2017 Census Test

Date published: 18 September 2017


NISRA carried out a test to help with preparations for the next census in 2021. This test allowed us to assess a range of elements planned for the 2021 questionnaire to ensure that it asks the right questions.

The 2017 Census Test is now complete.

In September and October 2017, NISRA held a Census Test involving 15,000 randomly-selected households across Northern Ireland. This was to allow us to try out proposed questions in preparation for the next census in 2021.

NISRA would like to say thank you to everyone who took part in the 2017 Census Test. You’ve played an important part in helping us make sure the 2021 Census is a success.

For further information on the 2017 Census Test please visit the NISRA website

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