Consultation on data tables for the Annual Report of the Registrar General

Closes 30 Jun 2023

Opened 19 May 2023


The Annual Report of the Registrar General is produced by the Vital Statistics Unit in NISRA and provides finalised detailed statistics based on vital events registrations data as recorded by the General Register Office in Northern Ireland. Data includes breakdowns on the number of births, stillbirths, deaths, marriages, civil partnerships, divorces and dissolutions, and adoptions registered in Northern Ireland in a calendar year.

Approximately 100 data tables are currently published alongside the Annual Report. This consultation seeks to identify which tables are essential to users in order to streamline this large number into a more compact set of practical, high value data tables that will be well-used.  

Privacy Notice

The data collected in this survey will be used for;

  • Improving the Annual Report of the Registrar General produced by the Vital Statistics Unit, NISRA.

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.

All the information you provide will be treated in strict confidence and will not be used to identify you personally. The analysis will be carried out on an anonymous basis under the guidelines of the GDPR.

Anonymised comments may be published on the NISRA website.

Information will not be passed on to anyone else and will only be used for the purposes of this consultation.

Why your views matter

Users drive the demand for the data we produce which is why your input to reshaping these tables is key. We want to ensure that the data we produce is of high value and will be used, but we also want to ensure to identify any gaps in the data we produce. It has been some time since the data produced alongside the Annual Report of the Registrar General has been reviewed, so it is an ideal time to assess if they continue to line up with user needs.

This survey should take less than 15 minutes to complete.

The consultation will close on 30 June 2023.

The current tables can be accessed using the following links:

Please give us your feedback


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


  • Demography
  • NI Summary Statistics