Grid Square

Census 2021 Grid Square product provides basic census statistics for a combination of 1 kilometre and 100-metre grid squares in Northern Ireland.

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Product overview

Grid Square statistics allow users to examine trends over time for consistent spatial units, NISRA has made Grid Square statistics available for every census since 1971. The geographic base for these outputs is the Irish Grid, with census statistics produced for 1km and 100m grids.

Supporting information

Grid Square in GIS format

Digital boundaries for Grid Square are available to download in several formats (ESRI Shapefile, GeoJSON, and Geodatabase):

Grid Square statistics for previous censuses

Please note you will have to register with the UK Data Service to access this data.