Northern Catholic women over three times as likely to be unemployed

Catholic women in the North are three and a half times more likely to be unemployed than Protestant women, according to new British government statistics.

This follows the release of “deprivation” statistics by the NISRA which show that three of the four areas of highest unemployment in the North are in mainly nationalist areas.Local Government
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Percentage of population living in most deprived areas in Northern Ireland by parliamentary constituency:
1 Belfast West 79%
2 Belfast North 60%
3 Foyle 46%
4 West Tyrone 31%
5 Belfast East 23%
6 Newry and Armagh 23%
7 Belfast South 19%
8 Upper Bann 18%
9 East Londonderry 13%
10 East Antrim 8%
11 Fermanagh & South Tyrone 8%
12 North Antrim 8%
13 Mid Ulster 7%
14 South Down 6%
15 South Antrim 4%
16 Lagan Valley 4%
17 Strangford 4%
18 North Down 2%

By District Council:
1 Strabane 54%
2 Belfast 48%
3 Derry 46%
4 Newry and Mourne 25%
5 Craigavon 23%
6 Limavady 17%
7 Lisburn 16%
8 Newtownabbey 13%
9 Omagh 13%
10 Moyle 13%
11 Cookstown 11%
12 Coleraine 10%
13 Ballymena 10%
14 Dungannon 9%
15 Fermanagh 9%
16 Larne 8%
17 Carrickfergus 8%
18 Armagh 7%
19 Antrim 6%
20 Down 6%
21 Castlereagh 5%
22 Ards 3%
23 North Down 3%
24 Magherafelt 1%
25 Ballymoney 1%
26 Banbridge 0%

Most deprived small areas are:
Belfast Whiterock
Belfast Shankill
Belfast Falls
Belfast Crumlin
Belfast New Lodge
Belfast Ballymacarrett
Derry Creggan Central
Belfast Upper Springfield
Belfast Ardoyne
Belfast New Lodge
Derry Brandywell
Belfast Duncairn
Belfast Woodvale
Belfast The Mount
Belfast Water Works
Derry Shantallow West
Derry Crevagh
Strabane East
Derry Strand
Belfast Glencairn