National Statistics

Northern Ireland Inter Departmental Business Register, 2018

Northern Ireland businesses: activity, size, location, foreign ownership and demography.


Edition 21 – Facts and Figures from the NI IDBR


This publication is produced from an extract of the Northern Ireland element of the Inter Departmental Business Register (IDBR) taken annually in March. The publication provides counts of businesses registered for VAT and/or operating a PAYE scheme broken down by geography, Standard Industrial Classification (SIC), legal status, employment and turnover size bands. The publication also provides details of foreign owned businesses operating in Northern Ireland and business births and deaths over the year.

Published 18 December 2018