Safeguarded microdata

The safeguarded microdata files consist of random samples of up to 5 per cent of individuals in the 2011 Census output database for Northern Ireland.

Two microdata safeguarded files will be available:

a file at the region level i.e. Northern Ireland; and
a file at a grouped LGD level, which will be at a lower level of geography but have less detail than the region file.

Access via UK Data Service

The safeguarded samples will be made available via download through the UK Data Service by August 2015. Researchers wishing to use the UK Data Service will need to register and accept terms and conditions before accessing and downloading data.

All users must agree to the terms and conditions of the UK Data Service End User Licence before data can be accessed and downloaded.

Find out how to register at the UK Data Service.