List of localities in Northern Ireland by population

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This is a list of settlements in Northern Ireland by population. The fifty largest settlements are listed. This list has been compiled from data published by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA), based on the 2001 census.[1] Settlements with city status are shown in bold.

# Settlement District County Population
1 Belfast Belfast County Antrim
County Down
276,459
2 Derry/Londonderry Derry/Londonderry County Londonderry 83,699
3 Lisburn Lisburn County Antrim
County Down
71,465
4 Newtownabbey Newtownabbey County Antrim 62,056
5 Bangor North Down County Down 58,388
6 Craigavon urban area
(includes Craigavon, Lurgan, Portadown, Bleary)
Craigavon County Armagh 57,685
7 Castlereagh urban area
(includes Dundonald and part of Belfast)
Castlereagh County Down 54,990
8 Ballymena
(including Gracehill)
Ballymena County Antrim 28,717
9 Newtownards Ards County Down 27,821
10 Newry
(including Bessbrook)
Newry and Mourne County Armagh
County Down
27,433
11 Carrickfergus Carrickfergus County Antrim 27,201
12 Coleraine Coleraine County Londonderry 25,089
13 Antrim Antrim County Antrim 20,001
14 Omagh Omagh County Tyrone 19,910
15 Larne Larne County Antrim 18,228
16 Banbridge Banbridge County Down 14,744
17 Armagh Armagh County Armagh 14,590
18 Enniskillen Fermanagh County Fermanagh 13,599
19 Strabane Strabane County Tyrone 13,456
20 Limavady Limavady County Londonderry 12,135
21 Holywood North Down County Down 12,037
22 Dungannon
(including Moygashel)
Dungannon County Tyrone 11,139
23 Cookstown Cookstown County Tyrone 10,646
24 Downpatrick Down County Down 10,316
25 Ballymoney Ballymoney County Antrim 9,021
26 Comber Ards County Down 8,933
27 Ballyclare Newtownabbey County Antrim 8,770
28 Magherafelt Magherafelt County Londonderry 8,372
29 Portstewart Coleraine County Londonderry 7,803
30 Newcastle Down County Down 7,444
31 Warrenpoint Newry and Mourne County Down 7,000
32 Carryduff Castlereagh County Down 6,595
33 Donaghadee Ards County Down 6,470
34 Portrush Coleraine County Antrim 6,372
35 Kilkeel Newry and Mourne County Down 6,338
36 Ballynahinch Down County Down 5,364
37 Ballycastle Moyle County Antrim 5,089
38 Greenisland Carrickfergus County Antrim 5,050
39 Dromore Banbridge County Down 4,968
40 Randalstown Antrim County Antrim 4,956
41 Coalisland Dungannon County Tyrone 4,917
42 Crumlin Antrim County Antrim 4,259
43 Maghera Magherafelt County Londonderry 3,711
44 Whitehead Carrickfergus County Antrim 3,702
45 Moira Lisburn County Down 3,682
46 Hillsborough Lisburn County Down 3,400
47 Eglinton Derry County Londonderry 3,165
48 Ahoghill Ballymena County Antrim 3,055
49 Tandragee Armagh County Armagh 3,050
50 Dungiven Limavady County Londonderry 2,993

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency: Key Statistics for Settlements tables - Usually resident population. Published 2005.