Businesses in Belfast


Business Distribution by Industry
 Shopping: 20%
 Professional Services: 12.4%
 Restaurants: 11.7%
 Industry: 6.7%
 Food: 5.8%
 Home Services: 5.5%
 Medical: 5.4%
 Other: 32.6%
Industry DescriptionNumber of EstablishmentsAverage Age of BusinessAverage Google RatingBusinesses per 1,000 residents
Car repair36637.9 years4.41.1
Beauty salons49415.1 years4.61.5
Government agencies33920.8 years4.51.0
Public administration3244.21.0
Secondary education2424.10.7
Loan companies3744.11.1
Convenience stores2354.10.7
Grocery stores and supermarkets42865.3 years4.31.3
Street vendors3064.10.9
General contractors3734.21.1
Real estate3553.81.1
Other accommodation2234.20.7
Other membership organizations59518.5 years4.41.8
Wholesale of machinery27666.9 years4.50.8
Health and medical7764.12.3
Advertising and marketing2254.40.7
Corporate management4334.31.3
Lawyers legal2824.30.8
Specialized design2584.70.8
Technical construction services33261.6 years4.41.0
Bars, pubs and taverns40920.3 years4.31.2
Cafes53115.1 years4.31.6
Fast food restaurants2814.00.8
Clothing stores4674.21.4
Electronics stores49646.6 years4.11.5
Furniture stores2254.30.7
Hardware stores30342.3 years4.20.9
Household appliances and goods28052.4 years4.30.8
Office supplies and stationery stores38566.2 years4.31.2
Pharmacies and drug stores2984.40.9
Shopping other58947 years4.21.8
Area of Belfast, Northern Ireland115 km²
Male Population160,087 (48%)
Female Population173,367 (52%)
Population change from 1975 to 2015 -12.3%
Population change from 2000 to 2015 +0.7%
Median Age35.3
Male Median Age33.9
Female Median Age36.5
Area Codes28
NeighborhoodsCarryduff, Castlereagh, City Centre, Dundonald, Dunmurry, East Belfast, Queen Quarter, Queen's Quarter, The Cathedral Quarter
Local TimeFriday 1:58 AM
TimezoneBritish Summer Time
Weather12.8°C overcast clouds
Lat & Lng54.59682° / -5.92541°
Postal CodesBT1BT10BT11BT12BT13More

Belfast, Northern Ireland - Map

Belfast, Northern Ireland Population

Years 1975 to 2015
Population Density3,305 / km²2,989 / km²2,879 / km²2,899 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Belfast Population change from 2000 to 2015

Increase of 0.7% from year 2000 to 2015
LocationChange since 1975Change since 1990Change since 2000
Belfast, Northern Ireland-12.3%-3%+0.7%
United Kingdom+15.2%+13.3%+9.9%
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Belfast, Northern Ireland Median Age

Median Age: 35.3 years
LocationMedian AgeMedian Age (Female)Median Age (Male)
Belfast, Northern Ireland35.3 years36.5 years33.9 years
BFS35.3 years36.5 years33.9 years
United Kingdom39.6 years40.6 years38.5 years
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Belfast, Northern Ireland Population Tree

Population By Age and Gender
Under 511,13210,58321,715
85 Plus1,9444,6946,639
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Belfast, Northern Ireland Population Density

Population Density: 2,899 / km²
LocationPopulationAreaPopulation Density
Belfast, Northern Ireland333,454115 km²2,899 / km²
BFS333,454137.6 km²2,422 / km²
United Kingdom64.5 million247,916.6 km²260.3 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Belfast, Northern Ireland Projected Population

Estimated Population from 1975 to 2100
1. JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid
2. CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)
3. [Link] Klein Goldewijk, K., Beusen, A., Doelman, J., and Stehfest, E.: Anthropogenic land use estimates for the Holocene – HYDE 3.2, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 927–953,, 2017.


Business Distribution by neighborhood in Belfast
 City Centre: 15.2%
 Dunmurry: 9.8%
 Castlereagh: 7.7%
 Carryduff: 5.7%
 Other: 61.7%

Business distribution by price for Belfast, Northern Ireland

 Inexpensive: 40.3%
 Moderate: 39.2%
 Expensive: 12.4%
 Very Expensive: 8.1%

Human Development Index (HDI)

Statistic composite index of life expectancy, education, and per capita income.
Sources: [Link] Kummu, M., Taka, M. & Guillaume, J. Gridded global datasets for Gross Domestic Product and Human Development Index over 1990–2015. Sci Data 5, 180004 (2018) doi:10.1038/sdata.2018.4

Belfast, Northern Ireland CO2 Emissions

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Per Capita in Tonnes Per Year
LocationCO2 EmissionsCO2 Emissions Per CapitaCO2 Emissions Intensity
Belfast, Northern Ireland3,341,548 t10 t29,058 t/km²
BFS3,341,548 t10 t24,277 t/km²
United Kingdom735,672,543 t11.4 t2,967 t/km²
Sources: [Link] Moran, D., Kanemoto K; Jiborn, M., Wood, R., Többen, J., and Seto, K.C. (2018) Carbon footprints of 13,000 cities. Environmental Research Letters DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aac72a

Belfast, Northern Ireland CO2 Emissions

2013 CO2 emissions (tonnes/year)3,341,548 t
2013 CO2 emissions (tonnes/year) per capita10 t
2013 CO2 emissions intensity (tonnes/km²/year)29,058 t/km²

Natural Hazards Risk

Relative risk out of 10
FloodMedium (4)
* Risk, particularly concerning flood or landslide, may not be for the entire area.
1. Dilley, M., R.S. Chen, U. Deichmann, A.L. Lerner-Lam, M. Arnold, J. Agwe, P. Buys, O. Kjekstad, B. Lyon, and G. Yetman. 2005. Natural Disaster Hotspots: A Global Risk Analysis. Washington, D.C.: World Bank.
2. Center for Hazards and Risk Research - CHRR - Columbia University, Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University. 2005. Global Flood Hazard Frequency and Distribution. Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC).

Belfast, Northern Ireland

(/ˈbɛl.fɑːst/ or /ˈbɛl.fæst/; from Irish: Béal Feirste, meaning "mouth of the sandbanks") is the capital and largest city of Northern Ireland. Most of Belfast, including the city centre, is in County Antrim, but parts of East and South Belfast are ..  ︎  Belfast Wikipedia Page

Postal Codes

Percentage of businesses by Postal Codes in Belfast
 Postal Code BT1: 15%
 Postal Code BT9: 9.4%
 Postal Code BT12: 7.9%
 Postal Code BT7: 7.5%
 Postal Code BT5: 7.1%
 Postal Code BT4: 6.9%
 Postal Code BT15: 5.7%
 Postal Code BT6: 5.6%
 Postal Code BT3: 5.4%
 Other: 29.4%

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