§ Mr. Trimble
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether the information from the 1991 census in Northern Ireland will make it possible to aggregate population and employment statistics on a constituency basis.
§ Mr. Needham
As for past censuses, the 1991 census in Northern Ireland will have the capacity to aggregate population and employment statistics on the basis of local government districts and wards. Since the boundaries of these do not correspond to constituency boundaries it will not be possible to produce exact statistics for the latter. Instead, where required, they will be provided on an estimated basis, making appropriate adjustment for boundary differences.