Become a Census Enumerator

Sunday, 3 April 2022 is census night in Ireland and we need census enumerators to help make sure it runs as smoothly and successfully as ever. As an enumerator you will need to deliver the census forms in advance of April 3 and then return to collect them once the census has taken place. You will also be required to answer questions that people might have. You should be available to work at different times of day and also at weekends in order to ensure that all forms are delivered and collected in person.

The role of the Enumerator

  • Applications open 25 November and close on 10 December 2021
  • Contract runs for 10 weeks from 28 February to 6 May 2022
  • Hours are flexible, mainly evenings and weekends (minimum of 22 hours/week).

Is this the job for me?

Dealing with the public

Are you happy to approach a very broad range of people?
Are you confident knocking on doors?

Personal organisation

Are you comfortable dealing with a large number of forms?
Are you able to cope with the pressure of working to a deadline?

I was Census Enumerator in 2016 and I thoroughly enjoyed my experience. The role is part time and flexible so you manage your own time and workload. At times it can be challenging but overall it was a rewarding role with an end goal in sight. The training and support I received was to a high standard. I really enjoyed the process and would highly recommend it to anyone.



I worked as an Enumerator in Census 2016 and really enjoyed the experience. Being able to set my own schedule and work my own hours, I had plenty of time to get my forms delivered and collected. Daily goals were clearly defined and easily achievable, and there was a great sense of satisfaction when the job was finished. If you like getting out and about and meeting new people, then this is the job for you



My first experience of working on the Census was as an Enumerator in 2011, I didn’t really know what to expect, and while the job was a lot more challenging than I had anticipated, it was also much more rewarding, I really got to know my local area and some of the lovely people living there. I enjoyed it so much that I have been back for every Census since!