Central Survey Unit
Telephone: +44 (0) 28 9025 5118
Whether you have been invited to take part, or are just curious, find out more about our surveys and what is involved.
This survey asks questions on a variety of topics, such as internet access, the environment, tourism, libraries, health, sport and education. The Survey is designed to provide a regular source of information on a wide range of issues relevant to Northern Ireland.
The Family Resources Survey (FRS) is a study of the living standards and circumstances of people living in the UK today, including Northern Ireland. The study provides vital information which helps the Government develop and monitor policies that help everyone.
The Northern Ireland Safe Community Survey (NISCS) is a representative, continuous, personal interview survey of the experiences and perceptions of crime throughout Northern Ireland.
The Health Survey Northern Ireland aims to provide a picture of the health of the Northern Ireland population. The information collected is used to monitor the extent to which Government health targets are being met, and to help authorities effectively plan local health services.
This survey asks people in Northern Ireland about employment, unemployment and economic activity. It also covers a wide range of related topics such as income, qualifications, training and disability. Results from the Labour Force Survey feed into UK figures for economic activity and are compared to other European countries.
The Living Costs and Food Survey is the main source of information on the cost of living in Northern Ireland, which is needed to calculate the rate of inflation. It is also a valuable source of information on health and nutrition.
The National Diet and Nutrition Survey is a study of people’s eating habits across the UK. The results of the survey help to get an overview of the nutritional habits of the country as a whole and will help the Government monitor their targets, such as the 5-a-day recommendation for fruit and vegetables.
An omnibus survey is a survey which carries a number of different questions for various clients.
The Survey on Living Conditions (SLC) collects information on household resources, housing, employment, education, pensions, health and well-being. The survey is designed to allow the results to be compared with other countries across Europe. It helps the government understand how different sections of society are managing, so that it can plan for the future, assess the effects of policy changes and measure the state of the economy.
The Travel Survey for Northern Ireland (TSNI) is the primary source of information on how people use different forms of transport. The survey influences government policy and measures performance in relation to transport and travel across Northern Ireland.
A consortium of government departments commission a study on the behaviour and attitudes of young people in post-primary education in Northern Ireland. The Young Persons’ Behaviour and Attitudes Survey (YPBAS) is a school-based survey conducted among 11-16 year-olds.