Antrim Mid: New Boundaries 2018 Calculation

Antrim Mid: Overview

Projection: DUP seat

Implied MP at 2017:Ian Paisley  (DUP)
County/Area:Antrim (Northern Ireland)

PartyImplied 2017 VotesImplied 2017 Share
DUP Majority16,36836.8%

See overview of other seats in Northern Ireland.

Antrim Mid : Political and Demographic indicators

The table below shows some political and demographic numerical indicators for the new Antrim Mid constituency, the 'Northern Ireland' area and nation.

The demographic measures are from the 2011 Census and include categories relating to national identity, economic activity, health and education. These categories are those which have the most relevance to political attitudes.

Indicator Seat Northern IrelandAll UK
Party Winner 2019DUPDUPCON
Party Winner 2017DUPDUPCON
Party Winner 2015DUPDUPCON
EU Leave %59%44%52%
British Identity52%40%29%
Good Health49%48%48%
UK Born95%93%87%
Good Education34%36%39%
Good Job45%47%51%
High SEC59%57%51%
Average Age48.147.248.3
ABC1 Class43%46%53%

Antrim Mid ranks #167 for "Leave", out of 600 new seats.

Indicators: Legend and Descriptions
View the colour scheme used in the table above

The colour scheme used in the table above is explained in the legend table below. The eight census indicators (British Identity, Good Health, UK Born, Good Education, Good Job, High SEC, Average Age and AB1 Class) all use the same 'Census' colour scheme indicating whether the area's level is above or below the national average.

TopicCat 1Cat 2Cat 3Cat 4Cat 5
EU Leave % Very Remain Remain Balanced Leave Very Leave
Census Very Low Low Medium High Very High

Indicator definitions are given in terms of political data definitions or census categories:

Definition / Included Census Categories
Party WinnerArea party winner : actual election result or projected by Electoral Calculus
EU Leave %EU Referendum vote share for 'Leave' : actual result or estimate
British IdentityNational Identity (KS202)Those answering British, British-Other, or Scottish-British
Good HealthHealth (KS301)Those answering 'Very Good Health'
UK BornCountry of Birth (QS203)Those answering England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, GB Other, or UK Other
Good EducationHighest level of Qualification (QS501)Level 3 (A-level equivalent) or Level 4+ (degree equivalent)
Good JobOccupation (QS606)Occupation codes 1xx to 4xx (Managers, Professionals, Associates, and office workers)
High SECNS-SeC of Household Reference Person (QS609)National Statistics Socio-economic Classification from 1 to 4 (higher managers and professionals, lower managers and professionals, intermediate occupations, small employers and self-employed).
Average AgeAge (QS103)Average age of adults (18 years and above)
ABC1 ClassApproximated Social Grade (QS611)Approximated social grades A, B and C1

Antrim Mid: Map

Boundary Lines courtesy of Ordnance Survey OpenData © Crown copyright 2015, Map © OpenStreetMap contributors


This page shows the detail of the calculations performed to estimate the general election result for 2017 had the new boundaries for Antrim Mid been in force at that time. The basic idea of the calculation is to look at the district council wards which make up the new seat, and estimate how they voted in 2017. This estimate is based on the recent local election results in those wards, with adjustments made to allow for different turnouts and different voting patterns for local and general elections.

In many cases, wards are divided between several old constituencies or between new constituencies. So the same ward may be shown more than once, but the electorate shown will reflect that ward sub-section.

Election results from a recent local election are given. This is usually the local election closest to 2015 from the period 2012-2015. For multiple-member wards, the votes shown are the sum of the votes cast for all candidates of each party. A negative number indicates candidate(s) elected unopposed.

Calculation method

There are two problems with using the raw (actual) local election results to imply general election results ward-by-ward. Firstly, turnout can be different between local and general elections, which means that the total number of local votes cast does not equal the number of votes cast in each old seat at the general election. To correct for this, we adjust the local votes to match the general election turnout. Each ward's result is scaled, whilst keeping constant the percentage support for each party, so that the total turnout adds up to the old seat's general election turnout. All wards in the old seat are assumed to have the same percentage turnout.

