What percentage of Derry is Catholic?


What percentage of Derry is Catholic?

What percentage of Derry is Catholic?

Although Derry was originally an almost exclusively Protestant city, it has become increasingly Catholic over recent centuries. At the last (1991) census, the population of the Derry Local Government District was approximately 69% Catholic.

Is Northern Ireland mostly Catholic or Protestant?

Like Great Britain (but unlike most of the Republic of Ireland), Northern Ireland has a plurality of Protestants (48% of the resident population are either Protestant, or brought up Protestant, while 45% of the resident population are either Catholic, or brought up Catholic, according to the 2011 census) and its people ...

Is down Catholic or Protestant?

It was one of two counties of Northern Ireland to have a Protestant majority at the 2001 census. The other Protestant majority County is County Antrim to the north....County Down.
County Down Contae an Dúin Coontie Doon/Countie Doun
Establishedearly 16th century
County townDownpatrick
Total961 sq mi (2,489 km2)

Is Southern Ireland mainly Catholic?

Ireland has two main religious groups. The majority of Irish are Roman Catholic, and a smaller number are Protestant (mostly Anglicans and Presbyterians).

Are there any Protestants in the city of Derry?

  • In time, the Protestants of Derry drifted over to the Waterside leaving the Cityside (as it is now known) almost entirely Catholic. Only a small area near the city walls, known as the Fountain, contains a community of Protestants. The Cityside itself has grown very quickly in the past 20 years, mainly in a northerly direction.

What's the difference between Londonderry and Derry in Northern Ireland?

  • The name "Derry" is preferred by nationalists and it is broadly used throughout Northern Ireland's Catholic community, as well as that of the Republic of Ireland, whereas many unionists prefer "Londonderry"; however in everyday conversation Derry is used by most Protestant residents of the city.

What's the difference between Catholic and Protestant in Northern Ireland?

  • Difference between percentage of Catholics and percentage of Protestants in the current districts at the time of the 2011 census. Weaker colours indicate more mixed districts. Stronger colours indicate greater predominance of either Catholics (blue) or Protestants (red).

Are there more unionists or Catholics in Northern Ireland?

  • These figures are presented here as an approximation of the community balance, without implying any particular significance to the absolute figures. Not all Protestants are unionists, and not all Catholics are nationalist. For information on recent communal conflicts in Northern Ireland, see the Troubles.

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