Census 2022

The next census in Ireland will take place on 3 April  2022.  This will be the 26th census since 1841.

The census is one of the most important undertakings in the country. It is important for you, your family, your parents and children, your local community, your county, your region and for your country.

On Sunday night, 3 April, everyone in Ireland must be included in the census. Your Census Enumerator will deliver a census form to your home between March and census date. They will return to collect your completed census form between 4 April and 6 May.

Your Questions answered

Some common questions you may have about the census are answered here.

Your Census Enumerator and the Census Team

Every census form will be personally delivered and collected by one of our 5,100 Census Enumerators.

Your Data Protected

We value the confidentiality of your personal data and it is protected by law.

Census in Schools

A range of resources are available for both primary and secondary schools to help our students to learn about the census and its importance.

Time Capsule

This is a unique opportunity to write a message to the future in a special new section on your census form if you chose to.  This will be stored securely for 100 years.

Community Partners

Organisations who have assisted with their time, expertise and contacts.

Safety Information

Information on how we will contact you and how to avoid possible scams.

Managers of Communal Establishments

Information for managers of communal establishments on your role in ensuring the completion of census forms.

Managers of Homeless Accommodation

Information for managers of homeless accommodation on their role in ensuring the completion of census forms.

Put a census link on your website

Help us with census awareness by putting the census logo and link to census.ie on your website.