As the collection of Census forms is completed, the Central Statistics Office have thanked the public for its participation in Census 2022. The CSO also paid tribute to the almost 6,000 field staff who were instrumental in the delivery of more than two million forms to households across the country.
The CSO are still receiving forms through the post, and processing of the forms has begun. Preliminary results are expected to be published by the end of the month.
Pádraig Dalton, Director General of the CSO, expressed his gratitude to the public for returning their completed census forms and to the dedicated census field staff who worked tirelessly to ensure the success of the census and said:
“As the last of the Census field staff have now finished their work, I want, on behalf of everyone in the CSO, to applaud and commend the efforts of our Census Enumerators, Field Supervisors, Regional Supervisors and Liaison Officers in helping us to deliver another successful census."
“The commitment and hard work of the teams never ceases to amaze me. They understand the importance of their job for the country and the success of the census is reliant on their dedication and determination. Thank you all for what you have achieved."
"I also acknowledge the public’s support for Census 2022 and on behalf of the CSO I want to say thanks to them for their contribution. By participating in Census 2022 you are helping to create a valuable, independent data resource which will assist in targeting public services where they are needed. Thank you for being counted.”
As well as producing the results from Census 2022, the CSO is now looking ahead to the next census which will take place in 2027. Work is underway on providing an online response option, which will be part funded by the European Union National Recovery and Resilience Plan (#NRRP).