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Welcome to NISRA´s Equality Website


This website has been designed to collate and disseminate statistics and research relevant to equality of opportunity and its promotion within the Northern Ireland public sector.
The driving force for the website is Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act (1998). This places an onus on all public authorities in carrying out their functions relating to Northern Ireland, to have due regard to the need to promote equality of opportunity between:

  • persons of different religious belief, political opinion, racial group, age, marital status or sexual orientation;
  • between men and women generally;
  • between persons with a disability and persons without;
  • and between persons with dependents and persons without.

This website brings together information from across government and provides a basis for analysis. Its key service is the provision of detailed datasets reflecting a broad range of social and economic circumstances of the Northern Ireland population presented, where possible, by the Section 75 categories outlined above.
Datasets specific to Section 75 categories and policy areas, together with related publications can be accessed via the “equality data” button on the top bar. General publications can be found on the “publications” area of the site. A comprehensive series of relevant links is also provided.

Using NISRA Information

The material featured on this site is subject to Crown copyright protection unless otherwise indicated. The Crown copyright protected material (excluding departmental logos,agency logos and Land & Property Services mapping data) may be reproduced free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government Licence (

This is subject to the material being reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading context. Where any of the Crown copyright items on this site are being republished or copied to others, the source of the material must be identified and the copyright status acknowledged, for example,
"Source: NISRA : Website:"

Any enquiries regarding the use and re-use of this information resource should be sent to

We encourage users to establish hypertext links to this website. The permission to reproduce Crown protected material does not extend to any material on this site which is identified as being the copyright of a third party. Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holders.



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