Tourism Statistics Branch are 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.
The latest quarterly tourism statistics were published on 6 February 2014
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 will be made available at http://www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/assessment/code-of-practice/breach-reports/index.html
Northern Ireland Tourism Statistics October 2012 to September 2013 (6.2.14) PDF 168 KB
The first tourism statistics bulletin containing tourism statistics by Local Government District and Key Destination Areas, 2011-2012 was published on 13 December 2013
Local Government District Tourism Statistics in Northern Ireland 2011-2012 (13.12.13) PDF 173KB
The quarterly tourism statistics were published on 28th November 2013
Northern Ireland Tourism Statistics July 2012 to June 2013 (28.11.13) PDF 180 KB
The quarterly tourism statistics were published on 27 September 2013
Northern Ireland Tourism Statistics April 2012 to March 2013 (27.9.13) PDF 229KB
The latest annual statistics were published on 4 July 2013.
Northern Ireland Tourism Statistics 2012 (13.9.13) PDF 1,064KB
User Consultation (December 2013)
Notice of Offical Statistics User Group Meeting 17th December 2013: An Official Statistics User Group meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday 17th December 2013, an agenda for which is provided below.
User Consultation (May 2013)
NISRA has carried out a user consultation exercise regarding methodology on Tourism Statistics. An overview of the proposals and a summary of responses can be found under 'User Engagement'.
Tourism Statistics - User Consultation Summary Paper (23.5.13) PDF 43KB
Publication Schedule 2014/15
Tourism Statistics Publication Schedule (06.02.14) (PDF 167KB)
Please contact us at: TourismStatistics@dfpni.gov.uk