Jordanstown

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Jordanstown
Jordanstown is located in Northern Ireland
Jordanstown
Jordanstown
 Jordanstown shown within Northern Ireland
Population 5,494 (2001 Census)
District Newtownabbey
County County Antrim
Country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWTOWNABBEY
Postcode district BT37
Dialling code 028
EU Parliament Northern Ireland
UK Parliament East Antrim
NI Assembly East Antrim
List of places
UK
Northern Ireland
Antrim

Coordinates: 54°40′48″N 5°53′19″W / 54.67991°N 5.888672°W / 54.67991; -5.888672

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.[1]

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.[citation needed]

Education[edit]

History[edit]

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.

The Troubles[edit]

For more information see The Troubles in Jordanstown

Transport[edit]

Churches[edit]

Sport[edit]

U.U.J. F.C. play association football in the Northern Amateur Football League.

Local councillors and MLAs[edit]

Jordanstown is covered by the University district electoral area of Newtownabbey Borough Council.

Local Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) for the area include:

2001 Census[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jordanstown", NINIS, http://www.ninis.nisra.gov.uk/mapxtreme/pf_report.asp?sLevel=WARD&sID=95WW19&sName=Jordanstown
  2. ^ "Jordanstown station". Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-08-28.