2021 Census

Information on Census 2021 in Northern Ireland.

Census Day was Sunday 21 March 2021, but it’s not too late to take part. Visit our dedicated Census 2021 website to find out more about the census in Northern Ireland.

Census 2021 will be digital first. This means it can be completed on a phone, laptop, or other smart device. Paper forms will also be available. 

The information collected will be supported and quality assured by administrative data.

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Taking part in and supporting the census

Where to find information on taking part in the census and how local community and voluntary groups can provide support.

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Planning

Information on consultations and the planning of the 2021 Census in Northern Ireland.

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National Statistics accreditation

The Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR) is carrying out an assessment of the 2021 Censuses in Northern Ireland, England and Wales, and Scotland.

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