June 2010 Web Stats

image showing 87,029 visits; 457,907 pageviews; and 5.26 pages per visit

This post is part of our ongoing commitment to publish web stats for www.niassembly.gov.uk (“the site”).

During the month of June the site recorded 1:
87,029 visits 3;
457,907 pageviews 4; and
an average of 5.26 pages per visit.


87.00% of users to the website use Internet Explorer;
7.15% use Firefox;
2.52% use Chrome; and
2.34% use Safari.

As you would expect, Windows is the dominant operating system accounting for 96.17% of visits to the site with 2.26% of visitors using OS X (Apple).

43.28% of our users have a screen resolution of 1280 (width)  x 1024 (height), while 27.66% have a resolution of 1024 x 768.

There have been 777 visits to the website from mobile devices. The iPhone is the most popular device with 409 visits, Android is second with 124. In total OS X (iPhone, iPod, iPad) account for 529 of the 777 visits (68%).

The monthly web stats overview is available to download here (PDF) and you can view the top 500 pages here (PDF).

1 The Assembly currently uses Google Analytics to evaluate usage of www.niassembly.gov.uk. However, you can choose to opt out of this data collection by installing a browser add-on. The Google Analytics site has more information on this here.
2A Visitor is a construct designed to come as close as possible to defining the number of actual, distinct people who visited a website.
3 Visits: The number of times your visitors have been to your site
4 A page view is an instance of a page being loaded by a browser.

Government and Official Opposition

A reader has asked the following question:

Are there any plans in the pipeline which would see a change in the consociationalist coalition towards a government and official opposition system within the Northern Ireland Assembly?

The system of government used in Northern Ireland was established in the Northern Ireland Act 1998, signed by both the UK and Irish Governments.
For further information about the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement (PDF) which preceeded the Northern Ireland Act and the 2006 St Andrews Agreement (PDF), please contact the Northern Ireland Office, www.nio.gov.uk

What are your views on this subject?