Statistical publications in relation to a range of social policy areas, including liquor licensing and gambling.

Liquor licensing

The annual publication of liquor licences in Northern Ireland provides information on the number of liquor licences held by public houses and off-licences.

The latest edition of the Liquor Licences in Northern Ireland annual publication was released on 21 March 2024.



Information on the findings of the 2016 Gambling Prevalence Survey is available at the link below.

Young people

This publication provides information on young people and their experience of gambling from the Young Persons’ Behaviour and Attitudes Survey. Questions in relation to gambling were asked for the first time in the 2022 survey.

Northern Ireland Gambling Licencing and Industry Data

This compendium of statistics contains information on a range of areas relating to gambling in Northern Ireland. It is anticipated that the compendium will be updated annually.

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