Welcome to the NISRA Geography web pages where you can access and download a range of maps and digital products that support the use of geography in developing statistics.

Central Postcode Directory

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. 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.

Lookup Tables

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.

Digital Products

The 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.

Useful Links

Open Data NI

Some boundary maps are made

available as open formats at the OpenDataNI portal. This portal has been developed as part of the Digital NI initiative. Digital NI aims to help establish a culture within Northern Ireland that develops and enhances Digital capability not just through interactions with Government, but also with local companies and throughout communities. Within government the Digital Transformation Service is facilitating this cultural shift through a number of methods, transforming Government services, making data open and available and encouraging and coaching those who lack digital skills.


Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland (OSNI) have created an online map showing both administrative and statistical boundaries.

However, If you require digital boundaries for Local Government Districts, Electoral Wards (1984 and 1992) or Parliamentary Constituencies, contact OSNI on telephone: +44(0)2890 255755 or email: 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.

Contacts for Geography

Deprivation and Geography

Deprivation Statistics
Colby House
Stranmillis Court

Tel: +44(0)28 903 88489