The Organisation

NISRA is an Agency of the Department of Finance. NISRA is the principal source of official statistics and social research on Northern Ireland. These statistics and research inform public policy and associated debate in the wider society.


Trusted statistics and research for a better society.

Mission Statement:

To produce and disseminate high quality, trusted and meaningful statistics and research to inform decisions and improve understanding; and
To provide a high quality and cost effective civil registration service to meet user needs.

Corporate Plan 2012-15

The NISRA Corporate Plan sets out the Agency’s high level objectives and how these will be delivered. It is set within the context of the Northern Ireland Executive’s Programme for Government and the DoF Corporate Plan. A Corporate Plan for 2019-20 onwards is currently being developed.

NISRA Corporate Plan 2012-2015

Business Plan 2018-19

NISRA’s operational business plans are one year standalone plans. These draw on the strategic themes set out in the NISRA Corporate Plan, and are developed in the context of the current Programme for Government.

NISRA Business Plan 2018-19

Annual Report and Accounts 2017-18

The Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) Annual Report and Accounts for the financial year.

NISRA Annual Report and Accounts 2017-18

NISRA Framework Document

The purpose of the Framework Document is to set down relationships between the Minister, the Agency and its parent Department, the Department of Finance (DoF).

NISRA Framework Document (March 2015)