Digest of Statistics for the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland 2016/17 is published

Date published: 28 March 2018

The Digest of Statistics for the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland 2016/17, providing a broad overview of the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI), was published by the Department for Communities today.

Key findings include:

  • Preservation: In 2016/17, there were 2,872 linear feet of records reviewed to assess their suitability for preservation
  • Records published: There were 16,357 new items published in PRONI’s electronic catalogue in 2016/17 which now contains over 1.5 million item descriptions
  • Visitors: In 2016/17 there were 19,259 visitors to PRONI for group visits, organised events and to use the search and reading rooms
  • PRONI website: There were 10.8 million page views of PRONI’s website in 2016/17
  • New visitors: There were 3,429 new visitors registered in PRONI in 2016/17. The majority (81%) of new visitors cited family history as the main reason for registering.

Notes to editors: 

  1. The Digest of Statistics for the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland 2016/17 provides a broad overview of the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)
  2. The report is based on data for 2016/17 and is produced annually each year
  3. Previous publications are available from the Department’s website
  4. All media queries should be directed to the Department for Communities Press Office on 028 9082 3504 or email press.office@communities-ni.gov.uk. Out of office hours please contact the duty press officer via pager number 07623 974383 and your call will be returned.

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