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Dunsilly DEA

Dunsilly is the most rural of the 7 DEAs, it includes 5 electoral wards: Cranfield, Parkgate, Randalstown, Toome & Shilvodan.

Dunsilly is the most rural of the 7 DEAs, it includes 5 electoral wards: Cranfield, Parkgate, Randalstown, Toome & Shilvodan.  The natural assets of the area are Lough Neagh and Tardree Forest.  

 
Top Facts:
  • 13% of the population of the Borough live in this DEA in 6,087 households.
  • There was a 13% population growth in this area over the 10 years 2004-2014.
  • 39% of the population of this area have dependent children.
  • Almost half (47.3%) of households have access to 2 cars/vans.
  • 38.7% of homes are owned outright.
  • There are 12 primary schools and 1,720 pupils, 1post primary school and 1,495 pupils of post primary age and 4 pre-schools.
 
Did You Know:
  • This DEA stretches from the edges of Ballyclare and Antrim to the shores of Lough Neagh.
  • There is 1 library within this area.
  • Health is good with 84% of people in good/very good health however 5.6% have a chronic illness.
  • This DEA has 3 chemists, 2 GP practices, and 3dentists.
  • There were 21 Invest NI Start ups in 2014/2015 and 8 of these were in the rural village of Parkgate.
  • 11.7% of people within this DEA provide unpaid care to sick or disabled relatives.
  • Almost 1 in 4 (16+) have no qualifications, with 27% (16+) qualified to Level 4 and above.

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Dunsilly DEA Profile

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