Be counted

Thank you

For being counted and returning your completed census form.

If you still have your form, please post it now to;
Central Statistics Office, PO Box 2021, Freepost 4726, Swords, Co. Dublin, K67 D2X4. Postage is free.

Your Questions Answered

What is the Census?

The census is a count and account of everyone in Ireland on census night Sunday 3 April.  A Census Enumerator will deliver a census form to your home between 28 February and census date. They will return to collect your completed form between 4 April and 6 May.

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Your Form Explained

There are 11 household questions and 33 questions to be completed for up to six individual people who are present in the household on census night. Information is available on each question and guidance on how to answer them.

More about the form

Your Data Protected

The confidentiality of your personal data is of the utmost importance to us and is protected by law.

Every person working on the census is a signed up officer of statistics. This means that they are legally and duty bound to ensure that your information is secure. The Central Statistics Office (CSO) is GDPR compliant.

More on data privacy

Census in Schools

A range of resources have been developed by teachers for both primary and secondary schools.

These resources are designed to link in with the curricula and are useful in teaching our young people about what the census is, why and how it is done and why it is important.

Information for schools