Secondly, even though we now have the correct number of votes in the old seat, the party totals will not match the general election result. Some parties do better at the local election than the general election, and others do vice versa. We call these strong and weak parties respectively. The next step is to transfer votes from strong parties to weak parties. This is done by taking votes proportionally away from strong parties and putting them in a transfer pool. For instance if a party got 12,500 local votes, but only 10,000 general election votes, it will lose 20% over all the wards. These votes in each ward will be put in the ward's transfer pool and allocated to the weak parties. Weak parties will get votes transferred to them in proportion to the votes they need over the old seat. For instance, if two weak parties need 4,000 and 1,000 votes respectively, the first party will get 80% of each ward's transfer pool and the second party will get 20% of each ward's transfer pool. The transfer of votes between parties is done using the Electoral Calculus Transition Model.

More details of the calculation formulas are available.

List of old seats forming part of Antrim Mid

The old seat(s) needed are:

Old seat: Antrim East

The table shows the transfer-adjusted results for each ward in the old seat of Antrim East, as well as showing which new seat each ward is in.

Old seat: Antrim EastTransfer-adjusted Results
New SeatUUP
Antrim and NewtownabbeyAbbey1,437Belfast North1656510176092021871
Antrim and NewtownabbeyBallyduff761Antrim East78727761027011461
Antrim and NewtownabbeyCarnmoney Hill355Belfast North1061483101605216
Antrim and NewtownabbeyJordanstown2,199Antrim East221207002870740301,332
Antrim and NewtownabbeyMonkstown2,514Belfast North232258932460900381,524
Antrim and NewtownabbeyRostulla3,107Antrim East2952896745001020421,884
Causeway Coast and GlensLurigethan2,063Antrim East241455997903710321,250
Causeway Coast and GlensTorr Head and Rathlin813Causeway1754241290140012493
Mid and East AntrimBallycarry and Glynn2,316Antrim East262228141910810341,404
Mid and East AntrimBoneybefore2,117Antrim East162237642190810351,284
Mid and East AntrimBurleigh Hill2,040Antrim East209197261850690291,237
Mid and East AntrimCairncastle2,297Antrim East14714472720701350321,392
Mid and East AntrimCarnlough and Glenarm2,207Antrim East541446558103720321,338
Mid and East AntrimCastle2,546Antrim East722996832501020471,543
Mid and East AntrimCraigyhill2,833Antrim East125771,01321602400461,717
Mid and East AntrimCurran and Inver2,419Antrim East2752380018701460361,467
Mid and East AntrimGardenmore2,360Antrim East9210280319302050361,431
Mid and East AntrimGlenwhirry188Antrim Mid968260803114
Mid and East AntrimGortalee2,307Antrim East198228242410800331,398
Mid and East AntrimGreenisland2,284Antrim East221217452920760311,386
Mid and East AntrimIslandmagee2,260Antrim East248227452440790331,371
Mid and East AntrimKilroot2,992Antrim East183331,12630101190521,814
Mid and East AntrimKilwaughter2,824Antrim East3372898322101010431,713
Mid and East AntrimLove Lane2,286Antrim East118268752330930411,386
Mid and East AntrimSlemish244Antrim Mid108106801203147
Mid and East AntrimSunnylands2,985Antrim East219311,16024401100471,811
Mid and East AntrimThe Maidens2,562Antrim East1267989115802580411,553
Mid and East AntrimVictoria2,630Antrim East95311,02828501090481,596
Mid and East AntrimWhitehead South2,485Antrim East213238073440850351,507
Mid and East AntrimWoodburn2,478Antrim East257238982060840351,503
 Total62,909 4,5251,27721,8755,94603,557096338,143

The full details of these calculations are given on the Antrim East seat details page. Click on "Show workings".

Old seat: Antrim North

The table shows the transfer-adjusted results for each ward in the old seat of Antrim North, as well as showing which new seat each ward is in.

