Thursday 23 February 2017

How well do you think you know Ireland?

Ireland from the ISS images courtesy of NASA
Ireland from the ISS images courtesy of NASA

The next census will take place on Sunday April 24th, 2016. Based on the results of the last one, take the quiz to see how well do you think you know Ireland?

The Census provides invaluable information on not only population size for the country as a whole, but also about the make-up of the population of towns, villages, and other small areas across the country. As well as collecting information on the age and sex of the population, a range of different questions relating to households and individuals are also asked such as where and what people work at, how people travel to work, school and college, languages spoken, disabilities, families, housing and lots more.

The Census is taking place on April 24th and the Central Statistics Office has already recruited thousands of enumerators to knock on every door in the country with a Census form and then collect it once it’s been completed.

The Census aims to take as realistic snapshot of the population in Ireland as possible so it’s vital that you complete the form fully on census night 24th of April. The information gleaned from this huge undertaking allows public bodies to make plans that are inclusive for everyone and helps us all to understand how our country is changing. Affecting politics, law, healthcare, education and the distribution of public funds the Census is a fundamental part of state governance that wholly benefits the citizens of Ireland and is depending on you to take part.

Everyone in Ireland on Census Night 24th April 2016 must complete the Census form as is the law. Your census enumerator will deliver your census form to your home sometime in the 3-4 weeks leading up to census day 24th April. You should keep this form in a safe place until census day. The enumerator will be happy to answer any queries you have about the form. On census day you should complete the form in respect of each person in your household and sign the declaration at the end of the form when it is complete. Please keep it in a safe place until it is collected. Your enumerator will call again in the 2-3 weeks after census day to collect your form. If you have any questions regarding Census 2016 click here.

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