Choosing an area to live in
There are different reasons for moving to a new area or even to a different country. You may want to be nearer to family or need to move for work.
Local council websites have information about the local area, such as plans for new developments or transport links.
To get information about jobs, see 'Jobseekers' pages within the Employment pages.
For details of schools in Northern Ireland, see 'schools, learning and development' pages within the Parents pages.
The Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency’s (NISRA) Data Portal has local area statistics and maps about population, society and the economy.
The Census 2021 flexible table builder allows you to explore the results of Census 2021 for a range of census variables and geographic levels.
Find out if the local planning office has a development plan for your area.
Check rail, coach and bus information including timetables and prices.
If you want to find out about the main road network and future road developments across Northern Ireland, go to:
Sport and leisure
Local council websites have information about leisure and recreational facilities in the area.
To find out about the local environment, contact the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs.