The census collects information every 10 years about people and households in Northern Ireland. It is used by central and local government, health authorities and many other organisations to plan and run future services.
Census 2021 results – available now
Thank you for taking part in Census 2021.
The Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) has released results for Census 2021. They are available on the NISRA website.
Government and the census
It is important to know how many people live in Northern Ireland. The government can then work out what types of services are needed now and in the future.
With statistics from the census, central and local government can share out funds, decide on future policy and plan important services.
You can find out more about the census, including the information collected, how it's used and how it's stored on the NISRA website.
2011 and earlier censuses
The 2011 census and earlier censuses are on the NISRA website.
If you want more information on the census you can contact: