The Central Postcode Directory (CPD) is the most popular product available from NISRA Geography. The CPD is freely available only to all Northern Ireland Mapping Agreement (NIMA) customers or those working on behalf of NIMA customers (this includes all Northern Ireland Civil Service Departments, Agencies, Non Departmental Public Bodies and Local Councils). Other customers may be required to pay a small licence fee to the Land and Property Services. Details are included in the Terms and Conditions below. It relates both current and terminated postcodes in Northern Ireland to a range of statutory, administrative, electoral and other area geographies. It is supplied in both MS Access and text file formats and comes with a comprehensive guidance document to assist users.
New look-up tables have been designed to assist in the creation of statistics for the new 11 Local Government Districts. A technical guidance document and look-up tables can be downloaded.
The range of digital products available for download are for use within both Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and also the main statistical software systems.
|2011 CENSUS GEOGRAPHY||Northern Ireland Small Areas|
|Northern Ireland Super Output Areas (slightly modified)|
|Northern Ireland Workplace Zones|
|2001 CENSUS GEOGRAPHY||Northern Ireland Output Areas|
|Northern Ireland Super Output Areas|
|GRID SQUARE GEOGRAPHY||1 Kilometre Grid Square|
|Combined 1 Kilometre and 100 Metre Grid Square|
|POSTAL GEOGRAPHY||Central Postcode Directory November 2016|
|URBAN/RURAL GEOGRAPHY||Urban - Rural Classification|
|OTHER GEOGRAPHY PRODUCTS||Neighbourhood Renewal Areas (DSD)|
|Northern Ireland Travel to Work Areas|
Some boundary maps are made
If you require digital boundaries for Local Government Districts, Electoral Wards (1984 and 1992) or Parliamentary Constituencies, contact Ordnance Survey Northern Ireland (OSNI) on telephone: +44(0)2890 255755 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Administrative boundary maps can be purchased from the OSNI website or images downloaded free.
The Northern Ireland Neighbourhood Information Service (NINIS) website holds other geography based information. Image files of maps for Health and Social Care Trusts, Local Government Districts, Assembly Areas, Electoral Wards, Super Output Areas and 2001 Census Output Areas can be downloaded from the NINIS maps page. Locational information, such as hospitals, libraries and bus stations can be downloaded from the NINIS Statistics page. A range of look-up tables are available on the NINIS website under the 'People and Places' theme.