Old seat: Antrim NorthTransfer-adjusted Results
New SeatUUP
Causeway Coast and GlensBallycastle2,417Causeway461476786905228601,548
Causeway Coast and GlensBallymoney East2,222Causeway132219078901779701,423
Causeway Coast and GlensBallymoney North2,332Causeway1423392411201849901,494
Causeway Coast and GlensBallymoney South2,156Causeway129208766701959401,381
Causeway Coast and GlensClogh Mills2,642Antrim Mid1249188669041410801,692
Causeway Coast and GlensDervock2,551Causeway175411,060106013611601,634
Causeway Coast and GlensDunloy2,425Antrim Mid711486894105307401,553
Causeway Coast and GlensGiant's Causeway2,410Causeway166341,001104012811101,544
Causeway Coast and GlensKinbane2,469Causeway991317876304069501,581
Causeway Coast and GlensLoughguile and Stranocum2,549Antrim Mid1001417684504869201,632
Causeway Coast and GlensRasharkin2,738Antrim Mid12310589053047510801,754
Causeway Coast and GlensRoute2,294Causeway1412593011801579801,469
Causeway Coast and GlensTorr Head and Rathlin1,596Causeway45964572703425601,023
Mid and East AntrimAcademy1,911Antrim Mid93114740990978201,225
Mid and East AntrimAhoghill2,487Antrim Mid171241,011123015011401,593
Mid and East AntrimArdeevin2,459Antrim Mid80169909180012711001,575
Mid and East AntrimBallee and Harryville2,320Antrim Mid97221,08758011910401,487
Mid and East AntrimBallykeel2,266Antrim Mid565899559013215201,452
Mid and East AntrimBraidwater2,287Antrim Mid1917276452035610201,465
Mid and East AntrimBroughshane2,455Antrim Mid140351,0919401169801,574
Mid and East AntrimCastle Demesne2,346Antrim Mid2513592097014418101,502
Mid and East AntrimCullybackey2,021Antrim Mid141208367701259501,294
Mid and East AntrimFair Green2,792Antrim Mid25219963100034613601,789
Mid and East AntrimGalgorm2,206Antrim Mid1432187116701149701,413
Mid and East AntrimGlenravel2,309Antrim Mid681576914104626001,479
Mid and East AntrimGlenwhirry1,971Antrim Mid11342877580947901,263
Mid and East AntrimGrange2,399Antrim Mid1272178811603879701,536
Mid and East AntrimKells2,386Antrim Mid138261,0807401149601,528
Mid and East AntrimKirkinriola2,119Antrim Mid121579247101018401,358
Mid and East AntrimMaine2,093Antrim Mid139208158001939301,340
Mid and East AntrimPark2,089Antrim Mid6716978888011511001,337
Mid and East AntrimPortglenone2,134Antrim Mid121197216903488801,366
Mid and East AntrimSlemish1,804Antrim Mid10441795560867301,155
 Total75,655 3,4812,57428,5192,72207,8783,285048,459

The full details of these calculations are given on the Antrim North seat details page. Click on "Show workings".

Old seat: Antrim South

The table shows the transfer-adjusted results for each ward in the old seat of Antrim South, as well as showing which new seat each ward is in.

Old seat: Antrim SouthTransfer-adjusted Results
New SeatUUP
Antrim and NewtownabbeyAldergrove2,983Antrim South5621716771490328001,887
Antrim and NewtownabbeyAntrim Centre2,543Antrim South5001145731290293001,609
Antrim and NewtownabbeyBallyclare East2,875Antrim East629258371480180001,819
Antrim and NewtownabbeyBallyclare West2,386Antrim East553206941020141001,510
Antrim and NewtownabbeyBallyduff1,425Antrim East320114008508500901
Antrim and NewtownabbeyBallyhenry971Belfast North189282297409400614
Antrim and NewtownabbeyBallynure2,304Antrim East566186431030128001,458
Antrim and NewtownabbeyBallyrobert2,331Antrim East56918662940131001,474
Antrim and NewtownabbeyBurnthill1,964Belfast North390205591310143001,243
Antrim and NewtownabbeyCarnmoney1,739Belfast North360224741070137001,100
Antrim and NewtownabbeyCarnmoney Hill251Belfast North322931701500159
Antrim and NewtownabbeyClady2,238Antrim South497121442500306001,416
Antrim and NewtownabbeyCranfield2,239Antrim Mid346121509780363001,417
Antrim and NewtownabbeyCrumlin2,722Antrim South381156372340779001,722
Antrim and NewtownabbeyDoagh2,295Antrim Mid573186161160130001,453
Antrim and NewtownabbeyFairview2,122Antrim East487175581510129001,342
Antrim and NewtownabbeyFountain Hill2,129Antrim South472985021480127001,347
Antrim and NewtownabbeyGreystone2,156Antrim South426456251170151001,364
Antrim and NewtownabbeyHightown738Belfast North1233214146012600468
Antrim and NewtownabbeyJordanstown170Antrim East421391501000107
Antrim and NewtownabbeyMallusk3,217Antrim South6781846041570412002,035
Antrim and NewtownabbeyMossley2,533Antrim East564207081570153001,602
Antrim and NewtownabbeyParkgate2,098Antrim Mid42662631990109001,327
Antrim and NewtownabbeyRandalstown2,512Antrim Mid318141482730575001,589
Antrim and NewtownabbeyShilvodan2,345Antrim Mid3951265541030304001,482
Antrim and NewtownabbeySpringfarm3,388Antrim South6611927212230346002,143
Antrim and NewtownabbeySteeple2,486Antrim South510457321380148001,573
Antrim and NewtownabbeyStiles2,634Antrim South4451156041620340001,666
Antrim and NewtownabbeyTemplepatrick2,142Antrim South523815301040117001,355
Antrim and NewtownabbeyToome2,443Antrim Mid294145347330726001,545
Lisburn and CastlereaghGlenavy2,453Antrim South281139504340594001,552
Lisburn and CastlereaghStonyford1,415Antrim South1905544328017900895
 Total68,247 13,3022,36316,5053,20507,7990043,174

