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Ballyclare (historically Bellaclare; from Irish Bealach Cláir, meaning "pass of the plain") is a small town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It had a population of 18,441, including the surrounding townland, as of 2016. The town itself has a population of 9,919, according to the 2011 census. Under the reorganisation of Northern Ireland local government in 1973, Ballyclare lost its urban district status and became part of Newtownabbey Borough. It is now part of Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council It sits on the river Six Mile Water. To the north is the remnant of Craig Hill, which once provided a wooded backdrop but is now covered with modern housing. Much of the Craig Hill has been quarried for its basalt.The town probably owes its origins to its being a crossing point of the river, the strategic importance of which is shown by existence of a small Norman motte on the south side of the river and presently located in the War Memorial Park. The broad main street dates from the 17th century. In the centre of the town is the Market Square with the Town Hall. The town grew in the 19th century with the coming of the railway and it became an important industrial town with a large paper mill in the South West of the town and a large Linen Bleach Green . These factories gave their names to the roads leading to them, the Mill Road and the Green Road, but have been closed for some time. It is now a local service centre with a significant dormitory role in relation to Belfast. It is the main focus within the rural area for shopping, education and recreation.


If you are looking for travel information of Ballyclare in United Kingdom, you've come to the right place. Ballyclare is located at a short trip away from Belfast a major city in United Kingdom. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Belfast for its bountiful attractions like Titanic Belfast, Crumlin Road Gaol, Ulster Museum on your trip to Ballyclare. Also, to reach Ballyclare, you'll have to take a flight to Belfast; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Tour packages of Ballyclare are of 1 to 2 days duration.

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Facts and Stats for Ballyclare*

  • Pollution Statistics in Ballyclare

    Know the pollution level of Ballyclare before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 13.75 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 15.38 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 39.29 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 26.79 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 7.14 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 23.21 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 7.35 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 21.43 (Low)
  • Ballyclare: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Ballyclare for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Ballyclare.

    • Burglary and Theft 42.35 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 31.77 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 38.78 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 25.52 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 38.02 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 44.27 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 54.59 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 85.2 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50.51 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 41.15 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 42.71 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 54.59 (Moderate)
  • Living in Ballyclare - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Ballyclare is 185.56 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 58.14 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 90.84 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 18.39 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 27.5 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 68.9 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 66.01 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.93 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 99.09 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Ballyclare

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Ballyclare

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.18 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.37 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 43.05 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 91.73 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 79.87 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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