Northern Ireland Census 2021 - MS-A21: Passports held - intermediate detail

This dataset provides Census 2021 estimates that classify usual residents in Northern Ireland by passports held (person based). The estimates are as at census day, 21 March 2021. The passports held classification used is a 30-category classification corresponding to the tick box options and write-in responses on the census questionnaire with at least 1,000 responses. This dataset is mutually exclusive; respondents are included in one group only (for example, this classification includes a 'United Kingdom only' group, 'Ireland only' group, and 'United Kingdom and Ireland only' group).

The census collected information on the usually resident population of Northern Ireland on census day (21 March 2021). Initial contact letters or questionnaire packs were delivered to every household and communal establishment, and residents were asked to complete online or return the questionnaire with information as correct on census day. Special arrangements were made to enumerate special groups such as students, members of the Travellers Community, HM Forces personnel etc. The Census Coverage Survey (an independent doorstep survey) followed between 12 May and 29 June 2021 and was used to adjust the census counts for under-enumeration.

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Last Updated February 23, 2023, 11:37 (GMT)
Created February 23, 2023, 11:37 (GMT)
Visibility Public
Year 2021
Topics Identity
Units Persons
Geographic Layer Countries
Local Government Districts
Frequency Decennial
Citation Office for National Statistics; National Records of Scotland; Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency; UK Data Service. DOI:
Geographical Coverage Location Northern Ireland
Granularity Country level down to Local Government District
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