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  • Irish: an Baile Meánach

Ballymena town hall
Population28,717 (2001 Census)
Irish grid referenceD1003
• Belfast28 miles (45 km) SE
CountryNorthern Ireland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtBT42
Dialling code028
PoliceNorthern Ireland
FireNorthern Ireland
AmbulanceNorthern Ireland
UK Parliament
NI Assembly
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Ballymena signal box
Ballymena railway bridge crossing the Galgorm road with a brick building to the right which is sadly no longer with us
Old train station at Ballymena
New Ballymena train station

Ballymena is a town in Northern Ireland, in the United Kingdom. The actor Liam Neeson[4] and the politician and church minister Ian Paisley used to live in the town.

Population facts[change | change source]

On 29 April 2001 the United Kingdom government had a census and found that there were 28,717 people living in Ballymena. They also found that:

  • 21.6% of people living in Ballymena were over 16 years old and 19.6% were over 60 years old
  • 47.5% were male and 52.5% were female
  • 24.2% were from a Roman Catholic background and 72.2% were from a Protestant background.
  • 3.9% of people aged from 16 to 74 had no job.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "NMSC annual report 2002 – Ulster-Scots" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-08-29. Retrieved 2012-12-27.
  2. Carrick Castle – Ulster-Scots NI Dept of the Environment.
  3. The Online Scots Dictionary Archived 2014-03-28 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 24 August 2012.
  4. The Guardian Film website.
  5. Northern Ireland Neighbourhood Information Service website