The full details of these calculations are given on the Antrim South seat details page. Click on "Show workings".

New seat: Antrim Mid

The new seat of Antrim Mid is made up of the following wards, with the transfer-adjusted votes shown.

New seat: Antrim Mid
Old Seat UUP
Antrim and NewtownabbeyCranfield2,239Antrim South346121509780363001,417
Antrim and NewtownabbeyDoagh2,295Antrim South573186161160130001,453
Antrim and NewtownabbeyParkgate2,098Antrim South42662631990109001,327
Antrim and NewtownabbeyRandalstown2,512Antrim South318141482730575001,589
Antrim and NewtownabbeyShilvodan2,345Antrim South3951265541030304001,482
Antrim and NewtownabbeyToome2,443Antrim South294145347330726001,545
Causeway Coast and GlensClogh Mills2,642Antrim North1249188669041410801,692
Causeway Coast and GlensDunloy2,425Antrim North711486894105307401,553
Causeway Coast and GlensLoughguile and Stranocum2,549Antrim North1001417684504869201,632
Causeway Coast and GlensRasharkin2,738Antrim North12310589053047510801,754
Mid and East AntrimAcademy1,911Antrim North93114740990978201,225
Mid and East AntrimAhoghill2,487Antrim North171241,011123015011401,593
Mid and East AntrimArdeevin2,459Antrim North80169909180012711001,575
Mid and East AntrimBallee and Harryville2,320Antrim North97221,08758011910401,487
Mid and East AntrimBallykeel2,266Antrim North565899559013215201,452
Mid and East AntrimBraidwater2,287Antrim North1917276452035610201,465
Mid and East AntrimBroughshane2,455Antrim North140351,0919401169801,574
Mid and East AntrimCastle Demesne2,346Antrim North2513592097014418101,502
Mid and East AntrimCullybackey2,021Antrim North141208367701259501,294
Mid and East AntrimFair Green2,792Antrim North25219963100034613601,789
Mid and East AntrimGalgorm2,206Antrim North1432187116701149701,413
Mid and East AntrimGlenravel2,309Antrim North681576914104626001,479
Mid and East AntrimGlenwhirry188Antrim East968260803114
Mid and East AntrimGlenwhirry1,971Antrim North11342877580947901,263
Mid and East AntrimGrange2,399Antrim North1272178811603879701,536
Mid and East AntrimKells2,386Antrim North138261,0807401149601,528
Mid and East AntrimKirkinriola2,119Antrim North121579247101018401,358
Mid and East AntrimMaine2,093Antrim North139208158001939301,340
Mid and East AntrimPark2,089Antrim North6716978888011511001,337
Mid and East AntrimPortglenone2,134Antrim North121197216903488801,366
Mid and East AntrimSlemish244Antrim East108106801203147
Mid and East AntrimSlemish1,804Antrim North10441795560867301,155
 Total69,572 4,7772,65324,2262,48307,8582,433644,436

And these are the implied results for 2017 for the new seat of Antrim Mid. Please note that the wards used are those of 2015 in order to be consistent with those used by the Boundary Commissions.

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