About the forms
All of the Census 2002 and Census 2006 forms were designed with scanning in mind. The main household form caters for up to six persons present in the household on Census Night. The household form also seeks limited information about persons who were temporarily away from the household on Census Night. A listing form was provided for communal establishments. Every person present in the communal establishment on Census Night is listed on the form and receives an individual form for completion.
Census 2006 Forms
A sample copy of the Census 2006 form - English version (PDF 655KB)
A sample copy of the Census 2006 form - Irish version (PDF 592KB)
A Step by Step Guide to filling in the Census 2006 form was produced in conjunction with the National Adult Literacy Agency. This was a useful guide to help anyone not familiar with filling in forms.
If you would like more information about why a question was asked and the information it provided - see our Detailed Look at Census Questions.
In association with the National Council for the Blind in Ireland (NCBI), the following versions of the Census 2006 form were also made available:
Braille, cassette and cd versions of the census form were available on request from census enumerators and from CSO.
In addition, the main text of the household form was made available in the following languages:
|› Arabic (PDF 2.5MB)||› Czech (PDF 358KB)||› Chinese (PDF 352KB)|
|› French (PDF 267KB)||› Latvian (PDF 344KB)||› Lithuanian (PDF 316KB)|
|› Portugese (PDF 268KB)||› Romanian (PDF 349KB)|
|› Russian (PDF 367KB)||› Spanish (PDF 282KB)|
Additional information in the above languages and also Estonian, Hungarian, Slovak, Turkish and Yoruba is available on our Foreign Languages page.
Census 2002 Forms