Northern Ireland Statistics Research Agency (NISRA)

The Northern Ireland Statistics Research Agency (NISRA) is an Executive Agency within the Department of Finance and Personnel (DFP). The Agency also incorporates the General Register Office (GRO) for Northern Ireland. NISRA is responsible for the provision of a statistics and social research service to Northern Ireland Ministers and Departments and the administration of marriage laws and the provision of a system for the registration of births, marriages and civil partnerships, adoptions and deaths in Northern Ireland.

The Chief Executive and Registrar General of NISRA is also the Chief Statistician (Head of Profession) for Northern Ireland. A significant number of NISRA statisticians work in the Department for Finance and Personnel, with the rest outposted to the various Northern Ireland departments, agencies and non-departmental public bodies.

Statistical products managed:
Total: 184
National Statistics:  113
Other Official Statistics:  71