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Department of the Environment (DOE)

Northern Ireland Environment Agency

Driver & Vehicle Agency

Statistics & Research - Analytical Services Branch

Analytical Services Branch (ASB) provides analytical and research support to DOE and its Agencies across a wide range of areas related to Environment, Road Safety, Driver & Vehicle Testing/Licensing and Planning. Key functions, contact details, Official Statistics policies and customer satisfaction surveys are provided below.

The website also contains current and past statistical publications, research briefs and bespoke analysis.

Future publications are announced on the statistics release calendar.

Branch Functions

  • Publication of Road Safety Monitor, Seat Belt Survey, Quarterly/Annual Local Authority Collected Municipal Waste Management Statistics, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Environmental Indicators Report and Planning Service Quarterly/Annual Development Management Bulletins
  • Policy/strategy support including indicator development and monitoring
  • Development of new data sources and data collection systems
  • Production of internal performance management reports
  • Equality monitoring and Equality Impact Assessments
  • Statistical modelling, forecasting and operational research
  • Advising and assisting with surveys (sampling, questionnaire design, analysis) and research commissioning
  • Geographic Information Support (GIS)
  • Production of briefing, answering public queries, AQs and FOI requests
  • Provision of statistical guidance and quality assurance of data and release practices in line with Official Statistics Code of Practice

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Contact Details

Should you require additional information to that currently held on our website or if you have any queries relating to our publications or data, please contact us by e-mail, phone or by post.

By e-mail:

By phone:

  • Martin Mayock, Head of Branch, 02890 540878
  • Suzanne Napier, Road Safety Statistics, 02890 540390
  • Kerri Redmond, Environment Statistics, 02890 540808
  • Manny Fitzpatrick, Driver & Vehicle Agency Statistics, 02890 547934
  • Alexandra Pauley, Planning Statistics, 02890 540907
  • Danielle Gorman, Planning Statistics, 02890 540855

By post:

Analytical Services Branch
Department of the Environment
Room 6.10, Clarence Court
10-18 Adelaide Street
Town Parks

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Customer Satisfaction Surveys

Analytical Services Branch Customer Satisfaction Surveys are conducted by NISRA. A short report is produced each year summarising all responses.

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Official Statistics Policies

All of our published statistics comply witht he Code of Practice for Official Statistics and are produced in line with best practice.

Official statistics, as set out in Section 6 of the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007, are statistical outputs which are intended to inform politicians, officials and the wider public about the national position on specific topics on an ongoing basis. Official statistics should be produced in line with the 8 principles and 3 supporting protocols set out in the UK Statistics Authority's Code of Practice for Official Statistics. The Code will serve to establish common standards and, by doing so, help to ensure a coherent and trustworthy service to the users of statistics.

All statistics produced by the Department are designated as either 'National Statistics' or ‘Official Statistics’. ‘National Statistics’ indicates that there is a statutory requirement that they meet the standards of the Code. DOE would hope in the future to have all their main statistical products formally assessed in order to verify that they are fully code compliant and hence be accredited with National Statistics status.

The UK Statistics Authority, which was established as part of the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007, is now responsible for the development and maintenance of the Code.

Access to Official Statistics in advance of official publication is governed by legislation and a list of those who receive privileged early access is maintained. DOE's statement of compliance provides information on how DOE meets its obligations with regard to pre-release access. The Department furthers demonstrates its commitment to the Code of Practice by publishing a series of supporting statements related to its use of administrative data, publication strategy, confidentiality arrangements, revisions policy, customer service and complaints procedure.

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Further Information