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 2022/23 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

Unfortunately the Vital Statistics User Group meeting planned for 6 December 2022 has been cancelled due to insufficient interest. Vital Statistics will explore holding topic specific meetings in 2023 as an alternative.

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.

Issue 1:  January 2022

Issue 2: June 2022

Issue 3: September 2022

Issue 4: December 2022



The 2022/23 general user feedback survey is currently live via the link below. Resuls for the most recent user survey (2021) are available via the link 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