Census

Handling Data and the Northern Ireland Census

Key Stage 1

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 exciting, 20 to 30-minute activities using census data, stories, pictures, audio clips and animations;
  • help younger learners to recognise and produce reliable data;
  • focus on understanding the difference between urban and rural settlements and why specific places are special to us; and
  • explore four key themes (Population, Settlements, Transport and Occupations).
In partnership with Census 2021 supported by NISRA