Statistics and research that help guide the Department on policy, planning and decision making
The Benefits Statistics Summary provides an up-to-date, concise overview of the main benefits administered by the Department. It is designated as a National Statistic and is produced quarterly.
Quarterly bulletin and annual compendium of housing statistics and the ongoing review of data including housing publications and the changes proposed.
Statistical publications on participation in sport, attendance at museums and science centres and use of the public libraries service in Northern Ireland by adults and young people.
Statistics on engagement with the arts and knowledge and use of Irish and Ulster-Scots and participation in Irish and Ulster-Scots culture and heritage.
Statistical publications on the Department’s Employment Programmes. The publications contain analysis on programme participation, key personal characteristics of participants and numbers moving into employment.
Statistics on labour market profiles and key employment related data. Analysis is also presented for employment vacancy statistics notified to the Department.
The Family Resources Survey collects detailed information on the incomes and circumstances of private households from April to March each year. The survey has been carried out in Great Britain since 1992, but in 2002-03 it was introduced to Northern Ireland for the first time.
Publications include results of the Department's questions which have featured in the Northern Ireland Omnibus household survey since September 2012. Other research has monitored claimant satisfaction levels and evaluated claimant views on services provided by the Department.
Statistics on the use of and attitudes to the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI).
This area contains analysis and research which details the potential impact to the Northern Ireland population and provides an evidence base for Welfare Changes.
A significant amount of research is published outside of the Department on issues which may be of interest to policy makers. The Departmental Research Digest will compile relevant research reports from across a range of social policy sources and areas of interest.
Analysis across the policy areas in the Department relating to Community Regeneration.
This section contains a series of research papers and research reports on various topics by Analytical Services Unit.