The census rehearsal is taking place in October 2019 across South & East Belfast, Craigavon and West Fermanagh. If you receive a letter or paper questionnaire it is important you take part in the rehearsal. In doing so, you'll help us make sure Census 2021 runs smoothly and represents everyone.
Information on consultations and the planning of the 2021 Census in Northern Ireland.
Information on the Registrar General’s proposals for the design and conduct of the 2021 Census in Northern Ireland.
As part of our preparations for the 2021 Census, NISRA are holding a census rehearsal in October 2019.
Information on consultations associated with the 2021 Census in Northern Ireland.
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.
Publications detailing our research. This section includes the 2021 Census Information Paper - The Future Provision of Census of Population Information for Northern Ireland.
In September and October 2017, NISRA held a Census Test involving 15,000 randomly-selected households across Northern Ireland.
NISRA is welcoming a number of suppliers to help deliver the 2021 Census.
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.