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Jordanstown is located in Northern Ireland
 Jordanstown shown within Northern Ireland
Population 5,494 (2001 Census)
District Newtownabbey
County County Antrim
Country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district BT37
Dialling code 028
EU Parliament Northern Ireland
UK Parliament East Antrim
NI Assembly East Antrim
List of places
Northern Ireland
Shore Road in Jordanstown in 2008

Jordanstown is the name of a townland (of 964 acres)[1] and electoral ward in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It is within the urban area of Newtownabbey and the Newtownabbey Borough Council area. It is also situated in the civil parish of Carnmoney and the historic barony of Belfast Lower.[1] It had a population of 5494 in the 2001 census, with an average age of 34.3; 10.4% were from a Catholic background and 83.5% Protestant.[2]

Jordanstown includes a University of Ulster campus, a bowling club, a few schools and shops. It also has a beach and seafront park area called Loughshore Park, which hosts various events throughout the year including the three day Loughshore Festival over the last weekend in August. The park sits on the shore of Belfast Lough. Jordanstown has been voted 5th most attractive place to live in Northern Ireland by the NI Neighbourhood Information Service.


  • Education 1
  • History 2
    • The Troubles 2.1
  • Transport 3
  • Churches 4
  • Sport 5
  • Local councillors and MLAs 6
  • 2001 Census 7
  • See also 8
  • References 9


  • Whiteabbey Primary School
  • Jordanstown Schools for the Deaf and Blind.
  • Thornfield House School for those with Specific Speech Impairments.
  • Rosstulla Special School
  • Monkstown Community High School
  • Belfast High School
  • University of Ulster
  • Diveskool Dive Centre Recreational Diver Training.


Jordanstown was a semi-rural district until the 1950s when it expanded rapidly with the construction of new housing. Middle-class families were attracted to the area due to its location adjacent to Belfast Lough and the railway station, which provides access to Belfast City Centre.

The Troubles

For more information see The Troubles in Jordanstown



  • St. Patrick's Church (Church of Ireland)
  • Whiteabbey Presbyterian Church


U.U.J. F.C. play association football in the Northern Amateur Football League.

Local councillors and MLAs

Jordanstown is covered by the University district electoral area of Newtownabbey Borough Council.

  • Jordanstown councillors

Local Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) for the area include:

  • Sammy Wilson (DUP)
  • David Hilditch (DUP)
  • Alastair Ross (DUP)
  • Roy Beggs (UUP)
  • Ken Robinson (UUP)
  • Sean Neeson (Alliance)

2001 Census

Jordanstown is a small settlement within Belfast Metropolitan Urban Area (BMUA). On Census day (29 April 2001) there were 5,494 people living in Jordanstown. Of these:

  • 16.9% were under 16 years old and 48.9% were aged 60 and above;
  • 32.6% of the population were male and 50.5% were female; * 1.4% were from a Catholic Community Background and 67.5% were from the Protestant and Christian Community Backgrounds, 29% other religions

See also


  1. ^ a b "Jordanstown". IreAtlas Townlands Database. Retrieved 12 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Jordanstown", NINIS,
  3. ^ "Jordanstown station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-08-28. 
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