Population Statistics Analysis Package

Date published: 30 November 2017


The statistics for 2012-2020 have been revised following the release of the Census 2021 results. More information can be found in the Mid-Year Population Estimates for Northern Ireland Rebased (2011-21) publication.

This Population Statistics Analysis Package is a macro enabled Excel workbook which provides the functionality to explore population estimates and projections from 1971 through to 2063.

Note that the analysis package was updated on 21 October 2019 to include the results of the Mid-2018 Population Estimates and the 2018-based Population Projections.


The package currently incorporates data from the latest available:

It allows users to select relevant years of interest or population sub-groups in order to return or chart the relevant statistics.

Note: If you are experiencing difficulties with this analysis package it may be that your security settings have disabled macros. If this is the case, just save the workbook to your computer and re-open it. You should enable macros when prompted to do so.