This year’s census is set to take place on Sunday April 3.
NUI Galway students should be aware that census enumerators are in the process of calling to households across the country to drop off census forms which are to be filled out on census day.
Enumerators will be returning to households to collect completed census forms from April 4 through to early May 2022.
The census is a nationwide count of each individual in Ireland’s population on census day.
Other demographic information including ethnic background, religion and occupation is recorded in each census.
Everyone in the country on April 3 must be included on a census form by law.
Census data provides important information to help plan for homes, schools and a range of other services in local communities and on a national level.
Detailed information of populations across towns, cities, regions and counties is recorded and helps identify demand for services locally and nationally.
The data recorded in the census is treated as strictly private and will be used only for statistical purposes.
The census was originally scheduled to take place in 2021 but was delayed due to Covid-19 restrictions.
A preliminary population count from Census 2022 is expected no later than June 2022 alongside a timetable for release of detailed information.
Detailed statistics from this latest edition of the census are expected to be released throughout 2023.
Further information is available via www.census.ie and enumerators will be able to help with census related queries when they call to each household.
The census is carried out every five years by the Central Statistics Office (CSO).