The Belfast metropolitan area is a grouping of council areas which include commuter towns and overspill from Belfast, Northern Ireland, with a population of 672,522 in 2011, combining the Belfast, Lisburn, Newtownabbey, North Down, Castlereagh and Carrickfergus districts. This equates to 37.1% of Northern Ireland's population.
At the 2001 census, the population was 276,459, while 579,554 people lived in the wider Belfast Metropolitan Area. This made it the fifteenth-largest city in the United Kingdom, but the eleventh-largest conurbation. Belfast experienced a huge growth in population in the first half of the 20th century.
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Belfast Metropolitan Area, is made up of Belfast, Carrickfergus, Castlereagh, Lisburn, Netwonabbey and North Down District Council. (Belfast Metropolitan Area Plan (PDF), p.12 and map (p.7)) Belfast Metropolitan Urban and Rural Areas, are the two main divisions of the wider Metropolitan Area.
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The area was first officially classified as a metropolitan area in the late 1990s when the British government began to prepare for a cohesive plan that would include the Belfast Region. Six local government districts – Belfast, Castlereagh, Carrickfergus, Lisburn, Newtownabbey and North Down, were identified as the key areas within the metropolitan area. The continuous built-up area centred on Belfast, which is contained within these six districts, is defined as the Belfast Metropolitan Urban Area.The Belfast metropolitan urban area had a population of 579,276 in 2001. The area is made up of established towns, their overspill and the general conjoining of settlements as Belfast expands. Established towns include Carrickfergus, Bangor, Lisburn and Holywood. Many of these towns were established and important long before Belfast rose to prominence; Carrickfergus, for example, was the Norman capital of the n...
At the 2001 census, the demographic characteristics of the people living in Belfast metropolitan urban area (BMUA) were as follows: 1. 22.0% were aged under 16 years and 19.2% were aged 60 and over 2. 47.4% of the population were male and 52.6% were female 3. 40.5% were from a Catholic background, 55.5% were from a Protestantbackground. 4. 4.3% of people aged 16–74 were unemployed
In the 2011 UK Census, the distributions of population, religion, national identity and proportion of immigrants within the Belfast metropolitan area, were as follows.
Belfast (frae the Airisch Gaelick Béal Feirste, meanin 'saundy fuird at tha fit o tha river'; kent as Bilfawst or Bilfaust in Ulstèr-Scotch) is the caipital citie o Norlin Airlan (Lallans Northren Ireland). It's tha mucklest urban aurie in Norlin Airlann an tha Stewartrie o Ulstèr an the seicont-mucklest citie on the islann o Airlan.
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Belfast Metropolitan College, also known as Belfast Met, is a further and higher education institution in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The college offers both vocational education and academic qualifications.
Cregagh (from Irish an Chreagaigh 'the rocky place') is an area southeast of Belfast in County Down, Northern Ireland.It is the name of a townland and has been adopted as the name of an electoral ward of Belfast City council.
Belfast metropolitan area The Belfast metropolitan area is a grouping of council areas which include commuter towns and overspill from Belfast, Northern Ireland, with a population of 672,522 in 2011, combining the Belfast, Lisburn, Newtownabbey, North Down, Castlereagh and Carrickfergus districts.