Analysis, Insight and Outcomes Unit provides support to policy areas within the Executive Office. Services provided by the Branch include survey and consultation methods and design, strategic indicator/outcome development, policy & strategy review and analysis, provision of evidence base for policy development, monitoring & evaluation as well as general statistical and research advice.

About us

We provide support to policy colleagues across Programme for Government, Delivering Social Change, the Social Investment Fund, Community Relations, Together: Building a United Community, Victims and Survivors, Racial Equality, Historical Institutional Abuse and Equality & Human Rights policy areas.

The Unit also manages a number of external policy relevant research projects under a £5.5million research programme. The role of the Unit is to ensure robust, sound methodology is employed and that researchers produce output which has policy relevance and can assist policy formulation.

In addition to research/statistics and policy support, the team annually produces one National Statistics publication and one official statistics publication. These are the:


You can access our research and statistics publications via the link below:

Latest publications

The latest research and statistical publications published are listed below:

Labour Force Survey Religion reports

National Statistics – Protocol and Compliance

Statistics & Research Branch contacts

Mrs Janis Scallon - Principal Statistician
Telephone: 028 9052 0080
Mr Michael Thompson - Deputy Principal Statistician
Telephone: 028 9052 2411
Mr Matthew McFarland– Assistant Statistician
Telephone: 028 9052 8200
Mrs Donna Hollywood - Assistant Statistician
Telephone: 028 9052 3244
Mr Paul Flynn - Assistant Statistician
Telephone: 028 9052 2091
Mrs Carol Murphy – Assistant Statistician
Telephone: 028 9052 3289
Generic email address:

In writing to:

Room E4.03
Castle Buildings
Stormont Estate
Belfast BT4 3SR

Consultation on the withdrawal of statistical compendia publications

Good Relations Indicators – User Engagement Survey

We are interested in understanding more about how the Good Relations Indicators and accompanying data are used, and the decisions they inform. This is important, as it will help us provide a high quality service which meets users’ needs. We would be extremely grateful if you could spend a couple of minutes answering a few questions.

For more details, or for help in completing the survey, please contact:

 In writing:

Room E4.03
Castle Buildings
Stormont Estate
Belfast BT4 3SR

Research links

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