County Londonderry business support

Population and workforce in County Londonderry

If you are considering locating your business in County Londonderry or marketing your products there, you should research the area carefully. For example you should find out about the people who live there. These are the potential customers and employees of your business.

Population
The total population of County Londonderry in 2011 was approximately 245,500 [population at census day, NISRA 2011]. Derry City has been one of the fastest growing urban centres in Northern Ireland for the past 25 years, and is the largest city in Northern Ireland outside Belfast.

The population totals for the 4 district councils areas are:

  • Coleraine - 59,000
  • Derry City (council area) – 107,800
  • Limavady - 33,500
  • Magherafelt - 45,000

For more details of the population of Northern Ireland district council areas you can find information at the NI Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) website.

Employment figures
In 2011 there were around 160,000 people of working age in County Londonderry, and approximately 107,000 employee jobs according to the DETI Census of Employment.

You can find a range of economic and labour market figures on the DETI website.