February 2016 Edition

Top of the Tots – Baby names 2015
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The ever popular Baby Names publication was released this month with Emily and James listed as the top first names given to baby boys and girls in Northern Ireland, for births registered in 2015.

Emily has been the most popular girls name in each of the past three years, albeit jointly with Grace in 2013. However, this is the first time James has held the top spot, even though James has been in the top five since reporting began in 1997.

A comparison of the top 10 baby names in 1985 compared to 2015 can be viewed in this infographic. You can explore baby names in your area using the boys and girls interactive maps, whilst using the comparator tool to view year on year and 10 year trends.

Don’t forget to check out the Disney inspired video.

For more information, check out the Baby Names Bulletin 2015.

Census Update

A number of key datasets at District Electoral Area 2014 (DEA2014) will be updated for Census 2011. These will be available on NINIS from 09.30am on 8 March 2016.

Guidance on producing statistics for the 80 new District Electoral Areas (DEA2014) and a look-up table from Small Area (SA2011) to District Electoral Area (DEA2014) are also available.

Datasets and Interactive Maps

A number of datasets and interactive maps have been updated with latest year data.

Updated datasets include:

Interactive maps updated with latest year data include:

New look-up table:

District Name Change

Following statutory rules laid out in the Assembly on 19 January 2016, the following name changes came into operation on 24 February 2016. The name of the district of 'Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon' shall be changed to 'Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon'. The name of the district of 'Derry and Strabane' shall be changed to 'Derry City and Strabane'. The name of the district of 'North Down and Ards' shall be changed to 'Ards and North Down'.

From 24 February, new datasets will use the new District Names and a FAQ has been added to NINIS to highlight the names previously used. The NINIS website has been updated so that all datasets (grid view) and Area Profiles reflect the new District Names from this date.

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Consultation on Geography for Deprivation

NISRA has recently been commissioned to initiate work to update the Northern Ireland Multiple Deprivation Measure 2010 (NIMDM 2010), with a view to the updated results being published in mid-2017.

A consultation is underway to consider the options for the geographical levels for which the updated Northern Ireland Multiple Deprivation Measure (NIMDM 2017) will be produced and published. The consultation period will close at midnight on 4 May 2016.

NINIS Workshops

The next NINIS Workshops will take place in McAuley House on 14 March 2016. To register, visit the Workshops section of the NINIS website.