Equality Statistics for the Northern Ireland Civil Service – 2023 (Updated with 2021 Census data)

Date published: 30 March 2023


This report, produced by the Northern Ireland Statistics & Research Agency (NISRA), was released on 30 March 2023 in line with the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority. The report is based on staff in post at 1 January 2023.


The statistics, which are given by grade level, cover gender, community background (Protestant/Catholic), age-group, ethnicity and disability. Some comparisons with the workforce composition in previous years are also given. The report includes analysis of success in recruitment and promotion competitions, and of leavers.

This report was originally published on 30 March 2023 with 2011 Census data. It has now been updated with 2021 Census data (with the exception of Appendix 3).

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