NISRA Geography

Welcome to the NISRA Geography web pages where you can access and download a range of maps and digital products that support the use of geography in developing statistics.  

CENTRAL POSTCODE DIRECTORY

The Central Postcode Directory (CPD) is the most popular product available from NISRA Geography. The CPD is freely available only to all Northern Ireland Mapping Agreement (NIMA) customers or those working on behalf of NIMA customers (this includes all Northern Ireland Civil Service Departments, Agencies, Non Departmental Public Bodies and Local Councils). Other customers may be required to pay a small licence fee to the Land and Property Services. Details are included in the Terms and Conditions below. It relates both current and terminated postcodes in Northern Ireland to a range of statutory, administrative, electoral and other area geographies. It is supplied in both MS Access and text file formats and comes with a comprehensive guidance document to assist users.

LOOKUP TABLES
New look-up tables have been designed to assist in the creation of statistics for the new 11 Local Government Districts due to come into force in 2014. A technical guidance document and look-up tables can be downloaded.

DIGITAL PRODUCTS
The range of digital products available for download are for use within both Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and also the main statistical software systems. Click on the map on the right hand side for more details on each item including links to download each product.

Products by Theme:-

2011 CENSUS GEOGRAPHY

Northern Ireland Small Areas 

Northern Ireland Super Output Areas (slightly modified) 

2001 CENSUS GEOGRAPHY

Northern Ireland Output Areas 

Northern Ireland Super Output Areas 

GRID SQUARE GEOGRAPHY

1 Kilometre Grid Square 

Combined 1 Kilometre and 100 Metre Grid Square 

POSTAL GEOGRAPHY

Central Postcode Directory July 2014

URBAN/RURAL GEOGRAPHY

Settlement Development Limits (Planning Service)

Settlement Development Limits Statistical Classification Bands

Urban - Rural Classification

OTHER GEOGRAPHY PRODUCTS

Neighbourhood Renewal Areas (DSD)

Peacelines (NIO)

Northern Ireland Travel to Work Areas

All products relate to the Irish Grid or Grid Square references, please click HERE for more information

 

USEFUL LINKS

If you require digital boundaries for Local Government Districts, Electoral Wards (1984 and 1992) or Parliamentary Constituencies contact Ordnance Survey Northern Ireland (OSNI) Telephone 028-90255755, email product.management@dfpni.gov.uk or click on the logo above to visit the OSNI website.  Administrative boundary maps can be purchased from the OSNI website or images downloaded free, please click HERE



The Northern Ireland Neighbourhood Information Service (NINIS) website holds other geography based information. Image files of maps for Health and Social Care Trusts,  Local Government Districts,  Assembly Areas,  Electoral Wards,  Super Output Areas and 2001 Census Output Areas can be downloaded from the NINIS maps page.  Locational information, such as hospitals, libraries and bus stations can be downloaded from the NINIS Statistics page.

 

NISRA Geography
Demographic Statistics
McAuley House
2-14 Castle Street
BELFAST                                             Tel:        
02890 348111
BT1 1SA   
                                            Email:    ninis.nisra@dfpni.gov.uk