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# Census 2016

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How an electrical fire in Balbriggan became a weapon used by the far-right to ignite racial tensions in the town
Far-right activists tried to paint the incident as some form of criminal act.
How many people in Ireland are aged over 100? The CSO published a load of stats about society
Ireland, in numbers.
The most common jobs in Ireland are in sales, retail and farming
Over two million people were working at the time of the Census last year.
'I can go to Lidl and meet people who speak Irish': Why are there so many Gaeilgeoirí in Leixlip?
Leixlip is the third top non-Gaeltacht town for daily Irish language speakers (outside education), according to Census 2016.
Just 6.3% of Gaeilgeoirí speak Irish on a weekly basis
Census figures have revealed where the most Irish speakers are in the country.
Ireland has only recovered by 41% from the recession
The 2016 Deprivation Index, which is deemed to be a more detailed view of how the economy is performing, was published yesterday.
Small towns 'hit hardest' in the past 10 years, Dublin least affected
Census figures have revealed the most affluent and deprived areas across the country.
'It can be quite lonely and isolating for them': There are 3,800 carers under the age of 15 in Ireland
The CSO released the latest profile from Census 2016 focusing on health disability and carers in Ireland.
Dublin City has the highest percentage of unhealthy people in Ireland
Just 82.8% of people in Dublin City said their health was good.
At 88.6%, Offaly has the highest percentage of Catholics in Ireland
Ireland’s population of Roman Catholics has fallen since 2011.
Number of dual Irish citizens living here up by almost 90% over five years
New figures from Census 2016 have been released.
There's been a 31% increase in work commutes that are over an hour long
Driving remains the most popular way to get to work, but there’s been a significant increase in the number of cyclists too.
Census 2016: Nearly one in five homeless adults have a job
In all, 27% of homeless people were aged 18 and under on Census night in April 2016.
The CSO has published an interactive map of where you will find the most single people
The CSO has published the map alongside its latest Census figures.
Census 2016: Donegal people are loyal to their home and there are plenty of blow-ins in Meath
The latest batch of Census results have been released.
This graph shows how housing supply has flatlined this decade - compared to population growth
A new report looks at housing in Census 2016.
Fewer people are downsizing homes as 'adult children are taking longer to fly the nest'
The average price gap between people down-selling and buying back into the market is €345,129.
More males are born in Ireland, but women are living longer
Some 53,000 more females than males were recorded in the Census 2016 results.
One in 10 Irish people say they have no religion, the second largest group behind Roman Catholics
Births, deaths and everything in between: Here’s what you need to know about Census 2016.
There are now 4,757,976 people in Ireland
The population has grown 169,724 since the last census in 2011.
People are being urged to open the door to census form collectors this weekend
Enumerators are having trouble accessing apartments and homes in Dublin’s inner city.
Poll: Did you say you had a religion in last night's census?
It was one of the most debated questions on the form – but how did you answer?
11 very Irish tweets about taking the Census last night
What a night.
Here's why the census wants to know if you have a PC
“It’s an old-fashioned question,” a CSO spokesperson said.
9 questions you've probably had about filling out Census 2016
Pen at the ready.
Census will go to extra lengths to leave nobody uncounted
Special provisions have been put in place to ensure rough sleepers and those in emergency accommodation are counted.
A company linked to Abu Ghraib Prison are working on the census again
CACI UK was awarded the contract for “census printing and data capture services” in 2002 and has had that contract renewed every census since.
Haven't got a census form yet? You need to get on to your enumerator, pronto
It’s everyone’s legal obligation to make sure they’re included, the CSO is warning.
'What is your religion?' People are being urged to think hard about that come census night
The Humanists Association of Ireland want people to consider how they really feel.
Here's how you can shape the living history of Ireland next month
Make your mark on Irish history.
6 things you didn't know about this year's census
We’ve broken it down into facts and figures.
Fancy counting for cash? Ten weeks part-time work could earn you €2,400
The CSO is looking for census enumerators.
Here's when the next census is going to be
The Taoiseach got government approval for his proposed census date today.
2016 Census may be delayed in government spending review
The government may decide to delay the next census, after the CSO suggested it could be considered for spending cutbacks.