Covid-19 Deaths and Equality - Wave One

Date published: 21 December 2021


This report provides analyses of equality group, health and socio-demographic characteristics of Covid-19 deaths in Northern Ireland in Wave One (March to September 2020). 


An updated report on Equality Group, Health and Socio-demographic Characteristics of Covid-19 deaths will be published on 29 November 2022 at 9.30 am. This research will report on Covid-19 deaths occurring between March 2020 and November 2021.

For both Covid-19 and non-Covid 19 deaths during the first wave of the pandemic in Northern Ireland, this research:

  • assesses socio-demographic and self-reported health associations;
  • calculates age-standardised mortality rates by self-reported disability and religion; and
  • undertakes statistical modelling to examine how Covid-19 mortality risk differs by (A) “disability” and (B) “religion/religion of upbringing”.