Vital Statistics User Engagement

This page contains details on User Group Events, links to newsletters on recent and upcoming publications.


It also contains as useful articles, and links to user consultations in progress where you can share your views, as well as details on outcomes of past consultations.

The 2023/24 online user feedback survey is live and we would really like to hear your thoughts about our outputs and services.

User Engagement Strategy

The User Engagement Strategy includes a plan of actions Vital Statistics will carry out in order to improve and facilitate user engagement or implement feedback from users. This will be accompanied by a report on progress against the actions when the year has ended.

User Group Events

Information from the 2021 User Group meeting are available at the relevant link below:

We also plan to initiate specific topic user groups, if you are interested in joining any of the sub-groups, please email us using the address at the bottom of the page and let us know which of the following subject areas you would like to be kept informed about.


Newsletters cover recently released publications, items of interest and a summary of upcoming releases and are released on a quarterly basis.

Please note: links to the newsletter work best when opened in Chrome or Firefox.


The 2023/24 general user feedback survey is currently live via the link below. Resuls for previous surveys are available via the links below:


If you would like to receive notifications of new publications being released by the team please send an email containing your contact details to

The current VARS publication schedule for is available on our Vital Statistics documentation page.

Contact Details

Telephone: 028 90 388492



Vital Statistics & Administrative Research and Support Branch (VARS)
Northern Ireland Statistics & Research Agency (NISRA)
Colby House, Stranmillis Court
Belfast, BT9 5RR