Coordinates: Shantallow (Irish Seantalamh "old ground") is an ancient townland now almost totally with the City of Derry and lies in the parish of Templemore, within the North-West Liberties of Derry.
The townland is no longer a visible feature of Derry, being mainly built over with 20th-century housing estates, both public and private sector. The townland should not be confused with the Shantallow housing estate, affectionately known as 'Shanty', which was the first major housing estate built in the townland in the mid-1960s.
Shantallow East and West are classified by the NI Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) as being within Derry Urban Area (DUA). On Census day (29 April 2001) there were 2,748 people living in Shantallow East and 6,406 living in Shantallow West.
Of those living in Shantallow East:
- 29.3% were under 16 years old and 14.0% were aged 60 and above;
- 48.9% of the population were male and 51.1% of the population were female; and
- 98.3% were from a Catholic Community Background and 1.4% were from a 'Protestant and Other Christian (including Christian related) Background.
- 8.5% of people aged 16–74 were unemployed
Of those living in Shantallow West:
- 37.2% were under 16 years old and 4.8% were aged 60 and above;
- 47.7% of the population were male and 52.3% were female;
- 97.0% were from a Catholic Community Background and 2.3% were from a 'Protestant and Other Christian (including Christian related) Background.
- 8.8% of people aged 16–74 were unemployed
NIMDM Deprivation 2005
Out of 582 wards in Northern Ireland Shantallow East is ranked as the 22nd most deprived ward, while Shantallow West is ranked 47th.
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