The Future Provision of Census of Population Information for Northern Ireland
On 27 October 2014, the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) published indicative proposals for a 2021 Census.
NISRA will focus on planning for a census in 2021 which will be primarily online while offering alternative modes of completion where necessary. It also aims to make the best use of technology and administrative data in its design, building on the online approach used successfully in the 2011 Census.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) and National Records of Scotland (NRS) have announced that they intend to conduct predominantly online 2021 Censuses in, respectively, England & Wales and Scotland. NISRA will work with ONS and NRS to ensure harmonised outputs across the UK from the 2021 Censuses.
Additional research papers
- The use of administrative data in population estimates
- Online data collection in the census
- Data matching using Northern Ireland administrative data