Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency

Statistics and research support


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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.

Official Statistics

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Official statistics are fundamental to good government, to the delivery of public services and to decision-making in all sectors of society. In this section you can learn more about the Code of Practice for Statistics, Pre-Release Access and find out who produces Official Statistics in Northern Ireland. 

Research Support

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The role of the NISRA Research Support Unit (RSU) is to allow researchers safe access to project specific de-identified data in a secure environment in order to carry out secondary data analysis. 

The Chief Executive

Philip Wales joined NISRA as Chief Executive and Registrar General on 27 February 2023.



NISRA is an Agency of the Department of Finance. NISRA is the principal source of official statistics and social research on Northern Ireland. These statistics and research inform public policy and associated debate in the wider society.

Contact us

If you have a general enquiry for the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA), you can contact:

Colby House
Stranmillis Court

Telephone: +44 (0)300 200 7836


Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 9.30 am to 4.00 pm (excluding public, bank and all Northern Ireland government holidays).

Census 2021

Queries relating to Census 2021 in Northern Ireland should be directed to the Census Customer Services

Media Queries

Members of the media with queries relating to NISRA Statistics can contact the Department of Finance Press Office.

General Register Office for Northern Ireland

Queries relating to the registration of births, deaths, marriages, civil partnerships and adoptions or the production of birth, deaths, marriage, civil partnership and adoption certificates should be directed to the General Register Office for Northern Ireland.

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