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). 


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

An updated report was published on 29 November 2022, covering the period up to November 2021.