Farmer equality indicators
This information is drawn from the analysis of a dataset produced through a large scale linkage project carried out in association with the Administrative Data Research Centre, Northern Ireland.
This information is drawn from the 2011 census, and from surveys and administrative databases across Government. In addition to urban/ rural comparisons, where possible, the data also compares the rural population in terms of distance to Belfast and/or to a medium or large town.
The breakdowns shown in these statistics are based on the settlement classifications developed by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) in 2015.
The 2015 classification proposed a default urban / rural population threshold of 5,000. The classification also included a consideration of service provision for each settlement. This was introduced by calculating estimated travel times to the location of a major service provider, operationalised as the town centre of a settlement containing at least 10,000 usual residents. Accordingly, areas have been classified by whether they are within a 20 or 30 minute drive-time of the centre of a settlement containing at least 10,000 usual residents. Areas were further classified according to their distance from Belfast.
NISRA produced urban / rural lookup tables based on these classifications at a number of administrative and statistical geographies and these are available on the Northern Ireland Neighbourhood Information Service website.
Statistics containing rural/urban comparisons across a range of social and economic issues. These statistics will inform public policy and associated debate in the wider society.
- Census 2011
- Mid-year estimates
- Continuous Household Survey
- Households Below Average Income
- Northern Ireland Labour Force Survey
- Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings
- Invest NI Activity
- Health and Social Care
- Travel and Transport
- Interactive statistics hub