The Population Statistics Section within Demography and Methodology Branch (DMB), NISRA, provides accurate, timely, user friendly and easily accessible
National Statistics relating to Population Estimates, Projections and Migration. The statistics are widely used in policy development in areas such as
housing, healthcare and education, as well as being used to allocate public funds to the Northern Ireland Executive through the Barnett formula. The
statistics are also of interest to those involved in research & academia, and are widely used to express other statistics as a rate, and thus enable
comparisons across the United Kingdom and other countries.
This report provides estimates of the population of Northern Ireland as of 30 June 2015. Figures are available by single year of age and sex for Local Government Districts,
Health Areas, NUTSIII Areas, former Education and Library Boards and Parliamentary Constituencies. For smaller areas (i.e. Super output Areas and Electoral Wards) figures are available by broad age bands and sex.
On 8th August 2016, after confirming the provision of evidence demonstrating the actions that NISRA had taken to address the requirements in Assessment Report 312,
the UK Statistics Authority confirmed designation for the Population Estimates and Projections in Northern Ireland.
A list of our main publications is given below, including a short description of
their content and the current release schedule for each. Further information is contained within the report links.
Please see our
current workplan 16/17 for further details. Our
previous workplan 15/16 is also available for information.
Mid-Year Population Estimates
Estimates of the population of Northern Ireland as of 30 June each year by age and sex. Figures are available by single year of age and sex for Local Government Districts,
Health Areas, NUTSIII Areas, former Education and Library Boards and Parliamentary Constituencies. For smaller areas (i.e. Super output Areas and Electoral Wards), figures are available by broad age bands and sex.
Long-Term International Migration Statistics Estimates for long-term migration, defined as persons who change residence for a year or
more, by age and sex. Figures are available for Northern Ireland and Local Government Districts.
Population Projections for Areas Within Northern Ireland Projected future population for areas within Northern Ireland.
Figures are available for Local Government Districts, Health Areas, NUTSIII Areas and former Education and Library Boards.
Household Projections* Projected future number of households in Northern Ireland, and areas within Northern Ireland, by household
type and size. Figures are available for Northern Ireland, Local Government Districts, Health Areas and NUTSIII Areas.
*Commissioned product - subject to available resources and funding.
Administrative Data Sources Information on the various administrative data sources used for population and migration estimates and population projections.
Interactive Content Population pyramids, interactive maps and infographics on population, migration and households.
Commissioned Outputs User-specific request for population and migration statistics made available for general use.
Supporting Documentation National Statistics assessments, user engagement, presentations, minutes of meetings, data supplier links.
National Statistics Information relating to the National Statistics designation for Population Statistics.
UK Comparability A report outlining the methodological and data differences between the devolved administrations' production of key population outputs, including
a measure of materiality of difference.
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