Labour Force Survey Religion Report 2015: Local Government District Bulletin

Date published: 07 June 2017

The Executive Office (TEO) today published the ‘Labour Force Survey Religion Report 2015: Local Government District Bulletin’. 

Statistical news release - OFMDFM

Building on the ‘Labour Force Survey Religion Report 2015’ published in January 2017, this bulletin provides labour market analysis by religion for the 11 Local Government Districts (LGDs) in Northern Ireland.

Key findings

In 2015, the LGDs with the largest proportion of Protestants among the working age population were Mid and East Antrim, and Ards and North Down (both 66%).

The LGDs with the largest proportion of Catholics among the working age population in 2015 were Derry and Strabane, and Newry, Mourne and Down (69% and 70%, respectively).

Employment rates for Protestants were highest in Fermanagh and Omagh, and Mid Ulster in 2015; in both LGDs approximately three quarters (76%) of working age Protestants were in employment. Working age employment rates for Protestants were lowest in Derry and Strabane (58%)

The Catholic working age employment rate was highest in Ards and North Down (86%), and lowest in the Causeway Coast and Glens LGD (57%) in 2015.

The report and associated data tables can be downloaded at on the Statistics and Research section of the Executive Office website.

Notes to editors: 

  1. Media enquiries to The Executive Office Press Office on 028 9037 8201. Out of office hours contact the Duty Press Officer via pager number on 07623 974 383 and your call will be returned.
  2. Further information relating to the collection and production of the statistics can be obtained by contacting:
Paul Flynn
The Executive Office
PfG Analytics
Castle Buildings
Stormont Estate
Belfast
BT4 3SG

Telephone: 028 905 22091
Email: paul.flynn@executiveoffice-ni.gov.uk

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