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 Official 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. For Secure Room bookings, please follow the link ** IMPORTANT MESSAGE: As a result of the recent announcement of restrictions from the Executive on the 14 October, the secure environment will be closed to researchers from Friday 16 October.  We will review this again in 4 weeks’ time.  

UK/Ireland Official Statistics

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Other sources for Official Statistics 

The Chief Executive

Siobhan Carey joined NISRA as Chief Executive on 1st September 2016



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


The General Register Office for Northern Ireland (GRONI) public search room has reopened and will be open for appointments only from 9.30am to 12.30pm and 1pm to 4pm. Appointments must be booked in advance and access will be limited to one person per booking and limited to a maximum of three visits per week per person/company. No visitors will be allowed to enter the building without an appointment. The public counter remains closed until further notice. You can apply for life event certificates on 0300 200 7890 or order life event certificates online.

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

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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