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Statistics and Research

This area contains statistics and research publications produced by Analytical Services Unit on behalf of the Department.  
This work is used to advise policy, planning and decision making in areas such as social security, child maintenance, pensions, housing, urban regeneration, community development and voluntary activity.

Analytical Services Unit Publications

The Northern Ireland Benefits Statistics Summary provides an up to date and concise overview of the main benefits administered by the Social Security Agency. The publication is published quarterly and is designated a National Statistic.
Housing Publications
Analytical Services Unit publish quarterly Housing Bulletins and an Annual Housing Statistics compendium. These publications include a range of indicators on supply, demand, prices and energy. More detail of the topics covered in the publications is available on the Housing Publications web page. Both publications have been designated as National Statistics.
Family Resources Survey
The Family Resources Survey provides information on the incomes and circumstances of households in Northern Ireland. Analytical Services Unit produces five National Statistics publications based on the survey results. These include sources of income, poverty levels, pensioner incomes and analysis by urban and rural areas.
Urban Regeneration and Community Development Research
The Volunteering in NI Research Report is produced annually by ASU, and includes information on the extent of volunteering activity in NI.  Other research relating to URCD policy is produced on an ad-hoc basis.

Publication Timetable

A list of publication release dates for the next editions can be found at the following link

Contact Us

If you want to contact the office regarding statistics, contact details are available at the following link:
Please note that we cannot help with queries regarding individual benefit claims.  For more information on who can help with your benefit or pension enquiry please visit the following link: