Census 2021 population and household estimates for Northern Ireland published

Date published: 24 May 2022

On 24 May 2022, NISRA released the first results from the 2021 Census.

Release contents

These statistics provide estimates of the usually resident population of Northern Ireland on census day broken down by age and sex, along with information on the number of households.

Key points

  • The population on census day was 1,903,100 – the highest ever recorded in Northern Ireland
  • Since the 2011 Census, the population has increased by 92,200 or 5%
  • On census day there were 768,900 households with usual residents – again the highest ever recorded

The statistical bulletin, associated tables and a number of other supporting documents are available on the Census 2021 population and household estimates for Northern Ireland release page.

Our scrollytelling article shows how the population of Northern Ireland has changed over time.

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