This is an interactive session focusing on the Northern Ireland Longitudinal Study.
You will hear more about what it actually is, how it was created and some examples of its usage. This study links Census and administrative data for approx. 28% of the N.I. population from 1981 to 2021. Administrative data refers to information collected by the government arising from interactions with public services, such as notifications of births, deaths and marriages, household characteristics and GP registrations. This final dataset is managed by the NILS Research Support Unit and is generally used by government and academic researchers to investigate issues of public interest and gain insights into trends in the N.I. population. If you are interested in how your data is used in this way, please join us to hear more about what our team does, and have the opportunity to put forward any ideas you may have about the research you would like to see done.