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.

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 four districts areas are:

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

The NI Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) provide further information.

Employment figures
In 2013 there were approximately 84,000 employee jobs according to the Department for the Economy's (DfE) Census of Employment.

DfE provide a range of economic and labour market figures.