Census

Handling Data and the Northern Ireland Census

Foundation Stage

The census happens only once every 10 years and gives us a picture of all the people and households in Northern Ireland. The last census was in 2011 and counted 1,810,900 people living here. The next Northern Ireland census begins in March 2021 with Census Day on Sunday 21st March 2021.

These four lessons, developed by CCEA in partnership with Census 2021 and supported by NISRA:

  • are packed with stimulating 10 to 20-minute activities using census data, stories, videos, audio clips and animations;
  • encourage the youngest learners to count, sort and match accurately;
  • focus on understanding why we all matter and the importance of helping each other; and
  • explore four key themes (Population, Settlements, Transport and Occupations).
In partnership with Census 2021 supported by NISRA