Statistics & GIS

Statistics & GIS

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A line graph showing the number of COVID-19 vaccinations

Visualisation of COVID-19 in Northern Ireland

Reading Time: < 1 minute By Aaron McMurray & James Bamford This dashboard has been prepared by the Assembly Research and Information Service (RaISe) to visualise data describing the spread of COVID-19 in Northern Ireland. This dashboard is intended to

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Alcohol-specific deaths in Northern Ireland

Reading Time: 5 minutes Overview The latest figures published by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) (February 2021) show that the number of alcohol-specific deaths in 2019 was the highest ever recorded, with 336 registered deaths linked

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A screenshot showing the distribution of foodbanks in NI

Foodbank distribution in Northern Ireland

Reading Time: < 1 minute Foodbanks are an increasingly useful resource for many in Northern Ireland. They provide a valuable service to communities and are continually helping to feed those in need. An interactive mapping application has been developed which

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A map showing an analysis of West Strand in Portrush

Is it possible to socially distance on our beaches?

Reading Time: 2 minutes With many international travel restrictions still in place, more people than ever will be opting for ‘staycations’ in Northern Ireland. This article provides the results of a spatial analysis looking at whether social distancing is

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Image of a bar graph showing the rise in domestic abuse incidents reported during the COVID-19 lockdown

The impact of COVID-19 on Northern Ireland

Reading Time: < 1 minute By Keara McKay & Thomas Procter Our new visualisation based on figures and analysis published in the public domain by Ulster Bank, Danske Bank, NISRA, PSNI and Google Mobility Reports, looks at the potential impact

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