Agricultural Census in Northern Ireland

The Agricultural Census is conducted in June of each year. Data is collected on crop areas, livestock numbers and farm labour. Outputs include time series data and frequency distributions. Results are presented at regional and sub-regional level.

Administrative data is used from the APHIS cattle tracing system, the Northern Ireland Bird Register Update and the Annual Inventory of Pigs – all complete censuses.

Agricultural Census in Northern Ireland 2020

The latest results are from the June 2020 census. These are initial results and the detailed report will be published in early 2021. The most recent complete set of results are from the 2019 publication below.

Further background information on the Quality and Methodology of this survey is available below.

Interactive maps showing the distribution of agricultural enterprises based on the Agricultural Census in Northern Ireland data can be accessed on the NINIS website.

DAERA is interested in your views on this Census Publication. Please use the questionnaire attached to supply us with any comments you may have.

Further information is available from Farm Surveys Branch :

Room 810, Dundonald House
Upper Newtownards Road
Telephone: 028 9052 5432
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