Population

  • The latest population estimates, produced by NISRA for 2018, estimate the DCSDC population at 150,680.
  • This is projected to fall to 145,850 by 2041.  Over the same period the NI population is projected to rise from 1,881,641 to 1,985,111.
  • By 2041, nearly a quarter of our population will be aged 65 and over.

 

Table 1:  Age profile of DCSDC and NI population, 2018 and 2041 (projected)

Age band

2018

2041

DCSDC

NI

DCSDC

NI

Total

Rate

Rate

Total

Rate

Rate

0-15

32,810

21.8%

20.9%

28,040

19.2%

17.6%

16-24

17,650

11.7%

11.0%

15,640

10.7%

10.3%

25-44

38,460

25.5%

25.9%

32,550

22.3%

23.4%

45-64

39,390

26.1%

25.7%

34,480

23.6%

24.6%

65+

22,380

14.9%

16.4%

35,150

24.1%

24.0%

Total

150,680

100%

100%

145,850

100%

100%

Figure 1: Age profile of DCSDC population, 2018 and 2041 (projected)

Source: NISRA, 2018 Mid-year Population Estimates; 2016 & 2018 Population Projections

  • Further information on the population profile DCSDC residents can be found via the link below:

 

http://www.derrystrabane.com/Subsites/Derry-and-Strabane-Statistics/Population

Housing

Figure 2: Number of domestic properties (housing stock) in DCSDC between 2013 and 2018

Source: DfC, NI Housing Statistics

Figure 3: Standardised house price, DCSDC and NI, 2007 Q1 to 2019 Q3

Source: LPS, NI House Price Index

  • Further information on the profile of DCSDC housing can be found via the links below:

http://www.derrystrabane.com/Subsites/Derry-and-Strabane-Statistics/Housing

Economy and Labour Market

  • In 2018 the key labour market statistics, derived from the Labour Force Survey, were as follows:

 

Table 2:  Key labour market statistics, DCSDC and NI, (2018)

Category

DCSDC

NI

Total

Rate

Rate

Employment (16+)

60,000

52.8%

58.0%

Employment (16-64)

59,000

61.6%

70.0%

Economically Inactive (16+)

50,000

43.6%

39.8%

Economically Inactive (16-64)

33,000

34.1%

27.2%

Economically Inactive (16-64) (exc’ students) 

21,000

22.2%

20.0%

Figure 4: 16-64 employment rate, DCSDC and NI, 2013 – 2018

Figure 5: 16-64 inactivity rate, DCSDC and NI, 2013 – 2018

Source: NISRA, Labour Force Survey

The NI claimant count consists of all people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) plus out-of-work Universal Credit (UC) claimants who were claiming principally for the reason of being unemployed.

  • In November 2019, unemployment, as measured by the Claimant Count
    [1] stood at 4,395 claimants or 4.6% of those aged 16-64.  The respective rate for NI was 2.5%.

 

Figure 6: Claimant Count, DCSDC and NI, 2015 – 2019

Source: NISRA, NI Claimant Count

 

  • Additional key economy / labour market statistics include:

 

  • The median gross full-time annual pay for someone living in DCSDC stood at £24,774 in 2019. For those, working in DCSDC it stood at £24,599.  In NI as a whole, the equivalent figure was £27,434.

 

  • In 2019 there were 5,260 VAT and/or PAYE registered businesses in DCSDC (75,490 in NI).
  • In turn, these companies provided 58,200 employee jobs within DCSDC in 2018.  This equated to 7.7% of NI total of 759,400.
  • In 2018, there were 24,895 farms in NI of which 1,771 (7.1%) operated in DCSDC.   The agriculture labour force in DCSDC stood at 3,510.

 

  • Further information on the profile of DCSDC labour market can be found via the link below:

 

http://www.derrystrabane.com/Subsites/Derry-and-Strabane-Statistics/Economy-and-Labour-Market

Table 3: Sales and exports by broad destination, 2018*

 

Destination*

DCSDC 

NI

Firms

(£m)

Firms

(£m)

NI Seller

 2,692 

£1,663

 46,125 

£46,721

GB Seller

 586 

£224

 8,147 

£10,556

RoI Seller

 669 

£198

 8,631 

£4,169

Rest EU Seller

 174 

£39

 2,124 

£2,460

Rest of World Seller

 68 

£196

 1,784 

£4,532

 

 

 

 

 

External Seller (Outside NI)

 999 

£657

 12,986 

£21,717

Exporter (Outside UK)

 675 

£433

 9,384 

£11,160

*Categories are not mutually exclusive

The methodology used to compute these counts is in its infancy and, at this stage, the estimates should be considered as experimental statistics. 

Figure 7: Gross Value Added (GVA) and Gross Domestic Product (GDP), 

     1998 – 2018, current prices (£ million) – DCSDC 

Figure 8: GVA per head (£) and GDP per head, 2018, current prices (£) –     

                DCSDC and NI

 

[1] Claimant Count deemed ‘experimental statistics’ until full roll out of Universal Credit.