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Appendix 8 Statistical Compendium: Table 5 Households in Urban and Rural Areas 1971 - 1991

Area
Households 1971 Households 1981 Households 1991 Change 1971-1981 Change 1981-1991 Change 1971-1991
Belfast Urban Area
177,400
41.5%
167,500
36.2%
177,900
33.5%
(9,900)
-5.6%
10,400
6.2%
500
0.3%
District Towns
110,000
25. %
138,300
29.9%
163,400
30.8%
28,300
25.7%
25,100
18.1%
53,400
48.5%
Rural Areas
140,000
32.8 %
156,500
33.9%
189,000
35.6%
16,500
11.8%
32,500
20.8%
49,000
35.0%
Rural Towns
%
28,300
6.6%
38,700
8.4%
58,400
11.0%
10,400
36.7%
19,700
50.9%
30,100
106.4%
Small Settlements
%
23,600
5.5%
26,000
5.6%
28,000
5.3%
2,400
10.2%
2,000
7.7%
4,400
18.6%
Countryside
%
88,100
20.6%
91,800
19.9%
102,600
19.3%
3,700
4.2%
10,800
11.8%
14,500
16.5%
Total 427,400 462,300 530,300 34,900 68,000 102,900
Definition and Source: As for Table 1
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