2017 Census Test

Further information on the planning and evaluation of the 2017 Census Test, including the test questionnaires.


In September and October 2017, NISRA held a census test involving 15,000 randomly-selected households across Northern Ireland.

Test objectives

Objectives of the census test included testing the structure of two questionnaires and the ordering of a range of potential questions.


The 2017 Census Test questionnaires and evaluation report are available to download.


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