Updated: 20 Feb 2019
Our Shared Communities Programme aims to develop shared areas where people choose to live with others, regardless of their religion, race or nationality in a neighbourhood that is safe and welcoming to all, and threatening to no-one. Central to the programme for each area selected is a survey conducted by our Research Unit. Survey reports undertaken so far are listed below.
Whilst surveys are developed in consultation with each community all aim to:
- measure residents’ satisfaction with local services and facilities;
- identify activities or services that could be provided at a local community level;
- assess attitudes to community relations and community safety in the area; and
- identify areas of work needed in order to develop and implement a good relations plan.
You can download the completed surveys for the following areas:
- Hilden, Lisburn Shared Communities Survey ( 3558 KB)
- Black Mountain Shared Community Survey ( 3282 KB)
- Cloughmills Shared Community Survey ( 1919 KB)
- Glen Ward Newtownards Shared Community Survey ( 1286 KB)
- Ardoyne/Alliance Shared Communities Survey ( 8070 KB)
- Gortalowry Park/Killymoon Crescent Shared Communities Survey ( 2405 KB)
- Greater Whitewell Shared Community Survey ( 2607 KB)
- Carrowshee Park/Sylvan Hill Shared Communities Survey ( 862 KB)
- Whitehill, Bangor Shared Communities Survey ( 1372 KB)
- Strathfoyle Shared Communities Survey Report ( 489 KB)
- Killowen and the Heights ( 441 KB)
- Bloomfield, Bangor ( 894 KB)
- Inner East Local Area Network ( 4610 KB)
- Brookfield ( 294 KB)
- Cromac Regeneration Initiative (Inner South Belfast) ( 2435 KB)
- Fox Park ( 181 KB)
Forthspring Inter Community Group - Towards a Shared Neighbourhood
This report provides findings from a discrete piece of research commissioned by the NIHE inNovember 2009.
The focus of this community survey is the interface situated on the borderline between the two communities of the predominately Catholic Springfield Road and the predominately Protestant Woodvale Road in Belfast. This survey was integral to the partnership between Forthspring Inter Community Group and the Northern Ireland Housing Executive’s Shared Neighbourhood Programme.
- Download the report: Forthspring - Towards a shared community (published February 2011) ( 2945 KB)
The availability of a new Northern Ireland Census Grid Square product in 2007 meant that it was possible, for the first time, to analyse residential segregation – and its changes through time – in individual housing estates. The Housing Executive therefore commissioned researchers from Queen’s University (which developed the Grid Square tool) to analyse patterns of segregation based primarily on the 2001 Census. The research team produced two reports, one for estates in Belfast and one for those estates outside Belfast that were of sufficient size to allow analysis. The more recent, 2011-based research again used the grid square tool to identify trends and general patterns based on changes between the 2001 Census and the 2011 Census, with findings presented separately for Belfast and estates outside Belfast.
You can download the following reports:
- Mapping Residential Segregation on Housing Executive Estates outside Belfast District Council in 2011(Published in May 2018) ( 1050 KB)
- Mapping Segregation on Belfast Housing Executive Estates in 2011 (Published in May 2018) ( 458 KB)
- Mapping residential segregation on NIHE estates outside Belfast District Council in 2001 (Published June 2009) ( 622 KB)
- Mapping Segregation on Belfast NIHE Estates ( 1707 KB)
Migrant workers - Dungannon case study
There has been no comprehensive study of the effect of the rapid increase in the number of migrant workers on Northern Ireland’s housing market. This research goes some way to address this issue. Using Dungannon as a case study, it examines the impact that migrant workers have had on the local housing market, provides an insight into their current housing circumstances and gives a preliminary indication of their future housing needs.
- Download the Migrant workers and the housing market - a case study of Dungannon - new report published February 2010) ( 1884 KB)
Loughview Estate - A Shared Future (Published August 2013)
This report examines the transfer of former Ministry of Defence (MoD) housing to civilian use through a case study of the Loughview Estate, in Ballykelly, Co Londonderry.