Topic Consultation

Our topic consultation (September to December 2015) asked census users for their views on topics that the 2021 Census might cover.

Please note this consultation is closed.

A full response to the consultation and related documents are available to download.

  • Opening date: 25 September 2015
  • Closing date: 17 December 2015

We did

The 'Assessment of the responses received - Response to consultation' 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 topics to be included in the 2021 Census, including a summary of proposals for new topics, next steps and an overview of our plans.

The exact content of the 2021 Census will only be finalised after further research, testing and consultation and will ultimately be subject to the approval of the Northern Ireland Assembly through secondary legislation.

You said

The consultation responses are available to download. The views expressed in each response are those of the respondent and not necessarily NISRA's views. Where a respondent has not given permission to publish their name, their response is marked as 'Anonymous'.


Summary tables

These summary tables of questions responses form part of the 2021 Census Topic Consultation for Northern Ireland 'You said' response.

We asked

The consultation asked users of census statistics for their views on the topics that the 2021 Census questionnaire might cover.

Participants were advised to read '2021 Census: Topic Consultation for Northern Ireland' before responding.