The new statistical output geographies for Census 2021 will be published on 21 February 2023. Digital boundaries for Data Zones and Super Data Zones will be available to download. Information relating to how the new geographies have been developed will accompany the release, and will include information on how other Northern Ireland geographies can be approximated.
The Central Postcode Directory (CPD) relates both current and terminated postcodes in Northern Ireland to a range of statutory, administrative, electoral and other area geographies. It comes with a comprehensive guidance document to assist users.
Look-up tables have been designed to assist in the creation of statistics for Local Government Districts (LGD2014), District Electoral Areas (DEA2014), Settlements and the default urban-rural definition on an approximate basis using Small Areas or Super Output Areas as building blocks. Guidance documents for this process are also available.
A range of digital products available for download are for use within both Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and also the main statistical software systems.
All products relate to the Irish Grid or Grid Square references.