CSO is now accepting submissions from data users on data outputs from Census 2021.
Public consultation for Census 2021 has two distinct elements. The first of these was the public consultation on form content which has already been completed. Steps in the process included acceptance of submissions from the public, convening a Census Advisory Group (CAG) of expert users, a Census Pilot Survey, data analysis and user agreement. Census 2021 content was signed off by Government in July 2019. A full report on is available on the CSO website here.
The second part of CSO’s public consultation process seeks the views of the census data users on the outputs that will be produced from Census 2021.
CSO is inviting all data users, both individuals and organisations, to indicate their data requirements and suggestions for Census 2021 outputs by responding to the five questions in the survey at the link below. The public consultation will be open from the 6th of February to the 20th of March. CSO will examine all submissions received and use them to inform the Census 2021 Dissemination Strategy, which will be published on www.cso.ie later this year. A list of statistical products with an associated timetable will be published in the first half of 2021.
Please see the 2021 Census form here to facilitate your feedback for the 2021 Output Consultation.
To participate in the consultation process, please click here.
You may also email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please add ‘Census 2021 Consultation” in the subject line.
Written submissions are also welcome. They should be sent to
Census 2021 Consultation,
Swords Business Campus,
The closing date for responses, both online and written, is 20th March 2020.
It should be noted that information you provide as part of this consultation may be subject to Freedom of Information requests. This does not however apply to personal data, which will remain confidential and will not be shared.
Suggestions for changes to questions or new questions for Census 2021 cannot be considered in this part of the consultation.
Thank you for your interest in Census 2021.