On 18 October 2018, NISRA launched a consultation asking users of census statistics for their views on the proposed strategy for producing and disseminating 2021 Census results. The consultation closed on 9 January 2019.
Participants were advised to read the outputs strategy consultation supporting information before responding, this included:
- 2021 Census outputs strategy consultation for Northern Ireland
- 2021 Census outputs strategy consultation questionnaire
- statistical disclosure control methodology for 2021 Census
- frequently asked questions
User engagement event
In December 2018, as part of its ongoing user consultation, NISRA organised an information event to discuss the outputs strategy. Presentation slides are available to download.
The outputs strategy consultation responses and a summary of question response frequencies are available to download.
The 'Assessment of the responses received' presents NISRA's full response to the consultation and provides an overview of the evaluation process we used to assess the responses and summarises the results. It sets out NISRA's updated view on the proposed strategy for producing and disseminating 2021 Census results.
The exact outputs strategy for the 2021 Census will only be finalised after further research, testing and consultation and will ultimately be subject to the approval of the Census Oversight Board.