Statistics and research that help guide the Department on policy, planning and decision making
Management information surrounding key benefit areas impacted by COVID-19, namely Universal Credit, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Discretionary Support.
Statistics on engagement with the arts, the historic environment, knowledge and use of Irish and Ulster-Scots and participation in Irish and Ulster-Scots culture and heritage.
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.
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.
Quarterly and annual compendium publications of housing statistics, biannual homelessness statistics and the ongoing review of data included in these publications and their proposed changes.
Statistics on the use of the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI).
Statistics on the experience of volunteering in Northern Ireland.
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.
Statistical publications on employment vacancies notified to the Department for Communities Job Vacancy advertising service.
Analysis across the policy areas in the Department relating to Urban Regeneration.
This area contains analysis and research which details the potential impact to the Northern Ireland population and provides an evidence base for Welfare Changes.
Quarterly statistics on the Child Maintenance Service Northern Ireland
Statistical publications in relation to a range of social policy areas, including liquor licensing and gambling.
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.
The Economic and Social Research Review aims to capture and disseminate key economic and social research relevant to the Department’s policy agenda to inform evidence-based policy making.
This section contains a series of research papers and research reports on various topics produced by Professional Services Unit.