Northern Ireland Productivity Dashboard 2022
Northern Ireland has the worst productivity performance of any region in the UK. The most recent data shows productivity in Northern Ireland is 17% below the UK average. It also lags behind the Republic of Ireland, where productivity is around 29% higher than the UK average.
This dashboard, produced for the Northern Ireland Productivity Forum, measures how Northern Ireland performs across key drivers of productivity, relative to the UK average and other regions, and over time. It highlights where barriers to productivity growth exist, their severity, and whether progress is being made to address them.
The research demonstrates that Northern Ireland possesses weaknesses across a number of key areas: 11 of the 18 drivers are below the UK average, with only 2 being above the average, and the remaining 5 either equal to the UK average, or below, but above the UK median.
Authors David Jordan (Queen’s University Belfast), John Turner (Queen’s University Belfast)