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Thank you for your continued support of NINIS during 2015. As we begin 2016, we’re taking a quick look back at some of our achievements in 2015.

The NINIS website continues to be a popular resource and in 2015 there were:

  • Over 127,000 visits to NINIS, an average of 350 per day
  • Over 772,000 page views, and
  • Over 45,000 files downloaded

NINIS has over 2,500 datasets with 260 of these available for the new 11 councils (LGD2014). Over the next few months, due to user demand, we will be starting to request data for the new District Electoral Areas (DEA2014) and new Wards (Ward2014).

Over the last year we have delivered presentations/training workshops to various organisations promoting the work of NISRA and datasets available on the NINIS website including:

  • Local Councils
  • NICS Live 2015
  • Queens University
  • SportNI
  • Belfast Education and Library Board

We now have over 2,500 twitter followers. Our top 3 tweets in 2015 were Northern Ireland 2014 Key Facts Infographic, Census 2011 Northern Ireland as 100 people Infographic and Census 2011 Key Statistics for Settlements. If you are on twitter you can follow us @NISRANINIS.

3* Open Data

In order to make our datasets comply with the 3* Standard on Tim-Berners Lee Open Data Scheme we have now converted all the MS Excel spreadsheets to ‘Open Document Format’. This means that users will not be confined to particular software.

A new blue ‘ODF’ icon ODF Logo appears beside dataset names on the NINIS website, replacing the MS Excel Logo. For MS Excel users, there should be no change and they can still open these spreadsheets in MS Excel. You may receive a message about unreadable content, please click ‘yes’ to recover the contents. We are working on a more permanent solution to this.

In 2016, we will be working to provide all WinZip files in open document format also. If you experience any problems, please get in touch.

Census Update

Additional Census 2011 commissioned tables have been uploaded including:

A list of all standard output tables and commissioned tables from the 2011 Census in Northern Ireland is available.

Updated Datasets

A number of updated datasets have been added to NINIS including:

NINIS Workshops

The next NINIS workshops will take place on 16 February 2016. The morning session is now fully booked but there is availability in the afternoon session. You can register for this workshop on the NINIS Website.