The estimated population of
Our Local Government Council is soon to be included with it – and Craigavon and
The birth rate though – at 13 per thousand – is much lower than the 18/19 per thousand of a generation ago. It follows that more people are surviving longer. Deaths are 8.4 per thousand. Women of today have a life expectancy of 80 years and men seventy-eight. But children born today can add four to five more potential years to that. Teenage mothers are fewer but the fraction of mothers in their late thirties has risen from 10% to 17% in the last decade alone.
Our average household size is 2.56 persons. A quarter of our households are of one person. Over the last four years alone the fraction of households of five or more persons has decreased from 14% to 10%. Those married or co-habiting represent 58%, lone parents a further 14%. Last year a lone parent headed 29% of all families with dependent children. This number is up by 5% in just five years.
The population profile now is: 25% of all