2016 based Population Projections for Northern Ireland
Data and Resources
Principal Projection, Northern IrelandCSV
Moderately High Life Expectancy Variant, ...CSV
Moderately Low Life Expectancy Variant, ...CSV
High Population Variant, Northern IrelandCSV
Low Population Variant, Northern IrelandCSV
High Fertility Variant, Northern IrelandCSV
Low Fertility Variant, Northern IrelandCSV
High Life Expectancy Variant, Northern IrelandCSV
Low Life Expectancy Variant, Northern IrelandCSV
High Migration Variant, Northern IrelandCSV
Low Migration Variant, Northern IrelandCSV
Medium High Migration Variant, Northern IrelandCSV
Medium Low Migration Variant, Northern IrelandCSV
Zero Migration Variant, Northern IrelandCSV
All Projection Variants, Northern IrelandCSV
|Creation Date||January 18, 2018, 15:10 (UTC)|
These statistics present the 2016-based population projections for Northern Ireland by gender and single year of age (0 to 125) from mid-2016 to mid-2066. The main projection is referred to as the “Principal Projection”, and is based on assumptions regarding future fertility, mortality and net migration. Variant projections are also included, which account for alternative, but generally plausible variations in the defined assumptions.
Geo_Name: refers to a geographical area.
Geo_Code: refers to the geographical code associated with the area. (e.g. N92000002 refers to Northern Ireland).
Projection_Name: refers to the name for the projection.
Projection_Code: refers to the code associated with the projection (e.g. PPP refers to Principal Projection).
Mid_Year_Ending: Population projections refer to the projected number of people in the population at 30th June each year.
Gender: Population projections are provided for Males, Females and All People.
Age: The age range for the population projections is single years from 0 to 125.
Population_Projection: refers to the projected population size
|Frequency of Update||Irregular|
|Contact Name||NISRA – Demographic Statistics|
Projections are the result of applying long-term assumptions based on recent trends in fertility, mortality and migration to the base population. These projections use the mid-2016 population estimates as the base population. See the Quality and Methodology Information report for further Information: https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/populationandmigration/populationprojections/methodologies/nationalpopulationprojectionsqmi
These projections are not forecasts and do not attempt to predict the impact that future government policies, changing economic circumstances or other factors might have on demographic behaviour.
When considering these projections it should be noted that their degree of reliability is closely associated with their proximity to the base year (mid-2016). For example, long-term fertility assumptions are applied to a female population that hasn’t been born yet in mid-2016, which affects the number of births in the long run.
Further information on Northern Ireland population projections is available at: https://www.nisra.gov.uk/statistics/population/national-population-projections