Census 2021 main statistics for Northern Ireland (phase 1)

Date published: 22 September 2022


These statistics contain the first phase of main statistics results from Census 2021. This phase provides estimates for a number of census topics, including passports held, ethnic group, national identity, language, and religion.

Data are available for Northern Ireland and the 11 Local Government Districts.

View the second phase of main statistics results, published on 15 December 2022. It provides results on health and housing.

View the third phase of main statistics results, published on 21 March 2023. It provides results for marital and civil partnership status, household composition and living arrangements, sexual orientation, qualifications, labour market, travel to work or study, communal establishments, and migration.



View tables by theme:

Download all phase 1 main statistics tables.

You can also download the Census 2021 table lookup to search all Census 2021 tables by topic.

Useful information

Infographics are available for Local Government Districts and Northern Ireland.

Supporting information, including a list of census outputs definitions and a set of frequently asked questions, are available via our Reference materials page.

Area explorer

View key census results for Local Government Districts in Northern Ireland using our new area explorer application.