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Tourism Statistics

Tourism Statistics are produced by a team within the Economic and Labour Market Statistics Branch (ELMS) which is part of the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA). This team is responsible for producing official tourism statistics on Northern Ireland. This includes statistics on the performance of hotels, guesthouses, B&Bs and self-catering establishments; the number of visitors to attractions; overseas visitors; and domestic tourism. You can keep up-to-date with all our recent publications by following us on twitter: @ELMSNISRA

Guide to Surveys

The Tourism Statistics Guide to Surveys can be accessed by clicking the link below:

Publication Schedule

The Tourism Statistics Publication Schedule 2014-2015 can be accessed by clicking on the link below:

Statistics Research Publications

2014 Results

The latest quarterly tourism statistics were published on 22 January 2015. The publication can be accessed at-

The supporting microdata and tables can be accessed below.

Tourism statistics up to quarter 2 2014 were published on 23rd October 2014

Tourism statistics up to Quarter 1 2014 were published on 17 July 2014

Local Government District Publication 2013

The latest Local Government District Tourism Statistics 2013 for Northern Ireland were published on 27 November 2014. The publication can be accessed at-

The supporting 2013 tables (with revised 2011 and 2012 figures) can be accessed below-

2013 Results

Infographics on the annual tourism statistics (January - December) 2013 published on 18 July 2014

The Annual Statistics publication (publised 29 May 2013) can be accessed at

Tourism statistics are circulated to a limited number of pre release access recipients in line with the Pre Release Access to Official Statistics Order (Northern Ireland) 2009. The NISRA statistics publication relating to tourism activity from October 2012 to September 2013 published at 9.30am on the 6th February was accidently circulated by DETI to a number of other officials who were not already included on the pre release access list, prior to the publication (at c. 4pm 5th February).

Full details and steps to prevent the re-occurrence of this breach are available at

2012 Results


Contact Details

Joanne Henderson
Tel: 02890 529585