Vital Statistics Documentation

This page contains links to policy, guidance and data quality related documents that users may find useful.

Publication Schedule

Find out when all the reports and data produced by Vital Statistics will be published

Vital Statisics publication schedule

 

Background Quality Reports (BQRs)

Below are links to the BQRs for each of the areas covered by the Vital Statistics Unit. BQRs describe the quality of the data and details any points that should be noted when using the outputs.

Births

Deaths

Stillbirths

Civil Partnerships

Marriages

Divorces/Civil Partnership Dissolutions

 

User Guides and Process Maps

Data Sources and Flows

Cause of Death Information in Northern Ireland: A User Guide

 

Policies

Vital Statistics Revision and Errors Policy

Vital Statistics Confidentiality Policy