We want to ensure that everyone in Ireland can take part in Census 2022, by making it accessible to everyone, while respecting their right to confidentiality and equal opportunity.
Assistance is available if you are affected by any of the following issues which may impact on your ability to participate in the census.
A number of versions of the Census 2022 Form are available to assist those with visual impairments
- large print – view/download a copy of the large print form here (PDF)
- audio files
- General Information and Advice (mp3)
- Household and Person Questions (mp3)
- Absent Persons (mp3)
- Explanatory Notes (mp3)
- or: Request an audio version of the form from the Census Helpdesk
- braille – request a braille version of the form from the Census Helpdesk
- CD – request a CD version of the form from the Census Helpdesk
NOTE: The large print form is for guidance only. You must fill in the standard census form given to you by your enumerator.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing
There is a video available to assist you. The video is available in Irish and English.
If you have a hearing impairment, and you need assistance to communicate with your Census Enumerator, please let your enumerator know when they call, or contact the Census Helpdesk.
If you have dyslexia or other literacy issues, there is a Step by Step Guide to filling in your Census Form (PDF) to assist you in understanding and completing your form. This Plain English Guide has been developed with the assistance of the National Adult Literacy Association (NALA).
The guide gives information to help you fill in your census form. It includes:
- Questions and answers about the census
- Dates to remember
- A quick look at the census form
- A guide to filling in the census form, including how to answer each question
- A glossary of terms
We hope that this guide will be useful to people with dyslexia, literacy or accessibility difficulties, and to people who may have difficulty with completing English language forms. The guide is available here.
Listen to an audio version of the census form online in MP3 format. (available soon)
Request a CD audio version of the form from the Census Helpdesk. (available soon)
Read/Download a sample large print Census Form (PDF)
Note: The large print form is for guidance only. You must fill in the standard census form given to you by your enumerator.
The 2022 census form is available in English and Irish and you can only complete your form in one or other of these languages. However, if English or Irish is not your first or main language, you can view/download a copy of the census form in one of 22 other languages here. Your enumerator can also give you a translated copy of the form in one of the 22 languages. Please note these translations are for information and guidance only and that you must complete your census form in English or Irish.
You can read general information about the census in the 22 languages on our Other languages page. You can also view our information leaflet.
This website has been designed in line with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.2 AA). Where any content is not easily accessible, please contact our Census Helpdesk team who will be pleased to help you with your enquiry.
If you are unsure about or have difficulty completing your census form, there are ways to get help. You can:
- Contact Us
- Ask your Census Enumerator for help when they call to deliver or collect your census form.