Census Pilot Survey forms were delivered to 15,000 homes in selected areas across Ireland before Census Pilot Survey date, September 23rd 2018. The Survey tested new and updated questions, as well as new processes, to prepare us for the next full census which will take place in 2021.
Thank you for completing your form as this is invaluable to shaping the next census and resulting statistics.
Read more about the survey
The enumerator will call to each household selected for the Census Pilot Survey.
When you meet the enumerator, check for the following:
Yellow CSO High Visibility Jacket
Black 'Central Statistics Office An Phríomh-Oifig Staidrimh' Satchel
ID Card issued by the Central Statistics Office
This is your opportunity to help us shape Census 2021. By filling out the Census Pilot Survey form, you can give us valuable feedback about the new and updated questions.
Learn about the new questions
We are committed to protecting your personal information. Your data is fully secure, confidential and protected by law.
Read about how Census and the CSO protect your data
Having completed the Census Pilot Survey form, please share your comments and views with us.
Your view of the Census Pilot Survey form
Enumerators are finished collecting forms now. If you have a completed form that was not collected, please freepost it to Freepost 4726, Central Statistics Office, Swords Business Campus, Balheary Road, Swords, Co Dublin, K67 D2X4. If you have not yet completed the form that you have received, please complete it now and return it by freepost to the address above. Every form returned makes a difference to the success of the Census Pilot Survey.
On behalf of the CSO, we would like to say a big thank you to all who returned their completed forms. We would also like to acknowledge the hard work of the field staff and thank them. This is of great help to us in our preparation to make Census 2021 produce the statistics that work for all of us. A report will be published on the results of the Census Pilot Survey in 2019 and will be available on the website.