Information on consultations and the planning of the 2021 Census in Northern Ireland.

The census rehearsal is now closed. Thank you to all who took part. In doing so, you have helped us make sure Census 2021 runs smoothly and represents everyone. Find out more about the census.

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2021 Census Proposals Document

Information on the Registrar General’s proposals for the design and conduct of the 2021 Census in Northern Ireland.

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Census Rehearsal

As part of our preparations for the 2021 Census, NISRA held a census rehearsal in October 2019.

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Information on consultations associated with the 2021 Census in Northern Ireland.

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Information on legislation associated with the 2021 Census in Northern Ireland, includes a statement of agreement between the National Statistician and the Registrars General for Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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Reports and publications

Publications detailing our research. This section includes the 2021 Census Information Paper - The Future Provision of Census of Population Information for Northern Ireland.

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2017 Census Test

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

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2021 Census suppliers

NISRA is welcoming a number of suppliers to help deliver the 2021 Census.

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Independent security review

Your information is safe with us.

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National Statistics accreditation

The Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR) is carrying out an assessment of the 2021 Censuses for Northern Ireland, England-Wales and Scotland. OSR will be assessing the extent to which the censuses meet the professional standards set out in the statutory Code of Practice for Statistics.

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