUP)
- Alastair Ross (DUP)
- Roy Beggs (UUP)
- Ken Robinson (UUP)
- Sean Neeson (Alliance)
Jordanstown is a small settlement within Belfast Metropolitan Urban Area (BMUA). On Census day (29 April 2001) there were 5,494 people living in Jordanstown. Of these:
- 16.9% were under 16 years old and 48.9% were aged 60 and above;
- 32.6% of the population were male and 50.5% were female; * 1.4% were from a Catholic Community Background and 67.5% were from the Protestant and Christian Community Backgrounds, 29% other religions
- "Jordanstown", NINIS, http://www.ninis.nisra.gov.uk/mapxtreme/pf_report.asp?sLevel=WARD&sID=95WW19&sName=Jordanstown
- "Jordanstown station". Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-08-28.