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The Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA), which incorporates the General Register Office (GRO), is an executive agency within the Department of Finance (NI). NISRA provides a statistics, research and registration service to help inform policy making and the democratic process in Northern Ireland.

NISRA is the principal source of official statistics and social research on Northern Ireland. These statistics and research not only inform public policy but also academic and private sector research and contribute to debate in the wider community.

NISRA’s services are afforded to a wide range of Northern Ireland Government Departments and Non-Departmental Public Bodies, as well as Local Councils to assist the policy process and delivery of their objectives and actions.

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