March 2016 Edition

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The focus of this month's E-Zine is the 80 new District Electoral Areas (DEA2014)


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The reform of Local Government in Northern Ireland has reduced the number of councils from 26 Districts (LGD1992) to 11 new Districts (LGD2014). The new Districts are made up of 80 District Electoral Areas (DEA2014), which form the basis for the electoral representation on councils. A guidance paper and Small Area to District Electoral Area (DEA2014) best-fit look up table are available on the NISRA website.

NINIS currently has over 2,600 datasets with 260 of these available for the new 11 councils (LGD2014). NINIS have started to request data at the new District Electoral Area (DEA2014) from all data providers and these will be uploaded to NINIS when available.

Census 2011 Update

Census 2011 Key Statistics for District Electoral Areas (DEA2014) in Northern Ireland were published at 09.30am on 8 March 2016.

Statistics available from this release include main language, age structure, ethnic group, type of long-term condition and economic activity.

Simply go to Census 2011 Theme and filter the geography to DEA 2014 to display all relevant datasets.


Datasets and Interactive Maps

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

Updated datasets include:


Updated Interactive maps include:

Consultation on Geography for Deprivation

The consultation to update the Northern Ireland Multiple Deprivation Measure 2010 (NIMDM 2010) is still ongoing. The purpose is 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 Events & Social Media

It has been a busy start to 2016 for the NINIS team with attendance at many engagement events, including ‘a Focus on 11 District Councils’ with The Detail Data/NICVA in Cookstown, an Age Friendly event in Belfast City Hall and CCEA A-Level Geography events across Northern Ireland.

The NINIS twitter account is a great platform for interacting with our customers, and provides the opportunity of reaching a wider audience. With over 2,600 datasets available on NINIS we have a wealth of data to promote using infographics and other relevant interactive content. Recent tweets have included information on No Smoking Day and International Women’s Day. If you don’t already, follow us @NISRANINIS.

Please note our twitter activity will be limited until after the Assembly Elections on 5 May. You can still contact us by phone 028 9034 8111 or email

NINIS Workshops

There will be no NINIS workshops during the months of April and May. The next workshop is scheduled for end of June 2016. Enrolment will be through the Workshops section of the NINIS website.