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# Census

Last week
21st May 2023 - 27th May 2023
Births continue to fall while death rate rises, new CSO statistics show
The number of deaths registered per 1,000 people in 2022 is 19% higher than in 2012.
Last year
# Gender Identity
Government 'open' to including non-binary option in the next census form
The Tánaiste said it is ‘definitely something the government is open to’.
# Population boom
Census 2022: Initial results show population of Ireland at highest figure since 1841
The housing stock increased by 6% since 2016, lagging behind a population growth of 7.6%
# info
First early results from Census 2022 to be published this month
It’s the first new set of population-wide data since the last census in 2016.
# Census
'It's a complete farce': Homes across east Clare have yet to receive census forms
People fear parts of east Clare could lose out on public services as their population will be undercounted.
If your Census form hasn't been collected yet, you've been asked to post it back
Returning Census forms by post is free of charge to the householder.
# let us know
Open thread: What will you write in the 'time capsule' section of the census?
This year’s census is taking place tonight.
# Census
Here's everything you need to know about the census
This year’s census is taking place tomorrow.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you fill out the time capsule section of the census?
This year’s form will include an optional time capsule section to write a message to future generations.
# Podcast
The Explainer: What does the census do?
Listen in to hear how the census works, and why it’s important.
# Save the Date
Census 2022 to take place in April after being delayed last year due to Covid-19
The last census was carried out on 24 April 2016.
All time
# gender recognition
People will be able to self-identify as male or female in Scotland's census next year
National Records of Scotland, who are responsible for the census, said people do not need a gender-recognition certificate to identify as a different gender from the one registered at birth.
# 100-year rule
The CSO has alerted the gardaí after extracts from the 1926 Census were published on social media
The individual who posted the information was contacted by the CSO and has agreed to remove the material.
# Pushed Back
Census which was due to take place next year postponed until 2022
It will instead take place on 3 April 2022.
# Census
Mortality census of long-term residential care facilities to be carried out this weekend
The data will be published “as soon as possible”, the Department of Health said.
# Modern times
CSO to spend estimated €1.2 million on smart phones and equipment as Census 2021 goes digital
Over 5,000 smart phones will be given to the Census enumerators around the country to capture data in April 2021.
# Census
'Rectifying the historic wrong': LGBT advocates wanted sexual orientation included on the next Census
Scotland’s census will give individuals up to 21 options under this category including skolisexual and demiromantic.
# citizenship question
Trump backs down on controversial census question after protracted legal and political battle
He directed federal agencies to compile the information using existing databases instead.
# Time Capsule
For the first time, you can write a message for future generations on the Census
The Census will have a “time capsule” blank box on the form, where citizens can leave their mark, to be revealed in 100 years’ time.
# census 2021
Do you have broadband? What time do you leave work? These are some of the questions you'll be asked in the next census
The next Census day will be held on 18 April 2021. Mark it in the diary.
# Census
How many people in Ireland are aged over 100? The CSO published a load of stats about society
Ireland, in numbers.
# lunch crunch
Poll: Would you like to be able to speak more Irish?
Give it to us straight. Be honest.
# Census
Here's what the wellbeing of Ireland looks like right now
The average annual earnings in 2016 were €36,919 per person.
# Census 2016
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.
# Gaeilge
Just 6.3% of Gaeilgeoirí speak Irish on a weekly basis
Census figures have revealed where the most Irish speakers are in the country.
# Census 2016
Number of dual Irish citizens living here up by almost 90% over five years
New figures from Census 2016 have been released.
# Census 2016
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.
# Emergency Accommodation
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.
# good to know
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.
# But a number
This is the oldest town in Ireland (in terms of average age)
Females were on average 1.3 years older than their male counterparts.
# Come to your census
Eight people could be brought to court over a refusal to fill in their census form
They could be fined up to €44,000.
# Census
There are 79 unemployment blackspots in Ireland, with Limerick worst affected
Meanwhile, the number of women looking after the home or family has continued to decline.
# snapshot of ireland
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.
# Population Growth
This chart shows the massive drop in housing supply compared to the Celtic Tiger years
One homeless charity says the government’s housing plan is moving far too slowly.
# Housing Crisis
This graph shows how housing supply has flatlined this decade - compared to population growth
A new report looks at housing in Census 2016.
'Ireland is slowly discarding its age-old loyalty card attitude toward established religions'
Laws, government policies and the public funding of services should benefit all members of Irish society, writes Terry Flynn.
# births and deaths
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.
# Census 2016
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.
Why do we have a census? Here's what the statistics are used for
Some of the summary results from last year’s census will be published today.
Mother's Day stats: July most popular month for having babies and Leitrim has lowest number of births
Donegal, Cavan and Monaghan had the largest families with 2.19 children per family on average.