The first thematic report of Census 2016, Profile 1 - Housing in Ireland, is published today, 20th April 2017. This detailed report
provides data and analysis on the housing landscape in Ireland over the last five years. The next report to be published will be Profile 2 - Population Distribution and Movements on the 11th of May at 11am.
Census 2016, Profile 1 - Housing in Ireland
View Census 2016 Publication Schedule and previous reports
The census is a detailed account of everybody who is in the country on census night. On 24th April everybody is Ireland was required to enter their details on a census form.
The importance of the census is that it accounts for everybody in the country no matter where they are. The results provide invaluable information on not only population size for the country as a whole, but also about the make-up of the population of towns, villages, and other small areas across the country. As well as collecting information on the age and sex of the population, a range of different questions relating to households and individuals are also asked such as where and what people work at, how people travel to work, school and college, languages spoken, disabilities, families, housing and lots more.
The census is conducted by the Central Statistics Office (CSO)
The main household census form caters for up to six persons present in the household on Census Night. There are 35 questions on the form which must be answered in respect of each individual who is present in the household . Read more...
Learning about the census and about how to effectively use census and other statistical data is a key part of our education. It helps us to understand our society and our role as responsible citizens in participating in that society. Read more....