2021 Census Outputs Strategy Consultation for Northern Ireland

Closed 9 Jan 2019

Opened 18 Oct 2018


This consultation gives you the opportunity to review and comment on our proposed design of the outputs and dissemination mechanisms, for the 2021 Census in Northern Ireland.

What do I need to do?

  • Read through the consultation document (link below).
  • Complete the Online Survey as an individual or as an organisation.
  • Tell us as much as you can about how and why you use census data.
  • Further information about this consultation and how to respond can be found on our frequently asked questions (FAQ link below).

The consultation is open until midnight on 9 January 2019. We'll publish our response to your feedback by Summer 2019.

The best way to respond to this consultation is online using the link provided. You can also download a Word or PDF version of the questionnaire in the related links section below and email it to 2021census.consultation@nisra.gov.uk. Please use the subject line "2021 Census Outputs Strategy Consultation".

The information you provide in your response to this consultation, excluding personal information, may be published or disclosed in accordance the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) or the Environmental Information Regulations (EIR). If you want the information that you provide to be treated as confidential, please tell us why, but be aware that, under the FOIA, we cannot guarantee confidentiality.

For information regarding the NISRA Privacy Notice following the introduction of GDPR please go to the following link NISRA Privacy notice or phone the Data Protection Office on 028 9052 4961. For further details on confidentiality, the FOIA and EIR please refer to https://www.ico.org.uk


Why We Are Consulting

Your feedback will help us to prioritise our future research and development to ensure our proposal will, as far as possible, meet your needs. It will also inform the order in which we release our products.

If you wish to contact us about the consultation, please email the Census Office at 2021census.consultation@nisra.gov.uk.



  • Government Department
  • Local Government
  • Statutory Body
  • Private Sector
  • Research
  • Charity, Community and Voluntary
  • Utility
  • Press/media
  • Genealogist/Family Historian


  • Census
  • Population Statistics
  • Household Statistics
  • Demography
  • Ethnicity
  • Identity
  • Language
  • Religion
  • Health
  • Housing and Accommodation
  • Migration
  • Qualifications
  • Labour Market
  • Travel to Work
  • Travel to Study
  • Income
  • Sexual Identity
  • NI Summary Statistics